The Importance of Mentorship

  • February 21, 2018
  • Author: Christoper Barlow

“I know you can do better than this,” he says as he taps the stack of homework on his desk. At the top I see mine, littered with blue X’s and stamped with an admittedly generous score at the top: 1/10 – Epic Fail. I stare out the window and pretend not to care. Six short years flash by, and I’m sitting at the Penn State Architectural Engineering 2017 Awards Banquet at the Nittany Lion Inn. The speaker booms, “And finally, the award for Best Overall Senior Thesis goes to…. get back up here, Chris!” I receive the award to a standing ovation from my professors and peers. On top of…

Lynne Deninger Elected to The Boston Society of Architects/AIA Ethics Committee

  • December 7, 2017
  • Author: Bridget Supplitt

Lynne Deninger, AIA, and Principal for CannonDesign, was recently elected to the AIA Ethics Committee for the Boston Society of Architects (BSA). The Committee serves the BSA through offering insights and mediating services for clients and peers surrounding an architect’s professionalism, integrity or competence according to the AIA Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct (2012). The BSA consists of more than 3,500 members and provides professional development for members, advocacy on behalf of great design and fosters appreciation for the built environment. In addition to serving as a Principal, Lynne is a member of CannonDesign’s board of directors and is the Boston office practice leader. A veteran within higher education design, she is respected for…

EAW Sustainability Competition

  • November 7, 2016
  • Author: Robyn Wolochow

To celebrate during our annual Environmental Awareness Week (EAW), CannonDesign hosted its first firm-wide sustainability competition. Teams of 6-10 people tracked points for their sustainable practices like taking public transit to work, composting, recycling, using re-usable containers, and minimizing printing. The competition lasted for one month and continued through the end of EAW. It was an opportunity for every CannonDesigner to be more sustainable while gaining points for their teams. 53 teams participated, representing more than 400 people across 14 offices. The winning team, the Earthwormz from the Boston office, scored a total of 1,676 points over the four weeks and was awarded – in addition to bragging rights –…

Millipore Lobby Renovation Wins IES Illumination Award

  • July 12, 2016
  • Author: Sara Schonour

We are thrilled to announce that our design of the Millipore lobby renovation in Boston has received an Award of Merit from the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES). The award recognizes projects for their ingenuity and originality, as well as their contributions to the lighting design industry. More about the Millipore lobby renovation. As a part of a branding and image transformation, this international life-science client sought to create a feature lobby gallery to welcome, engage, and educate visitors who enter the headquarters. The design has become the basis for six more of the company’s lobbies — expanding and empowering the client’s fresh new brand. The glowing, backlit walls of the…

Make It Reitz – Memories from Helping the University of Florida Create Reitz Student Union

  • March 14, 2016
  • Author: Lynne Deninger

It’s been a month since the University of Florida (UF) welcomed the renovated and expanded Reitz Student Union to its campus with a week-long grand opening celebration. I had the good fortune to attend the ribbon cutting ceremony where I reconnected with university leaders, students, former students and parents. Everyone was excited about the new student union and all it offers UF. It was a proud moment for me, as I led the student engagement process and supported our Washington-based team in the programming/planning for the building. By the numbers, Reitz Student Union renovated 90,000 sf of existing space and adds 126,000 sf of new space. The Union brings key…