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…

Chicago Office Practice Leader Talks Age, Family and the Future of Design

  • April 28, 2016
  • Author: Michael McManus

A breath of fresh air in the windy city Chicago office practice leader Tim Swanson—or the “Swansonator” as he’s become known to some—is a pretty unlikely guy to be leading a 200+ person design studio in one of the most competitive markets in the U.S. He has tattoos, a slick side part in his hair, and regularly pairs graphic t-shirts with blazers and pocket squares. When he attended a meeting meant for the leaders of Chicago’s largest architecture firms, he was told that he was in the wrong place. “One of my peers said that to me,” notes Tim. “When I explained who I was and walked into the meeting, his…

From Intern to Designer: Sara Schonour

  • April 25, 2016
  • Author: CannonDesign

Lauren Blas is out to challenge some of the biggest misconceptions of the Engineering industry.