We’re a design firm that dares to unleash creativity. In our people, with our clients, across our communities. In big and small moments alike. Creativity that leads to audacious projects, breakthrough opportunities, dynamic culture and a relentless positive spirit.
We encourage people to be their authentic selves. We help everyone we encounter become their best selves. And, even after more than a century of design excellence, we’re still just getting started.
Our Single-Firm, Multi-Office (SFMO) platform is an unrivaled approach to building perfectly calibrated teams for each of our clients. With each project, we unite an optimized group of design leaders, subject matter experts, consultants and beyond, unfettered by geography. This isn’t a bonus. It’s how we work. No matter where you meet us, we bring the best to you.
See how education and community designers partnered with Blue Cottage of CannonDesign strategists to shape the breakthrough D'Youville University Health Hub.
Through our Annual Community Service Day and other community-oriented endeavors, we’ve donated 25,000+ hours of our time to help our communities in the past 5 years.
Each August, our entire firm takes a day to give back to the communities where we live and work. We foster important connections with community-oriented organizations and find meaningful ways to help them advance their mission. In 2022, our efforts impacted more than 30 incredible organizations in the cities we call home.
Since launching our Inclusive Partner Program in 2021, we've had 44 XBE firms join us for our 12-week CannonDesign Collective experience.
The CannonDesign Collective is a 12-week program focused on knowledge sharing, professional development and relationship building between XBE firms and CannonDesign. It’s a two-way active learning experience. And it’s fun! It’s an exciting opportunity for all participants to create relationships with kindred spirits, share ideas, think big and sharpen their craft.
We have three employee resource groups (ERGs) that foster inclusivity, build connections and support our people in growing personally and professionally.
Our ERGs are led by employees committed to making space for their communities within our firm and beyond. All employees are welcome to join any ERG, whether they identify with the group or count themselves as an ally. Our groups include Women@CannonDesign, LGBTQ+ and PRISM.
As a champion for women at CannonDesign and beyond, I’m very mindful of the type of opportunities offered at the firm. I’m thrilled about the investments CannonDesign has made to empower women, through professional development, leadership training, mentoring and the continued support for Women@CD ERG. It’s not just talk. It’s real and it’s making a difference.Maggie Bailey Vice President, Health Practice
I’m on a project right now working with teammates across the country—and it’s been an incredible experience. We all lift each other up, and it’s clear the team wants me to succeed. It takes me a while to break out of my shell, and it means a lot knowing others have a real interest in amplifying my voice and contributions.Briana Blowe Architect
We're a big entrepreneurial company if that makes sense. New ideas are supported. New paths traveled. You wake up each day and feel like you can follow your instinct. That's been amplified as I've been engaged with NEXT, our leadership development program, and AMP, our in-house incubator, in recent years. There's a hunger to think big, explore the unknown and support one another on that journey each day.Chris Whitcomb Director of Media Relations