Intern to Intern: Part 3

  • September 12, 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 1 and Part 2 to hear more of their stories! Name: Nicole Sarwono Office: Yazdani Studio of CannonDesign School: CalPoly, San Luis Obispo Discipline: Architecture A native of Seattle, Nicole Sarwano has been taking full advantage of the Los…

Intern to Intern: Part 2

  • September 7, 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 1 and Part 3 to hear more of their stories! Name: Valerie Poutous Office: Baltimore School: Virginia Tech Discipline: Architecture As her fifth year in an Architecture program at Virginia Tech begins, Valerie admits she is more than ready to…

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…

CannonDesign Hosts Despina Stratigakos, Author of “Where Are the Women Architects”

  • May 2, 2018
  • Author: Jennifer McQuilkin

Our Diversity + Inclusion Council recently hosted architectural historian Despina Stratigakos to present a lecture based on her book “Where Are the Women Architects?” The event – held in our Buffalo Office and broadcast live throughout the firm – helped raise awareness surrounding the issues women face in the A/E/C profession to promote a thoughtful discourse within our firm moving forward. In addition to attending the lecture, all employees were encouraged to submit questions to Despina, which she responded to during a thought-provoking 30 minute Q+A session moderated by our own Carisima Koenig. Key takeaways from the lecture and Q+A discussion are outlined below. It’s no secret that a substantial loss…

CannonDesign Partners with Autism Services

  • March 15, 2018
  • Author: Emily Gumkowski

Recently, our Buffalo office hosted a student from Autism Services to give him a front row seat to a day in the life of an engineer. Although this organization primarily serves individuals with autism, they extend their career services to anyone who may have intellectual or development disabilities. Under this umbrella of services, Autism Services provides students who are either in their last years of high school or in early years of college the opportunity to learn more about careers they may be interested in by shadowing professionals. The student visitor came to CannonDesign with his job coach and spent half a day shadowing two of our engineers – Jason…

Why We Volunteer

  • February 23, 2018
  • Author: Peter McClive

It’s no secret that the work of an engineer is demanding. We are responsible for translating dreams into realistic and functional projects. For keeping up on the latest trends in technology, materials, energy and security, while hitting deadlines and meeting client demands. For maintaining a positive attitude while anticipating worst-case scenarios and for creating safeguards to ensure they don’t occur. Our work is certainly not a nine to five job, and we have a lot to try and fit into a 24-hour day. But while the work is important and understandably takes priority, it’s also crucial that we make time to stay engaged in the industry we belong to, and the…

Architecture + Education Program Celebrates End to Another Successful Year

  • January 12, 2018
  • Author: Danielle Forsyth

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,…

Intern to Intern Part II

  • August 10, 2017
  • Author: James Janik

In a series of interviews titled “Intern to Intern,” I am sharing the stories of interns here at CannonDesign. The short stories below are a result of interviews that I have been conducting as a Marketing Communications intern in our Buffalo office. The stories include interns from various CannonDesign offices in the U.S. and Canada. Join me as I learn about the future members of the profession. Apply for an Internship at CannonDesign Today! > > Name: Thomas Mulligan Office: Buffalo School: University at Buffalo Discipline: Architecture Growing up, Thomas was always an artistic person and always had a general interest in architecture in high school. He even took some…

Intern to Intern Part I

  • July 30, 2017
  • Author: James Janik

In a series of interviews titled “Intern to Intern,” I am sharing the stories of interns here at CannonDesign. The short stories below are a result of interviews that I have been conducting as a Marketing Communications intern in our Buffalo office. The stories include interns from various CannonDesign offices in the U.S. and Canada. Join me as I learn about the future members of the profession. Apply for an Internship at CannonDesign Today! > > Name: Caroline Niederpruem Office: Buffalo School: University at Buffalo, Cornell University Discipline: Architecture Although always interested in art, Caroline did not discover architecture right away. She started off doing set design work and then moved…

From Intern to Designer: Adam Louie

  • June 6, 2017
  • Author: CannonDesign

Adam started his career as an architectural intern in our Baltimore office in 2015 and officially joined the firm when he graduated in 2016. Read on for more about where Adam’s career is at today. What led you to pursue a career in architecture? My mother raised me on her hometown farms of Guangdong, China. I reminisce about the slow agrarian lifestyle and communal courtyard houses, which led me to realize how powerful architecture can be when designing and building out of necessity. We lived off the land, so I quickly learned to appreciate man-made construction and technology. Architecture allows me to use my skills to make meaningful experiences for others. How long have you worked…