Moriyama and Teshima Architects fonds

Reference Code: Fonds - F 2187
Title: Moriyama and Teshima Architects fonds
Date of Creation: [19--]-2016
Physical Description:

60,376 architectural drawings

56 technical drawings (1 annotated)

6308.35 MB of architectural drawings (ai, gif, jpg, psd, thm, tiff) (1622 architectural drawings)

129.08 metres of textual records

639 volumes of textual records

1707.62 MB of textual records (doc, jpg, pdf, pps, ppt, qxp, tiff, xls)

55,559 photographs

3377.65 MB of photographs (doc, jpg, pdf, ppt, psd, tiff) (2464 photographs)

542.05 MB of moving images (avi, bup, ifo, vob) (10 minutes, 58 seconds)

262 KB of sound recordings (cda, wav) (1 minute, 14 seconds)

107.6 MB of cartographic records (tiff) (6 maps)

61.5 MB of drawings (jpg, tiff) (19 drawings)

597 presentation panels

379 aperture cards

100 audio cassette tapes

57 reels of microfilm

50 maps

45 postcards

32 posters

34 artifacts

19 paintings

14 sketches

6 drawings

5 architectural models

3 video cassettes

4 compact discs

1 print


14,354 35 mm photograph slides

71 colour transparences

Scope and Content:

Fonds consists of records that document the activities of the Toronto based partnership of Moriyama & Teshima as architects and planners from 1957 to 2008, both individually as a firm and in joint venture.

The records include project and business files. The projects include those proposed and/or undertaken by the partnership such as: public buildings (civic and recreation centres), cultural and educational centres (libraries, museums and university buildings), land-use planning studies, residential buildings (single-family dwellings and multi-unit complexes), and commercial properties (car dealerships and malls); and places of worship and spiritual reflection.

The project files may include architectural drawings in hard-copy and digital format, such as sketches, technical drawings, conceptual designs, renderings, plans, sections, elevations, and details. Some drawings include overlays, colour, and extensive annotations. They may also include paintings, photographs, 35 mm photograph slides, posters, site models, and presentation panels. Project files may also contain site surveys or maps, correspondence, financial records, minutes to meetings, and product samples.

The business files include contracts and specifications, proposal submissions, site research, various publications, planning reports, correspondence, cost estimates, meeting minutes, tender bids and contracts, reports, schedules, change orders and notices, reports, news clippings, media and public relations materials, and the personal office records of Raymond Moriyama including his scrapbooks, daytimers, written speeches, honorary diplomas, awards, and other material.

Fonds also includes audio cassettes and CD-ROMs that relate to the history of the partnership, including detail meetings with clients and other interested parties.

The fonds is arranged by corporate function. A project coding system created by Moriyama and Teshima Architects has been maintained as well as original file codes and numbers where applicable. Project codes include a numbering system whereby the first two digits represent the year the project was started followed by digits assigned sequentially.

Administrative History or Biographical Sketch:

Moriyama & Teshima Architects is a Toronto-based Canadian architecture firm set up in 1970 as a partnership between Raymond Moriyama and Ted Teshima.

Raymond Moriyama is a contemporary Canadian architect (born at Vancouver 11 October 1929), who established an architectural practice in Toronto in May 1958.

Raymond Moriyama, Architects and Planners, was a Toronto architectural and urban planning practice set up in May 1958 by Raymond Moriyama.

Ted Teshima (b. Sea Island, B.C. 4 Sept. 1938) is the Toronto architect who in 1970 formed the architectural partnership of Moriyama & Teshima Architects with Raymond Moriyama.

Click on the link(s) below for more information.

Moriyama, Raymond, 1929-

Teshima, Ted, 1938-2016

Moriyama & Teshima Architects

Raymond Moriyama, Architects and Planners

Restrictions on Access:

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Terms For Use and Reproduction:

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Immediate Source of Acquisition: The Moriyama and Teshima Architects fonds was donated to the Archives of Ontario by the partners of Moriyama and Teshima Architects, Toronto, in 2001 and 2004.
An additonal accrual of records was donated to the Archives by former senior architect John Snell in 2010.
An additional accrual of four architectural models was donated to the Archives in 2013 by Raymond Moriyama.
An additional accrual of records was donated by the partners of Moriyama and Teshima Architects in 2013.
An additional accrual of records was donated by Raymond Moriyama in 2016 and 2018.
Associated Material:

For records associated with the partnership Moriyama & Teshima, Architects consult the Canadian Architectural Archives at the University of Calgary, Alberta, that has in its custody the early records of the Moriyama & Teshima, Architects (1959-1979) including approximately 6,000 drawings, 19.2 metres of textual records and 23 microfilm reels.

Related Material:

For records related to the partnership of Moriyama and Teshima, Architects consult: F 4449, Raymond Moriyama fonds; F 4446-122, Peter Smith's files for the Prague Quadrennial Exhibition; and F 4446-128, Lett / Smith Architects' reference files, related to the Muskoka Steam Town Study (F 2187-1-37) and Niagara Parks 100-Year Conceptual Plan (F 2187-1-130).

Additional records pertaining to work commissioned by Moriyama and Teshima Architects is found in the Lenscape Incorporated fonds, specifically sub-series F 4593-1-197.

Accruals: Further accruals are expected.
Other/Former Codes:

Accession numbers: 41633, 46809.

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