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  • How Architecture Can Help Address America’s Mental Healthcare Crisis

    How Architecture Can Help Address America’s Mental Healthcare Crisis

    A new article from Metropolis magazine focuses on the behavioral health studio at CannonDesign and our mission to shift the paradigm around the design of mental health spaces.
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    Sheppard Pratt Health System Breaks Ground on New Hospital Campus

    Last week, Sheppard Pratt Health System held a groundbreaking for its new hospital campus in Howard County, Maryland – marking an exciting moment for the future of mental health treatment.
  • Virginia Tech's Integrated Approach to Wellness Profiled by Athletic Business

    Virginia Tech’s Integrated Approach to Wellness Profiled by Athletic Business

    Athletic Business profiles Virginia Tech's breakthrough approach to integrated wellness in a new article.
  • CannonDesign’s St. Louis Office Celebrates 10 Years in Historic Power House

    CannonDesign’s St. Louis Office Celebrates 10 Years in Historic Power House

    In 2006, CannonDesign saw a rare opportunity for its St. Louis office in one of the city’s signature buildings: a vacant steam-heat power plant built in 1928 as part of the city’s post-World’s Fair economic re-development efforts. Ten years later, after a major redesign and adaptive re-use process that gutted its interior and created a new-meets-old design concept, the Power House is still generating positive energy for its occupants — our St. Louis headquarters — its neighborhood, and its city. We celebrate its first decade with a look back at its history and impact. When built, the Power House powered a dozen downtown city buildings, including City Hall, the Kiel Opera House, and...
  • Setting the Stage for the Future of Higher Education – Insights from SCUP 2018 Annual Conference

    Setting the Stage for the Future of Higher Education – Insights from SCUP 2018 Annual Conference

    Each year, members of the CannonDesign education team head to the Society for College and University Planning (SCUP) 2018 Annual Conference to learn about the latest trends in campus planning, and gather insights that will help inform our own designs and plans moving forward. This year, five CannonDesign leaders – clockwise, from top left: Phil Dordai, Trevor Calarco, Mike Glaros, Jenny Miller and David Coleman – attended and report on their visits here. The conference presented a broad, relevant topic that is top of mind for planners on both the client and architect side: setting the stage for the future of higher education. Talks explored challenges facing higher education, the impact of...
  • Intern to Intern: Part 2

    Intern to Intern: Part 2

    As summer break drew to a close, our interns were hard at work putting the finishing touches on the various projects they’ve been involved with throughout their time with us. CannonDesign had close to 45 interns this summer, and as a MarCom intern in our Buffalo office, I had the unique opportunity to interview many of them about their internship experience as part of the Intern to Intern series. Check out Part 1 and Part 3 to hear more of their stories! Name: Valerie Poutous Office: Baltimore School: Virginia Tech Discipline: Architecture As her fifth year in an Architecture program at Virginia Tech begins, Valerie admits she is more than ready to...
  • CannonDesign's First Annual Community Service Day

    CannonDesign’s First Annual Community Service Day

    Recently, our employees took a day to address immediate needs in their communities by volunteering for over 30 nonprofit organizations all over the country for CannonDesign’s first annual Community Service Day. Amazing stories of hard work and giving back came from many of our offices and a round-up of those stories are below. Baltimore Office   This is the Baltimore Office’s third year of hosting a high school student at Cristo Rey Jesuit High School. This time, we thought it would be a great opportunity for all of us to take a trip to Cristo Rey for the Community Service Day. The seventeen of us split into two teams: one team repainting...
  • Understanding the Philosophy of Care in the Design of Behavioral Health Spaces

    Understanding the Philosophy of Care in the Design of Behavioral Health Spaces

    The Virginia Treatment Center for Children (VTCC) is featured in a piece that explores the link between philosophy of care and design in behavioral healthcare facilities.
  • Spotlight on Khalid Dyer: Urban Alliance Intern in the Baltimore Office

    Spotlight on Khalid Dyer: Urban Alliance Intern in the Baltimore Office

    It’s only been two months since Khalid Dyer graduated from Patterson High School, but you would never believe this after looking at his resumé. At just 19 years old, Khalid has already completed two internships, is enrolled to start at Hudson County Community College in the fall, and has post-graduation plans to transfer to the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City. Before spending his summer interning in our Baltimore office, Khalid followed the path of most high school students: He had a part-time job, played on the school basketball team, and hung out with friends as much as possible. All of this changed his senior year when a few...
  • Abbie Clary Authors AthenaInsight Article on Consumer-Driven Strategies for Community Hospitals

    Abbie Clary Authors AthenaInsight Article on Consumer-Driven Strategies for Community Hospitals

    Abbie Clary, director of our health practice, shares three proven design strategies for community hospitals that want to put consumerism to work in their physical facilities.
  • CannonDesign Baltimore Office Adopts a Local School

    CannonDesign Baltimore Office Adopts a Local School

    Last year, our Baltimore office partnered with Brehms Lane Elementary, a local charter school operated by the nonprofit organization Afya Baltimore Inc. We primed students with a STEAM Career Day to jump-start our endeavor to inspire design in their everyday activities. Over the next few months, the office planned and reworked an architectural-design curriculum that overlaid with their STEAM resource class. We posed the same challenges to ourselves as last year: Can we inspire 48 students to pursue a technical or design profession?! Not exactly! But we could make do with 24 fifth-graders! We scaled down plans to ensure we kept a personable volunteer-to-student ratio, as well as a limited...
  • Open Hand Studio Wins Volunteer of the Year Award for Baltimore Community Plan

    Open Hand Studio Wins Volunteer of the Year Award for Baltimore Community Plan

    Putting the community's stakeholders at the center of goal-setting conversations.
  • BisNow Profiles CannonDesign's Business Growth and Strategic Plan

    BisNow Profiles CannonDesign’s Business Growth and Strategic Plan

    A new piece from BisNow profiles CannonDesign's multiple mergers, acquisitions, strategic hires and partnerships as it executes a bold strategic plan.
  • Natasha Kearney Joins CannonDesign as Baltimore’s Business Development Leader

    Natasha Kearney Joins CannonDesign as Baltimore’s Business Development Leader

    As the Baltimore office’s Business Development Leader, Natasha Kearney has over 17 years of experience as a marketing professional in the AEC industry.
  • Designing Our Urban Yard: CannonDesign Baltimore’s Neighborhood Design Center Team

    Designing Our Urban Yard: CannonDesign Baltimore’s Neighborhood Design Center Team

    The Baltimore office is steadily deepening our roots into our local communities! As the workplace is our house for where synergy happens, we must remember to spread that energy with our friends for a better, healthier environment. Our partnership with Baltimore’s chapter of the Neighborhood Design Center (NDC), a nonprofit organization facilitating the development of healthy, equitable neighborhoods, allows us to explore pro bono services and involvement beyond the office. The NDC provided a monumental opportunity: to design storefront and streetscape guidelines for Pennsylvania Avenue. The site is in plain-view from our office. This corridor holds historical and cultural significance to everyone, ranging from public interest due to the 2015...
  • Virginia Treatment Center for Children Aims to Transform Behavioral Healthcare

    Virginia Treatment Center for Children Aims to Transform Behavioral Healthcare

    Virginia Treatment Center for Children's mission-driven design highlighted to mark official opening.
  • Virginia Tech's English Field at Union Park Praised by Sports Media

    Virginia Tech’s English Field at Union Park Praised by Sports Media

    Numerous local and sports media have praised the design and experience of Virginia Tech's new English Field at Union Park.
  • Virginia Tech Men’s Baseball to Hold Grand Opening Festivities for English Field at Union Park

    Virginia Tech Men’s Baseball to Hold Grand Opening Festivities for English Field at Union Park

    The Virginia Tech Men's Baseball team will hold grand opening festivities for its new English Field at Union Park this weekend.
  • CLAD Global Publishes UMBC Campus Event Center

    CLAD Global Publishes UMBC Campus Event Center

    CLAD Global has published the University of Maryland Baltimore County Campus Event Center as a basketball arena that "embraces movement" through design
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    CannonDesign Ranks Top 5 in Modern Healthcare Annual Design Firms Report

    CannonDesign moves up as a global leader in Modern Healthcare's Design and Construction Rankings.