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Toshiko Mori

Toshiko Mori

Toshiko Mori Architect (TMA) is a New York City based firm known for an innovative and diverse body of work spanning nearly four decades. Toshiko Mori, FAIA is the founding principal of TMA, and the Robert P. Hubbard Professor in the Practice of Architecture at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design (GSD). Mori’s intelligent approach to ecologically sensitive siting strategies, historical context, and innovative use of materials reflects a creative integration of design and technology. Her designs demonstrate a thoughtful sensitivity to detail and involve extensive research into the site conditions and surrounding context. The work of TMA combines a strong conceptual and theoretical approach with a thorough study of programmatic needs and practical conditions to achieve a design that is both spatially compelling and pragmatically responsive. Toshiko Mori Architect has worked on a broad range of programs including urban, civic, institutional, cultural, residential, museum and exhibition design. Recent work includes master plans for the Brooklyn Public Library Central Branch and the Buffalo Botanical Gardens; Thread Cultural Center and Artists’ Residences, as well as Fass School and Teachers’ Residence both in Senegal; and Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs Stephen Robert’62 Hall at Brown University.

Fass School and Teachers’ Residence, senegal by Toshiko Mori Architect

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Credits:

Design Team: Toshiko Mori, Jordan MacTavish
General Contractor: Dr. Magueye Ba
Structural: Schlaich Bergermann Partner


Photographs © Iwan Baan, Sofia Verzbolovskis

Thread Artists’ Residences & Cultural Center
Sinthian, Senegal by Toshiko Mori Architect

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Credits:

Design Team: Toshiko Mori, Jordan MacTavish
General Contractor: Dr. Magueye Ba
Structural: Schlaich Bergermann and Partners


Photographs © Iwan Baan