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Preparing Tomorrow’s Leaders, Today


Transformative learning methodologies, environments and business models are changing how we educate tomorrow’s global citizens. CannonDesign’s education practice uses our resources, imagination and leadership to engage our clients across the entire educational spectrum and shape creative solutions for the most complex educational challenges of our time.

The ability to make a difference energizes our teams. We are inspired by the potential to work with our clients and make a positive impact on the world.

Brad Lukanic, AIA, LEED
Executive Director, Education

This evolving educational landscape addresses new learning prototypes and technological advances, business model changes with alternative funding streams, demographic shifts of the traditional student towards serving the needs of a more diverse learning populations, and maximizing space utilization within a highly sustainable environment.

Discovering innovative strategies to meet these challenges is our mission. Our integrated team of designers, planners and thought leaders shape learning through our strong culture of collaboration and client partnerships. CannonDesign’s experts encourage student curiosity, intellectual growth, and creativity in young students through the creation of flexible and interactive learning environments for local school districts. With our higher education partners, we can realize targeted outcomes for academics, student life, athletics, recruitment, retention, physical asset management, medical schools, and science facilities through our integrated, multi-disciplinary approach.

We advocate re-establishing education’s role as a partner in the global knowledge economy, with innovation, incubation, and inspiring design.


Higher education

  • Academic Medical Centers and Health Science
  • Academic Science and Technology
  • Academic Master Planning
  • Athletic and Recreation and Wellness
  • Business / Law Professional Schools
  • Community Colleges
  • Education Advisory Services
  • Health Sciences Education
  • Innovation / Incubator Learning Environments
  • Libraries and Learning Commons
  • Performing and Visual Arts
  • Residential Life
  • Student Union


We’d Love to Hear From You.

Our integrated Education Practice is ready to support your learning mission and share the innovative ways we have helped others meet the evolving educational landscape

Lisa Adams

Lisa Adams, APR


Together, we create design solutions to the greatest challenges facing our clients and society.