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  • Designing a Mixed-use “Mobility Hub” in Downtown Buffalo

    Designing a Mixed-use “Mobility Hub” in Downtown Buffalo

    201 Ellicott is a mixed-use affordable housing and fresh food market project currently being planned for downtown Buffalo. We were part of a previous design for this site in late 2015/early 2016 that envisioned a mixture of higher-end luxury apartments, underground and above-ground parking, office space, and a grocery market. After the project was placed on hold and further studies were conducted gathering community input, the program was redeveloped into something much more appropriate for the area and city. This site will be one of the first “mobility hubs” for downtown Buffalo, providing residents and the community with a place of alternative transportation opportunities, supporting the idea of vibrant, livable...
  • Laurier Brantford YMCA Wins Top Honors in WNY Interior Design Awards

    Laurier Brantford YMCA Wins Top Honors in WNY Interior Design Awards

    The Laurier Brantford YMCA received top honors in the education category of the Western New York Interior Design Awards gala.
  • Amy Latimer: Transforming Cities with Leading-Edge Food and Hospitality

    Amy Latimer: Transforming Cities with Leading-Edge Food and Hospitality

    Amy Latimer’s day-to-day responsibilities read like a career resume. As president of TD Garden, Amy directs and oversees all operations at TD Garden, home of the Boston Bruins and Boston Celtics and host to many of the world’s most popular music and entertainment acts. The dynamic center hosts 150-plus events and millions of guests each year. She’s also critical to The Hub on Causeway – a 1.5 million sf retail, office, hotel and residential development, being built on the parcel of land directly adjacent to TD Garden and the original site of the old Boston Garden. The project brings new hotel and residential spaces to the area, along with a...
  • CannonDesign to Move Buffalo Office Downtown to 50 Fountain Plaza

    CannonDesign to Move Buffalo Office Downtown to 50 Fountain Plaza

    CannonDesign is proud to share it will officially move its office from Grand Island to 50 Fountain Plaza in downtown Buffalo beginning August 2019.
  • Demystifying the Translational Workplace: Six Strategies for Open Innovation and Knowledge Transfer

    Demystifying the Translational Workplace: Six Strategies for Open Innovation and Knowledge Transfer

    The 21st century has seen remarkable healthcare breakthroughs. These advances are largely driven by the speed at which organizations can translate scientific discoveries to applications that benefit patients and communities. Whereas this process has traditionally been slow and cumbersome, today’s organizations are rethinking their business models and environments to ensure they support each other and generate faster and better outcomes. But simply putting researchers and clinicians in the same building with hopes that serendipitous collaborations will ensue will often not yield the outcomes organizations seek. Based on our experience, we have found that success often depends on building an open innovation ecosystem — a living lab that integrates concurrent research...
  • Ryan McPherson: Graduating the Next Generation of Climate Change Warriors

    Ryan McPherson: Graduating the Next Generation of Climate Change Warriors

    As the University at Buffalo’s (UB) first ever Chief Sustainability Officer, Ryan McPherson exudes optimism and inspires action when he speaks about environmental stewardship. “If we are going to keep our planet sustainable for future generations, we need to step up to the plate in every phase and way immediately,” he echoes in the early stages of our recent conversation. But Ryan is much more than just passion and talk, he’s also ensuring UB leads the way when it comes to climate action. He, his team and the entire university have built a comprehensive strategy to help UB reduce its carbon footprint and educate students to be positive ambassadors for...
  • Earth Day 2019: What Will We Do In the Next 11 Years?

    Earth Day 2019: What Will We Do In the Next 11 Years?

    It has been 49 years since our first Earth Day in 1970. Forty-nine years is quite a run. The passion and awareness ignited during those inaugural events in 1970 have driven significant positive change in our relationship with the natural environment. Next year will mark the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, and many will undoubtedly hoist up that number proudly. This year, however, let’s focus on a different number: 11. According to a report released in 2018 by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), we must halve our emissions by 2030 to avoid a future defined by catastrophic climate change. That deadline is just 11 years away. CannonDesign knows...
  • UB Shares New One World Café Renderings and Engages Students

    UB Shares New One World Café Renderings and Engages Students

    The University at Buffalo shares new interior renderings of One World Café and connects students with project.
  • Bob Donahue Joins CannonDesign as Health Client Leader

    Bob Donahue Joins CannonDesign as Health Client Leader

    CannonDesign is pleased to announce the hiring of Bob Donahue, MBA, ACHE, a seasoned healthcare professional with over 28 years’ experience in executive operations.
  • Healthcare Design: How Data Informs Resilient Design

    Healthcare Design: How Data Informs Resilient Design

    Our Amir Rezaei talks about the potential for data to inform the resilient design of healthcare spaces with Healthcare Design.
  • A New Destination for the Next Generation of Entrepreneurs and Innovators Takes Shape

    A New Destination for the Next Generation of Entrepreneurs and Innovators Takes Shape

    SUNY ETEC recently celebrated its topping out ceremony, marking a significant milestone in the project.
  • University at Buffalo Shares Update on One World Café

    University at Buffalo Shares Update on One World Café

    UBNow shares an update on the design of One World Café.
  • Campus Rec Shares How Virginia Tech and CannonDesign are Reshaping Collegiate Wellness

    Campus Rec Shares How Virginia Tech and CannonDesign are Reshaping Collegiate Wellness

    Campus Rec Magazine has published a new Q+A written by our Matthew Dates about how Virginia Tech's War Memorial Hall project sets new standards for recreation and wellness integration.
  • Amy Latimer: Transforming Cities with Leading-Edge Food and Hospitality

    Amy Latimer: Transforming Cities with Leading-Edge Food and Hospitality

    Amy Latimer’s day-to-day responsibilities read like a career resume. As president of TD Garden, Amy directs and oversees all operations at TD Garden, home of the Boston Bruins and Boston Celtics and host to many of the world’s most popular music and entertainment acts. The dynamic center hosts 150-plus events and millions of guests each year. She’s also critical to The Hub on Causeway – a 1.5 million sf retail, office, hotel and residential development, being built on the parcel of land directly adjacent to TD Garden and the original site of the old Boston Garden. The project brings new hotel and residential spaces to the area, along with a...
  • Cheri Weatherston Receives AIA WNY Young Architect Award

    Cheri Weatherston Receives AIA WNY Young Architect Award

    The AIA Western New York chapter has recognized Cheri Weatherston with its 2018 Young Architect Award.
  • Joseph S. Cassata, AIA

    Joe Cassata Profiled by Business First Buffalo

    Joe Cassata, our new Buffalo Office Practice Leader, is profiled by Business First Buffalo.
  • BUFF 5.0: How Food Development Nourishes Cities

    BUFF 5.0: How Food Development Nourishes Cities

    The fifth installment of our Buffalo Urban Futures Forum proved a remarkable success earlier this week uniting leaders from Boston and Buffalo to discuss how food and hospitality can reshape our urban fabric while also looking toward trends to the future. The event took place at Delaware North’s new headquarters in Buffalo, a dynamic space overlooking the city’s resurgent downtown. We were fortunate to secure a panel of visionaries in the food and hospitality development world, including: Amy Latimer, President, TD Garden in Boson, Delaware North Brian Sciera, Vice President of Sales, WS Development Ed Sirhal, President, Patina Hospitality, Delaware North Leslie Zemsky, Partner and Vice President, Larkin Development Group...
  • Joseph S. Cassata, AIA

    Joe Cassata Named Buffalo Office Practice Leader

    Joe Cassata has been named our new Buffalo Office Practice Leader, focused on directing the overall growth development of the office.
  • Rob Garra Shares Insight on Designing Lighting Systems and Lighting Controls

    Rob Garra Shares Insight on Designing Lighting Systems and Lighting Controls

    Lighting designers must consider many factors when specifying lighting systems and lighting controls for their designs. In this article, Rob shares his thoughts on how designers can effectively design and plan efficient lighting systems.
  • Buffalo Urban Futures Forum: Fueling Food and Hospitality Development at Delaware North

    Buffalo Urban Futures Forum: Fueling Food and Hospitality Development at Delaware North

    CannonDesign hosts a new installment of its Buffalo Urban Futures Forum series at Delaware North on Jan. 22 focused on fueling food and hospitality development.