Royal Architectural Institute of Canada

Diarmuid Nash, FRAIC

Nash is a Partner at Moriyama & Teshima Architects, which has offices in Toronto and Ottawa. He joined the firm in 1988 after completing work on the Canadian embassy in Tokyo, where he was on a fellowship at Shimizu Corporation, joint-venture partners on the embassy with Moriyama & Teshima.

The Chancellor-Elect is a Past President of the Ontario Association of Architects and a lecturer at the Daniels School of Architecture at the University of Toronto.

His substantial expertise in the planning, design, and construction of cultural landmarks is demonstrated in projects such as the Canadian War Museum in Ottawa (with GRC Architects, Governor-General’s Medal in Architecture 2008); the National Museum of Saudi Arabia, and the Etihad Museum in Dubai.

Nash has led international design teams through complex projects such as The Delegation of the Ismaili Imamat in Ottawa (with Maki and Associates, Governor-General’s Medal in Architecture 2012) and the recently completed Aga Khan Museum in Toronto (also with Maki and Associates).

He was the Partner on numerous significant public buildings and spaces including the City of Surrey’s new City Hall and the new Government of Canada Visitor Welcome Centre on Parliament Hill in Ottawa.