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BEAT Talks with Moriyama & Teshima Architects

  • Moriyama & Teshima Architects 117 George Street Toronto, ON, M5S 2E8 Canada (map)


Moriyama and Teshima Architects

Moriyama & Teshima Architects (MTA) is a team of architects, planners and designers collaborating with visionary clients to build inspiring and enduring spaces that transform communities and reinforce civic identity.

The office offers services in architecture, master planning and urban design, interior design and program development. The firm’s extensive portfolio of Canadian and international projects comprises museums and art galleries, university buildings, schools, corporate and government headquarters, recreational facilities, libraries, restoration and renovation projects, and urban/campus planning.

Under the leadership of Jason Moriyama, Diarmuid Nash, Daniel Teramura, Carol Phillips, and Brian Rudy, MTA has cultivated a dynamic team of young, innovative designers around a long-standing core of design traditions that continue to define the practice. The studio is made up of individuals who reflect the cultural diversity that defines our global present: a combination of industry leaders and young designers working together to design and deliver exceptional projects. MTA’s designs are rooted in collaborative processes that approach challenges and solutions holistically, working at all times to integrate site, building, context and a plurality of perspectives into a built reality we can all be proud of.

Carol Phillips

Carol is a Partner at Moriyama & Teshima Architects, having led some of the firm’s most valued civic, cultural and educational buildings. She brings a passionate drive for powerful and graceful architectural solutions developed over 20 years of working in Canada and abroad. Carol immediately distinguished herself upon arrival at MTA with her first completed project, the award-winning Multi-faith Centre at the University of Toronto. This centre continues to serve diverse communities with grace, accommodating inclusivity and intercultural understanding – underlying principles that inform all of Carol’s projects.

Carol’s civic experience includes Surrey City Hall and Plaza, the Guelph Civic Administration Complex, and Ottawa’s new Parliament Hill Visitor Welcome Centre which is under construction. Her projects in downtown Toronto include the Toronto Reference Library Revitalization, Goldring Student Centre at University of Toronto, and the upcoming Ryerson Centre for Redevelopment and Urban Innovation. Carol is currently an Architectural Design Lead on one of four shortlisted teams for the Etobicoke Civic Centre Design Competition.

Additionally, Carol is known for her exceptional presentation skills and her ability to gain broad support for her projects, promoting designs to stakeholders in ways that result in wide-scale consensus. A Fellow of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada, Carol’s complete design and collaborative skills allow her to drive and lead every phase of a building project. Her exceptional and versatile design leadership drives the vision for designs of varying building programmes, reinforcing the principles of generous, inspiring spaces that serve their communities.

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