Raymond Moriyama, Doctor of Laws


[img_inline align=”right” src=”http://padnws01.mcmaster.ca/images/moriyama.raymond.jpg” caption=”Raymond Moriyama “]Born in Vancouver, Raymond Moriyama received his bachelor of architecture degree from the University of Toronto in 1954, and his master of architecture urban design from McGill University in 1957.

In 1958, Moriyama founded Moriyama & Teshima, a Toronto-based Canadian architecture firm that today has a worldwide reputation for excellence in design.

Moriyama has applied his expert and unique vision to many projects including the Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre, the Bata Shoe Museum, the Bank of Montreal Institute for Learning, the Saudi Arabian National Museum, the Ontario Science Centre, Science North in Sudbury, the Scarborough Civic Centre, the Toronto Reference Library, the new Canadian War Museum in Ottawa, and the Canadian Embassy in Tokyo.

His firm has won more than 100 awards and has worked with 10 universities and colleges, including McMaster (as architect of the McMaster University Student Centre).

Moriyama holds the Confederation of Canada Medal, the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada Gold Medal, an honorary fellowship from the American Institute of Architects, and the Golden Jubilee Medal. He is an Officer of the Order of Canada.

Honorary degrees are awarded to persons who are distinguished scholars or who have made outstanding contributions to the creative or performing arts; to persons who have distinguished reputations in the area of public service or who have had long and distinguished careers; or to persons who have made noteworthy contributions to McMaster and/or the local community.