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11.04.09 | W. M. Keck Lecture Hall 7pm
Toshiko Mori: Works and Projects

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Toshiko Mori is the principal of Toshiko Mori Architect, which she established in 1981 in New York City. She was the Chair of the Department of Architecture at Harvard University Graduate School of Design from 2002 to 2008 and is currently the Robert P. Hubbard Professor in the Practice of Architecture. Mori has been recognized for her strong research based approach to design. She is currently preparing her next publication: Textile Tectonic in Architecture.

The work of Toshiko Mori Architect has been widely published and has received awards and prizes internationally. Mori’s intelligent approach to historical context, ecologically sensitive sitting strategies, and innovative use of materials reflects a creative integration of design. Her work combines a conceptual and theoretical approach with a thorough study of programmatic needs and practical conditions to reach a design.

Current work includes houses in Connecticut, New York, Massachusetts, Taiwan, and Mongolia, institutional projects for Syracuse University, Brown University, and a master plan for New York University. Mori’s research-based approach to design has been commended in awards and invitations to lectures and exhibitions around the world. A monograph of her work, Toshiko Mori Architect, was published by Monacelli Press last year.