Born 1961, Ontario
Jason Moriyama is an award-winning architect based in Toronto who specializes in cultural buildings and university design. Educated in Ottawa, Los Angeles, and Tokyo, Moriyama has built his career at the architectural firm co-founded by his father, the legendary architect Raymond Moriyama: Moriyama & Teshima Architects, where he is currently a partner and lead design principal. Moriyama’s educational background in both architecture and industrial design has led him to develop a holistic approach to all aspects of his designs.
He has worked on dozens of award-winning projects with Moriyama & Teshima, including the new Canadian War Museum in Ottawa, which won a Governor General’s Medal in 2008, the Saudi Arabia National Museum, and several buildings at the University of Toronto. He also collaborated with his father on the concept design for the Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre in Burnaby (Vancouver), and earlier in his career, a redesign of the Bay Bloor Radio flagship store in collaboration with his father and his brother Ajon won a Governor General’s Medal. Moriyama also led his firm’s Comprehensive Master Planning Team, which was part of a Canadian consortium of master planning for the Holy Cities of Makkah, Madinah, and Mashaer in Saudi Arabia.
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