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Modern glass home, designed by renowned architect Toshiko Mori (722297) by iSpy

Prior to establishing her own firm, Toshiko Mori worked for Edward Larrabee Barnes.[3] Mori is licensed as an architect in Connecticut, Florida, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, and Washington, D.C.. At the Harvard University Graduate School of Design, she received tenure in 1995 and chaired the Department of Architecture from 2002–2008. Mori has taught at the graduate level at Cooper Union School of Architecture, Columbia University, and Yale University.[1] Mori is known for her "concern with material innovation and conceptual clarity."[4] Her projects include the A.R.T. New York theater, the canopy at the Brooklyn Children's Museum, Pembroke Hall at Brown University, exhibit design at MoMA and the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, and numerous residential projects in the United States, Taiwan, China, and Austria.[5][6][7] As a member of the World Economic Forum's Global Agenda Council on the Future of Cities, Mori leads research and inquiry into sustainable architecture, enhancing cities' livability, and creating efficient urban services.[8] Mori is also on the board of directors of Architecture For Humanity, a nonprofit dedicated to design innovation and community involvement.[9] She has been the recipient of numerous international awards and honors, and her work has been widely exhibited and published. She was awarded the Cooper Union's inaugural John Hejduk Award in 2003. In 2005, she received the Academy Award in Architecture from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, as well as the Medal of Honor from the American Institute of Architects New York Chapter.[10] Her projects have been exhibited in the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum’s “Design Life Now: National Design Triennial 2006” and at the Guggenheim Museum.[11] A monograph of her work, Toshiko Mori Architect, was published by Monacelli Press in 2008. She has contributed to many publications, as well as editing a volume on material and fabrication research, Immaterial/Ultramaterial.[12] In 2014, Mori was recognized for her work designing the Poe Park Visitor Center, a winning site of Built by Women New York City,[13] a competition launched by the Beverly Willis Architecture Foundation during the fall of 2014 to identify outstanding and diverse sites and spaces designed, engineered and built by women. In 2015, Mori's ecological cultural center in the Senegalese village of Sinthian opened.[14] The building's pitched roof is a sophisticated water-collection system that siphons rainwater into a cistern, providing 30 percent of Sinthian's overall consumption

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