THE KASSLER LECTURE, “Observations”
Toshiko Mori, FAIA, Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design; Toshiko Mori Architect
March 31, 2022 · 6:00 pm—7:30 pm · Betts Auditorium and Livestream
School of Architecture
Toshiko Mori is the Robert P. Hubbard Professor in the Practice of Architecture at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design and was the Chairman of the Department of Architecture from 2002 to 2008. She is principal of Toshiko Mori Architect, and founder of VisionArc, a think-tank promoting global dialogue for a sustainable future. She has been honored with numerous awards, most recently the Isamu Noguchi Award in 2021, the Louis Auchincloss Prize in 2020, the Tau Sigma Delta National Honor Society Gold Medal in 2016, Architectural Record’s Women in Design Leader Award in 2019, the OMI Arts Leadership Award in 2019, and the AIA/ASCA Topaz Medallion for Excellence in Architectural Education in 2019. Her project “Thread: Artists’ Residency and Cultural Center” in Sinthian, Senegal was awarded the 2017 AIA Honor Award for Architecture and was one of the winners of the inaugural FIBRA Award for Contemporary Plant Fiber-based Architecture in 2019. Architectural Digest included Toshiko Mori Architect in their annual AD100 list in 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, and 2022. Mori is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and was inaugurated to both the National Academy of Arts and Letters and the National Academy of Design in 2020.
In 2020, she published two new monographs, one with A+U Magazine for their February 2020 issue and another with ArchiTangle Berlin titled Toshiko Mori Architect Observations. In 2021, her project “Fass School and Teachers’ Residence” in Fass, Senegal won the AIA Architecture Award.
Lecture made possible by the Kenneth Kassler Memorial Lecture Fund. The School of Architecture, Princeton University, is registered with the AIA Continuing Education (AIA/CE) and is committed to developing quality learning activities in accordance with the AIA/CE criteria. Members of the AIA can log credits for this event by completing this form.