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Raymond Moriyama : biography

October 11, 1929 -

Raymond Moriyama, CC, O.Ont (born October 11, 1929, Vancouver, Canada), Canadian Encyclopedia. Retrieved 3 April 2013. is a Canadian architect. He has designed several buildings at Brock University from the 1970s through the latest campus expansion and is the University's former chancellor.

Notable projects

  • Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre in Toronto, (1958)
  • Health Services Building, University of Waterloo, (1968)
  • Museum London in London, Ontario, (1980)
  • North York Central Library, (1987)
  • Canadian Embassy in Tokyo, (1991)
  • John Labatt Visual Arts Centre, The University of Western Ontario, (1993)
  • National Museum of Saudi Arabia in Riyadh (1999)) to international acclaim
  • Seneca@York in Toronto, Ontario


File:Bata Shoe Museum.jpg|Bata Shoe Museum, (1991) Toronto, Ontario File:Across the road.jpg|Canadian War Museum (2005) File:Ottawa - ON - Rathaus.jpg|Ottawa City Hall (1990) File:Scarborough civic centre outside 1.jpg|Scarborough Civic Centre (1969), Scarborough, Ontario File:Toronto Reference Library, exterior.jpg|Toronto Reference Library(1973) File:0OSC Sept23 06.jpg|Ontario Science Centre (1964) File:Ottawa Civic Centre sideview 2004.jpg|Ottawa Civic Centre (1968) File:L'Amoreaux Collegiate Institute.JPG|L'Amoreaux Collegiate Institute Scarborough, Ontario, (1973) File:Albert Campbell Collegiate Institute.JPG|Albert Campbell Collegiate Institute Scarborough, Ontario, (1976) File:Science north.JPG|Science North in Sudbury, Ontario, (1980) File:NSCC campus in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.jpg|Nova Scotia Community College Waterfront Campus (with Barrie and Langille Architects) File:Toronto French School.JPG|Toronto French School - new additions File:BrockUWC.jpg|Brock University Walker Complex

Early life and education

Born in Vancouver, British Columbia, Raymond Moriyama was confined to an internment camp as a child, an experience which he cited as influential in his later career. He went to Upper Canada College. Morimaya received a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Toronto in 1954, and a Master of Architecture degree in civic and town planning from McGill University in 1957.


In 1970 Moriyama co-founded the Toronto firm, Moriyama & Teshima Architects with Ted Teshima.

In 1985, he was made an Officer of the Order of Canada and promoted to Companion in 2008. He was also awarded the Order of Ontario. In 2009, he was one of nine laureates to receive a Governor General's Award in Visual and Media Arts.

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