Professor Toshiko Mori was honored with the Kathy and Howard J. Aibel Award at the A.R.T./New York Spring Benefit in New York City. A.R.T./New York is a service and advocacy organization for over 350 not-for-profit theaters throughout New York City, providing the Off Broadway community with support through grants, loans, and affordable office, meeting and rehearsal rental spaces. The Kathy and Howard J. Aibel Award is presented to an individual in the community that has made the New York City environment a better place for the arts and for artists. Professor Mori is the architect of A.R.T./New York's new theatre development on 53rd Street and 10th Avenue, which will provide affordable and flexible rehearsal space to the Off Broadway community for the next century.
Professor Toshiko Mori is the Robert P. Hubbard Professor in the Practice of Architecture at the GSD, and was chair of the Department of Architecture from 2002 to 2008. She is principal of Toshiko Mori Architect, which she established in 1981 in New York City, and her current work includes public New York City theater and library projects, a park visitor center in the Bronx, the Hudson Yard Park and Boulevard, and subway canopies.