Intern to Intern: Part 1

  • September 4, 2018
  • Author: Rachael Ruhland

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 2 and Part 3 to hear more of their stories! Name: Cesar Portillo Office: Houston School: University of Houston Discipline: Architecture Like many of us, Cesar’s favorite part of working at CannonDesign is the endless assortment of Keurig pods. In…

Exploring Personal Branding Strategy with St. Louis Students

  • July 3, 2018
  • Author: Bonike Akinsanya

Bonike Akinsanya recently facilitated a workshop in St. Louis to incoming and returning interns during INROADS New Intern Orientation & Development Training. INROADS is a nonprofit provider of leadership development and internships. They recruit talented students from ethnically and culturally diverse backgrounds and prepare them to excel in corporate careers and community involvement. The workshop, titled “Be Your Own Brand,” helped provide attendees with an understanding of the elements that create our personal brands. Students evaluated their own brands, looking closely at how well they were doing compared to other personal brands, identifying opportunities for growth. The session ended with a discussion of ways to work consistently with their personal and…

Takeaways from SxSW Edu

  • March 28, 2018
  • Author: Stuart Brodsky

Personalized learning – the idea that educators, designers, etc., can tailor lessons or spaces to different levels of student learning – is a term that’s been growing in popularity over the past few years within education. And while the term has become better defined, methods to achieving personalized learning have broken into new realms of focus – from academic, to socioeconomic, to demographic – based on increasingly diverse student needs. When I was onsite at this year’s SxSW Edu conference, many of the talks and discussions I heard focused on creating personalized learning experiences through establishing differentiation. The methods proposed ranged from new forms of curriculum design through the development…

Architecture + Education Program Celebrates End to Another Successful Year

  • January 12, 2018
  • Author: Danielle Larrabee

CannonDesigners Luke Johnson and Cheri Weatherston have been hard at work this past year as the Buffalo Architecture Foundation’s Architecture + Education (Arch+Ed) Program Co-Chairs. Other CannonDesign volunteer architects this year were Nate Heckman and Harrison Walsh. With more than 225 students and five Buffalo public schools involved in this unique program, everyone is looking forward to celebrating when all of the students’ work is displayed at the CEPA Gallery in downtown Buffalo on January 19. The decade-old, award-winning Arch+Ed program was founded to increase awareness and involvement in the built and natural environment and to use architecture as a multidisciplinary form of active learning. Running biennially, the program uses architecture to teach students math,…