Toshiko Mori


I would say every architect that I know is a philosopher on his or her own.
Toshiko Mori

About the Innovator

Throughout her career as a practicing architect and educator, Toshiko Mori has pursued a technical interest in the properties of materials, and especially synthetic materials, in addition to her concerns for purity of line, visual lightness and thermal performance.

Why She Innovates

As an architect, Toshiko Mori has always taken a personal delight in discovering new properties and potentials in materials. Whether designing exhibitions, houses or institutional projects such as the Visitor Center for Frank Lloyd Wright’s Darwin D. Martin House in Buffalo, New York, she enjoys a process that combines intuition with the rigor of research.