Toshiko Mori is an architect and a professor. She is currently at Harvard Graduate School of Design and chaired the architecture department from 2002 to 2008. The principal of Toshiko Mori Architect, PLLC, she also founded VisionArc, a think tank promoting global dialogue for a sustainable future, and was one of the founders of Paracoustica, a non-profit promoting music in underserved communities. Her firm’s recent work includes a Master Plan for the Brooklyn Public Library and a Cultural Center/Artist Residence in rural Senegal. Mori received the Architecture Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters and is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. She received her architecture degree from Cooper Union and an honorary M.Arch from Harvard GSD.