Millipore Lobby Renovation Wins IES Illumination Award

  • July 12, 2016
  • Author: Sara Schonour

We are thrilled to announce that our design of the Millipore lobby renovation in Boston has received an Award of Merit from the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES). The award recognizes projects for their ingenuity and originality, as well as their contributions to the lighting design industry. More about the Millipore lobby renovation. As a part of a branding and image transformation, this international life-science client sought to create a feature lobby gallery to welcome, engage, and educate visitors who enter the headquarters. The design has become the basis for six more of the company’s lobbies — expanding and empowering the client’s fresh new brand. The glowing, backlit walls of the…

Colleen McKenna: Making a Splash in the World of Sports Design

  • June 1, 2016
  • Author: Chris Whitcomb

Embedded within the early morning practices, coaching clinics and weekend meets are the very real life-long lessons you learn as a competitive swimmer. You learn what it takes to win. You learn what it feels like to lose by a finger length. You learn to be self-directed and independent. You realize the only thing you can control is what happens in your lane. Colleen McKenna learned these lessons at an early age. She started swimming competitively at the age of seven and trained year-round for more than a decade. From local summer leagues in her home state of Virginia, to high school competitions, AAU leagues and even a stint at…

Make It Reitz – Memories from Helping the University of Florida Create Reitz Student Union

  • March 14, 2016
  • Author: Lynne Deninger

It’s been a month since the University of Florida (UF) welcomed the renovated and expanded Reitz Student Union to its campus with a week-long grand opening celebration. I had the good fortune to attend the ribbon cutting ceremony where I reconnected with university leaders, students, former students and parents. Everyone was excited about the new student union and all it offers UF. It was a proud moment for me, as I led the student engagement process and supported our Washington-based team in the programming/planning for the building. By the numbers, Reitz Student Union renovated 90,000 sf of existing space and adds 126,000 sf of new space. The Union brings key…

Our New Downtown Boston Office Featured on Boston.com

  • January 1, 2016
  • Author: Terri Swiatek

A new Boston.com piece, “How an office switch can chance everything about the way a company works,” features our new Boston office at 99 Summer Street. The team moved to this new downtown location in October of last year as it allows for enhanced teamwork and collaboration, stronger connections to the larger Boston community, more opportunities for movement during the day for employees and efficient lighting design. The Boston team leveraged the firm’s workplace strategy and design expertise to make it as advantageous to the team as possible. The Boston.com highlights many of these qualities, shows numerous photos of the new space and also features strong commentary from our leaders. Here…

Open Hand Studio: Giving Thanks – The Meet & Match Way!

  • November 30, 2015
  • Author: Sara Schonour

Our Open Hand Studio hosted their fifth annual Meet & Match event in our brand new Boston office last week. With the Boston Society of Architects Foundation as our partners, we opened our doors to our new neighborhood and hosted a night of celebrating community-based design in Boston. The event was a wonderful success, bringing over 70 designers and community group leaders together for a one-of-a-kind opportunity: to share public interest design project ideas and meet with potential new partners in order to realize those concepts. I feel very thankful we were able to connect with and contribute to our Boston community in this way! Attendees heard from two kickoff speakers:…

Five Reasons We Love Our New Boston Office

  • October 27, 2015
  • Author: Kate St. Laurent

By Sally Gales and Kate St. Laurent CannonDesign’s move to 99 Summer Street created a unique opportunity to create studio space truly reflective of who we are as a design firm today. With the help of some of our interior design and workplace strategy colleagues from around the firm, we were able to design a high-performing office in the heart of downtown Boston. Here are the five things we love most about our new office: More opportunities for interaction and integration. The layout of our previous studio consisted of two main areas divided by the building core and conference rooms, leaving our engineers, science + technology and healthcare groups on the…

The Evolution of Our Boston Practice

  • October 26, 2015
  • Author: Lynne Deninger

Our move to Downtown Crossing is a major milestone in our 32 year Boston history. The move puts us at the heart of Boston’s business innovation district and sets us upon a path of continued growth and community involvement. Our history in the City began with the acquisition the John Carl Warnecke’s Boston office in 1983—at which time the firm’s Springfield, Massachusetts, design studio was moved to the 10th floor of 148 State Street in Boston and merged with the Warnecke office. The two firms combined to form Warnecke Cannon, an office of nine. Two years later, the firm rebranded as Cannon Boston and began the transformation from a small design studio…

New Office, Same Passion for Signature Design

  • October 22, 2015
  • Author: Sebastian Martellotto

The City of Boston’s architectural heritage is rich. Walking the City and/or driving through the surrounding region, there are many architectural gems – from the buildings that fill Harvard, MIT, the Fenway and Longwood Avenue to iconic civic buildings like City Hall and the JFK Library. We are proud to have a role in continuing this City and region’s powerful vision for design. We’ve been fortunate to work with leading institutions in the City from Boston University, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Simmons College, Boston College and Novartis to name just a few. I am proud to lead the design efforts for our Boston office where we promote a philosophy that embraces…

Boston: Home Sweet Home for Great Architecture

  • October 22, 2015
  • Author: Joshua Simoneau

As one of the oldest cities in the United States, Boston boasts some of the country’s greatest works of architecture; from Richardson’s Trinity Church, to McKim, Mead and White’s Boston Public Library, to the heroic brutalist architecture sprinkled across the city. Nonetheless, despite this long tradition of remarkable design, the past half-century or so has been largely unremarkable with regard to the built environment. In fact, the most notable example had been the Big Dig; an ambitious transportation engineering project, which became infamous nationwide for its escalating costs, scheduling overruns, and design flaws. In the decade since the completion of the Big Dig, however, the city has undergone an extraordinary…

CannonDesign’s Boston Office Moves to New, High-Performance Workplace

  • October 21, 2015
  • Author: Lynne Deninger

The move represents a key milestone in our firm’s 32-year history in Boston, positioning us at the center of the City’s business and financial district and enhancing our commitment to the growth and development of New England’s innovation economy.

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