A Man on a Mission: Jeff Jackson Shares Stories and Lessons Learned from the Army

  • November 15, 2016
  • Author: Michael McManus

Jeff Jackson’s life story is the American dream. Although he grew up poor and lived in the “projects,” his life turned around. He joined the army, married his hometown sweetheart, rose to First Sergeant of over 200 soldiers in the Army Reserves, and today, works at CannonDesign as a leader in our federal group.

A day in the life of a CannonDesign Health Marketing Manager

  • November 7, 2016
  • Author: CannonDesign

Katherine Czarnecki is the marketing manager for our healthcare practice. Learn about her day-to-day responsibilities and why she decided to choose a career in marketing.

EAW Sustainability Competition

  • November 7, 2016
  • Author: Robyn Wolochow

To celebrate during our annual Environmental Awareness Week (EAW), CannonDesign hosted its first firm-wide sustainability competition. Teams of 6-10 people tracked points for their sustainable practices like taking public transit to work, composting, recycling, using re-usable containers, and minimizing printing. The competition lasted for one month and continued through the end of EAW. It was an opportunity for every CannonDesigner to be more sustainable while gaining points for their teams. 53 teams participated, representing more than 400 people across 14 offices. The winning team, the Earthwormz from the Boston office, scored a total of 1,676 points over the four weeks and was awarded – in addition to bragging rights –…

DC Volunteers – Design Like a Girl Summer Camp

  • August 19, 2016
  • Author: Carrie Parker

This five-day summer camp was organized by the Washington Architectural Foundation and the Girl Scout Council of the Nation’s Capital that seeks to use design and the arts to enhance STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) skills. Every day last week, a group of ten or so volunteers from architecture and engineering firms across the city arrived at the District Architecture Center to teach a group of 40 girls and boys (mostly girls) about the basics of architecture, planning, and construction. The task for the week was to build a special space for themselves that would support their hobbies and interests in a 6’x6’x6′ cube. They were taught to think through what uses their building had to…

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