In Memory of Ted Teshima

It is with a heavy heart that all current and former Moriyama & Teshima staff members say goodbye to Ted Teshima, one of the original partners of Moriyama & Teshima Architects, who passed away at home surrounded by family on September 2, 2016.

In 1970, Ted became a partner at Moriyama & Teshima Architects and Planners, beginning a new 36-year relationship as partner to Ray. Under this new partnership in the 1970’s and throughout the 1980’s, the variety of work the firm undertook kept expanding. Many more university clients were added and two legacy projects by Moriyama & Teshima were also completed—The Metro Toronto Reference Library on Yonge Street (now renamed the Toronto Reference Library) and Science North in Sudbury.

Ted’s reasoned, logical and community centred approach to handling projects made Ted a natural leader.

Ted retired from Moriyama & Teshima Architects in 2006, preceded by many well deserved honours and accomplishments: he was a Fellow of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada and Royal Society of Arts (England) and a member of the Ontario Association of Architects and Architectural Institute of British Columbia; he was Director of the Board of the Ontario Heritage Foundation from 1983 to 1990; Ted was also a member of the Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design at the University of Toronto since 1987. In 2002 Ted was awarded The Order of da Vinci from the Ontario Association of Architects,“an honour that is awarded to architects who have demonstrated exceptional leadership in the profession, in education, and/or in service to architecture and the community.”

Ted’s leadership and defining contribution to the architecture community in Canada will never be forgotten.

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