We would like to extend our gratitude to Canadian Architect Magazine for including a touching piece on MTA firm founder, Raymond Moriyama (who passed away on September 1st of this year), in their November publication.
Written by Trevor Boddy, “Why Raymond Moriyama Matters” (which will be included in his upcoming publication “The Constructed Landscape: Writings on Canadian Architecture Since Expo 67”), touches upon the significant events over Raymond’s remarkable 93 year life which led to the creation of some of his most innovative architectural projects, including the Ontario Science Centre in Toronto, the Canadian Embassy in Tokyo, and the Canadian War Museum in Ottawa.
“The human possibility of discovering joy in the midst of suffering is what powered the architecture of Raymond Moriyama. Emotionality is a quality seldom discussed in contemporary architecture, but scratch the surfaces of forms and details, and it is there, because buildings are just as much a product of inner lives as novels or stories”.
– Trevor Boddy, Architecture Critic and Historian
His wide-spanning accomplishments as an architect, a businessman, and a trailblazer in community-centred, environmentally-focused, sustainable leadership is what established our firm’s central values of generative, generous, and regenerative design. Read the full article by clicking here.