CannonDesign Shines at 2016 AIA St. Louis Design Awards

  • September 23, 2016
  • Author: David Polzin

The annual AIA St. Louis Design Awards celebration is one of my favorite nights of the year. Being from St. Louis and a proud member of the city’s design community, I’m always excited to see the best work from the past year – and the people who made it possible – recognized. Fortunately, the design awards often prove especially rewarding as CannonDesign consistently brings home multiple awards. This year proved no different for our firm as CannonDesign received an Architecture Merit Award for our work with the University of Missouri – St. Louis Recreation and Wellness Center and a Merit Award for Unbuilt Architecture for the Maryland Heights Community Center….

LEED-EBOM Gold Recertification: A.E. Stevenson High School

  • August 24, 2016
  • Author: Lisa Adams

When certified in June 2011, A.E. Stevenson High School became the first LEED for Existing Buildings: Operations and Maintenance (LEED-EBOM) Gold high school. This certification recognizes the school’s commitment to responsible operations and maintenance processes, and reflects a deeper commitment to engaging the local community of stakeholders in environmental responsibility. CannonDesign provided the visioning, guidance and LEED project administration to ensure their diligent attention to green operations was recognized against a national sustainability benchmark. Unlike the more familiar LEED rating systems for new construction and commercial interiors, LEED-EBOM buildings must recertify periodically to demonstrate ongoing achievement. Stevenson re-certified Gold after five more years of consultancy. Learn more about our Sustainability…

CHUM Recognized on the Red Carpet in NYC

  • May 13, 2016
  • Author: Michael McManus

The architects for the new Centre hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal (CHUM) — CannonDesign + NEUF architect(e)s — were on the red carpet in New York City yesterday evening to receive an Architizer A+ Award alongside some of the leading architects from around the world. The CHUM took home the People’s Choice Award in the Unbuilt Hospitality category of the awards program. According to Architizer, more than 400,000 public votes were cast from more than 100 countries. Read the CHUM case study >

First LEED Platinum Certified Montessori School in Illinois

  • May 12, 2016
  • Author: Stuart Brodsky

In partnership with Chiaravalle Montessori School and Bulley & Andrews, CannonDesign is pleased to announce that Chiaravalle’s North Wing Addition has achieved LEED Platinum Certification. When replacing their 60-year-old gymnasium annex, Chiaravalle Montessori, a PK-8 school located in Evanston, Illinois, a northern suburb of Chicago with a population of roughly 75,000, seized a rare opportunity to design a Montessori building to meet the needs of their Montessori program. Community-based planning served as a catalyst to build student centered learning environments, which celebrate the Chiaravalle community and Montessori curriculum. Designed with abundant natural light and a focus on bringing nature inside, the new 19,000 sf North Wing expands Chiaravalle’s programming options…

CHUM Wins Architizer A+ Popular Choice Award

  • March 1, 2016
  • Author: Terri Swiatek

We’re excited to announce — in conjunction with our partner firm, NEUF architect(e)s — that the Centre hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal (CHUM) has won the Popular Choice Award in the Hospitality category of the Architizer A+ Awards. The awards program recognizes design excellence in more than 115 categories. According to Architizer, winners “represent the best of architecture and design worldwide.” The CHUM, located at the heart of Montreal’s new health district, is the largest health infrastructure project underway in North America, and arguably the only health project in the world of this scale being built on such a highly constrained site. It consolidates Hôtel-Dieu de Montréal (the second-oldest hospital in…

Meet Mike Cavanaugh, CannonDesign’s New Sustainability Leader

  • February 16, 2016
  • Author: Michael McManus

Last week, CannonDesign announced Mike Cavanaugh as its new firmwide sustainability leader. As part of that introduction, Mike took time to answer some key questions about his new role, sustainable design and key industry initiatives. What’s your elevator pitch when explaining sustainability at CannonDesign? Sustainability is a moral, ethical and professional imperative; it is a standard of care that we owe to our clients, our colleagues and our future generations. CannonDesign has the breadth of experience and expertise to deliver design solutions that innovate within our industry, operate at peak efficiency and stand the test of time for our clients, and minimize impacts on our natural environment. For our clients who…

Jain Selected to 2016 Lab of the Year Jury

  • January 12, 2016
  • Author: Danielle Forsyth

Punit Jain, AIA, LEED Fellow, has been selected as a juror of the 2016 Laboratory of the Year Awards. A prestigious and global competition, the Lab of the Year Awards recognizes the best in laboratory design through innovation, construction, sustainability and operation. Jain is a leader in our science and technology and sustainability practices. As a LEED Fellow, he has overseen the design and construction of over 24 LEED projects in the life sciences, engineering and physical sciences. He is responsible for generating innovative solutions in regenerative and net zero design for complex scientific facilities at a campus and building scale. Punit serves on the national board of the International Institute…

Baltimore Sun Touts New Coppin State University Science & Technology Center

  • October 15, 2015
  • Author: Terri Swiatek

A new story from the Baltimore Sun highlights the opening of Coppin State University’s new Science & Technology Center – an $83 million center that will serve as a hub for STEM (Science, Technology, Education and Math) instruction and research for Coppin and the University of Baltimore through a shared-use agreement signed over the summer.

Kaiser Permanente’s Kraemer Medical Center Featured on Cover of Contract Magazine

  • September 1, 2015
  • Author: Terri Swiatek

Contract, one of the leading publications for interior design and architecture, features Kaiser Permanente’s new Kraemer Medical Center on the cover of its “Innovations In Healthcare Design and Delivery” issue. Designed by the Yazdani Studio of CannonDesign, the atypical building brings the medical center’s radiation therapy services—services that are typically housed below ground to accommodate heavy equipment and to shield radiation—above ground and into the light. As Sunil Shah, KP’s design director for Southern California, explains: We wanted to demonstrate to the public that we had a unique, state-of-art building for cancer patients that was healing, stress-relieving, and full of natural light. The article examines how the design team successfully…

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