Architect Toshiko Mori, a longtime summer resident of North Haven and the architect for the new Center for Maine Contemporary Art now under construction in Rockland, has been named to Architectural Digest's Top 100 List for 2016.

The AD100 is an annual list recognizing the top thought leaders in architecture and design in the world today. In naming her to the list, the editors of Architectural Digest stated, "With her precise eye for balance and proportion, Toshiko Mori puts a fresh spin on modernism, incorporating innovative materials and exploring vernacular building types."

These characteristics are exhibited in the new CMCA building, with its form inspired by historic New England factories and its use of marine-grade zinc for siding. The new CMCA is scheduled to open in late June 2016.

Mori is the principal of Toshiko Mori Architect, which she established in 1981 in New York City. She was the chairman of the Department of Architecture at Harvard University Graduate School of Design from 2002 to 2008; and currently is the Robert P. Hubbard Professor in the Practice of Architecture. Her work has been widely published and has received awards and prizes internationally.

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