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Raymond Moriyama, C.C., O.Ont., M.Arch., LL.D., R.C.A.

Full Name Honour Received Residence
Raymond Moriyama, C.C., O.Ont., M.Arch., LL.D., R.C.A. C.C. Toronto
Honour Appointment Investiture
Companion of the Order of Canada April 10, 2008 November 5, 2009
Raymond Moriyama is one of the world's most innovative architects and urban planners. His design of the Canadian War Museum-inspired by the resilience of humanity and the environment in the face of the ravages of war-stands as a sombre, yet elegant, salute to the Canadian Forces and to veterans. He has elevated Canada's reputation for architectural excellence through his signal designs and plans for the National Museum of Saudi Arabia, as well as the Canadian Embassy in Tokyo, which serves as a monumental symbol of the Canadian spirit. His architectural legacy will continue to influence and inspire young architects and planners for generations to come.

This is a promotion within the Order.
Officer of the Order of Canada December 23, 1985 April 9, 1986
This Toronto architect, who views his profession as a vital social force, has won many honours for his functional yet aesthetically pleasing designs. His large projects, which have included the Ontario Science Centre, the Metropolitan Toronto Library, Science North in Sudbury, and the Scarborough Town Centre as well as his many smaller ones, are marked by his brilliant use of light and space to create an environment satisfying to all human faculties, spiritual as well as physical.
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