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Michael J. Smith, AIA, LEED AP

Executive Director, West Region



As Executive Director for the West Region, Michael J. Smith leads five diversified operational platforms in the Western United States and British Columbia engaging strategically across the region to deliver integrated services to Cannon Design’s clients. During his tenure, he has served as Director of Cannon Design’s governmental/justice sector and as Western Region Operations & Practice Leader. As a member of Cannon Design’s Board of Directors, Smith chaired the Adhoc Committee for Improving Productivity through Process Change initiating wide-ranging process improvement strategies across the firm.

He has led some of the firm’s most significant healthcare and public sector projects and many of his collaborative projects and articles have been widely published and recognized in numerous award competitions. Throughout his career, Smith has served on municipal and university design review boards and has taught construction technology at Woodbury University. He was appointed by the Mayor of Los Angeles to the Angelino Heights Historic Preservation Board and chaired the acclaimed Los Angeles Conservatory’s Architect’s Own Homes Tour.

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