CannonDesign Goes Golfing

  • June 16, 2017
  • Author: James Janik

Larkin Links is the only “nano” golf course in the city of Buffalo. It’s designed to be a public art concept that is free and open for people to enjoy. The course features holes that were created by area artists and designers. CannonDesign was lucky enough to have the opportunity to design and build one of the featured holes. The design team set out with the mindset of getting people involved in the community and engaging CannonDesign employees to collaborate on a project and have fun doing it. The main objective of the design was to create a hole that highlighted a prominent building in Buffalo. One of the biggest advancements…

Metropolis Think Tank: Designing for People, Place and Socioeconomic Progress in Chicago

  • March 20, 2017
  • Author: Timothy Swanson

When talking about the value of design, I’ll often highlight my belief that buildings and places should directly enrich the lives of the people who engage them regularly. I feel that’s a critical perspective to bring to our work across the world and I always strive to focus our Chicago team’s efforts around this notion. Given the chance to host a Metropolis Think Tank discussion in our office last week, our team seized the opportunity to focus the conversation on Designing for People, Place and Socioeconomic Progress Across Chicago. With Metropolis’ partnership, we were able to secure remarkably insightful panelists (listed below) who each brought their own dynamic perspective to…

Tim Swanson Recaps SXSWedu for Entrepreneur

  • March 17, 2017
  • Author: CannonDesign

In addition to presenting, meeting with thought leaders, and being part of the SXSWedu Learn by Design awards, Tim also took notes and helped Entrepreneur magazine recap the education innovation conference.

What’s Black and White and Designed All Over?

  • February 27, 2017
  • Author: Danielle Forsyth

Members of the CannonDesign team recently attended the ground-breaking ceremony for the new penguin habitat at the Aquarium of Niagara. Project manager Frank Sica was also featured extensively on Buffalo morning news programs, providing insight into some of the more technical aspects of the project. You can watch Frank’s interviews on WGRZ and WKBW. Located at the heart of the city of Niagara Falls and a steady part of the local tourism industry, the aquarium’s long-term goal is to achieve certification from the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. The certification will allow them to join an elite group of 20 institutions in North America who can exchange assets and participate in breeding transfers. Beginning as a…

On Display: Mimi Lam Talks Exhibit Design

  • February 27, 2017
  • Author: Michael McManus

In 2013, the Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles opened a permanent exhibit focused on the life and legacy of Anne Frank. At just under 4,000 square feet, the exhibit is relatively small, but its impact hits you straight in the heart. Aside from the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam, it is the most extensive exploration of Anne Frank’s life in any museum. The exhibit draws attention to the devastation of the Holocaust while highlighting Anne’s infectious spirit and the future life she hoped to have. Working alongside Mehrdad Yazdani, Mimi Lam, a senior designer in our Yazdani Studio, led the design of the exhibit. In what she calls both…

INFOGRAPHIC: Design Recognition in 2016

  • January 4, 2017
  • Author: CannonDesign

2016 was an outstanding year for design recognition — perhaps one of our best yet — as evidenced by the stunning work shown below. From our stellar No. 16 ranking for design excellence in the ARCHITECT 50 to an impressive 14 awards from the AIA, design teams across the firm contributed to our reputation as a powerhouse of creativity and innovation.

Three Ways the Homewood-Brushton YMCA Strengthens the City

  • December 6, 2016
  • Author: Ryan Mustio

Three Ways the Homewood-Brushton YMCA Strengthens the City.

Open Hand Studio Meet & Match 2016: Back to Chicago!

  • November 28, 2016
  • Author: Emma Cuciurean-Zapan

The 6th annual Meet & Match event in our Chicago office to develop strong partnerships between design professionals and non-profit organizations.

What the Election Tells us About Where Healthcare (and Healthcare Design) is Heading

  • November 9, 2016
  • Author: Dr. Manny Hernandez

As the old saying goes, may you live in interesting times. In what was one of the greatest political stunners in modern American history, the world awoke Wednesday morning to a President-elect Donald J. Trump. While some people are likely standing around the water cooler today reflecting on what this means for America and the world at large, for those of us working in the healthcare design field, we have to think about what this means for our businesses and our clients’ businesses. So, what does a Donald Trump presidency look like for healthcare? In a phrase, buckle up. We’re in for an interesting ride. Over the past six years our clients have…

Design is Everything

  • November 2, 2016
  • Author: Arjun Bhat

Key takeaways from the University of Kansas Architecture + Design Alumni Symposium Earlier this year, I was privileged to be given the opportunity to help organize the First Annual University of Kansas Architecture and Design Alumni Symposium (titled “The 12,000 that Innovate”), which took place October 13-15th. The day’s sessions all centered around a broad analysis of the Practice of Design – with the invited Symposium presenters narrating stories illustrating the day’s three major touchpoints: design culture, societal engagement, and emerging technologies. Presenters spanned a wide cross-section of fields, ranging from architecture to graphic design to public policy to user experience. The aim of the day’s discussions was to take…

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