Mara Bloom: The Future of Cancer Care and Cancer Centers

  • January 10, 2019
  • Author: Susan Silverman

A proven leader in the world of cancer care, Mara Bloom, executive director of the Massachusetts General Hospital (Mass General) Cancer Center, rarely sits still. Celebrated for her passion and nonstop energy, it’s not uncommon for Mara to fit 50-plus meetings into 60-hour work weeks, during which she tirelessly helps her colleagues and teams to advance next-generation paradigms of cancer care. In her role, she oversees all clinical and research operations at all Mass General cancer facilities, including the main campus and satellite and affiliate sites. We were extremely grateful that Mara recently took time from her busy schedule to share remarkable expertise and ideas around the future of cancer…

Kate St. Laurent: Brightening Boston’s Future

  • January 9, 2019
  • Author: Chris Whitcomb

If you ever ask Kate St. Laurent to show you her resume or credentials as a lighting designer, don’t be surprised if she asks you to go for a late-night drive in and around Boston. The “proof” that Kate excels as a stand-out architectural lighting designer surrounds the region and echoes in signature pieces of its built environment – the Novartis Institute’s BioMedical Research Campus, multiple Brigham and Women’s Hospital medical office buildings, Wellesley College’s Alumnae Hall*, UMASS Dartmouth Carney Library*, Wegmans in Natick, and Nantucket Cottage Hospital, to name just a few. The lights that illuminate these spaces and dot the night sky originated in Kate’s and her Lighting…

2018 Year in Review

  • December 31, 2018
  • Author: CannonDesign

As designers, we are incredibly fortunate to do what we love every day — to help organizations around the world leverage design to grow their missions, help their people, enrich their communities and so much more. As we look toward our future in 2019, we wanted to take a moment to reflect on this past year and share some of our proudest accomplishments. ARCHITECT 50 ranked CannonDesign #4 The ARCHITECT 50 is the premier industry ranking for US-based architecture firms, and we are thrilled to have ranked #4 overall and #12 in design as part of the 2018 report. This ranking differentiates itself from others by measuring firms not by…

Three Ways Quebec’s Largest Academic Medical Center is Combating Cancer

  • October 31, 2018
  • Author: CannonDesign

Rising 22 stories high and four floors below ground, the new Centre hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal (CHUM) is the largest hospital in Quebec and contains one of the largest cancer treatment centers in Canada. The extensive size and scope of the cancer treatment center is designed to respond to the increasing demand for cancer services in Montreal, Quebec, and across Northeast Canada and the Maritimes. While the building design and its size are unique and impressive on their own, the way care is delivered within the cancer center, and the breakthroughs in research, are also hallmarks of the cancer care philosophy at CHUM. We’ve highlighted three ways CHUM is…

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…

2017 Year in Review

  • December 18, 2017
  • Author: CannonDesign

As designers, we are incredibly fortunate to do what we love every day — to help organizations around the world leverage design to grow their missions, help their people, enrich their communities and so much more. As we look toward our future in 2018, we wanted to take a moment to reflect on this past year and share some of our proudest accomplishments. Fast Company names CannonDesign one of the 10 most innovative architecture firms in the world It’s been about 11 months since Fast Company made this big announcement, and we haven’t stopped smiling since. The magazine recognized our firm for our ability to implement impactful innovation for more…

Four Exciting Takeaways from Urban Land Institute’s 2017 Fall Show

  • November 9, 2017
  • Author: Michael Tunkey

I recently had the exciting opportunity to attend the Urban Land Institute’s (ULI) 2017 Fall Meeting in Los Angeles. If you’re unfamiliar, ULI is an organization that brings together thought leaders from every sector of the real estate industry to share ideas, best practices and lessons learned from projects across the world. I’ve been able to attend numerous ULI events during my career and they never fail to inspire. This year’s event in LA brought together more than 6,000 people to address topics ranging from creating spaces for equity to rethinking how we approach urban housing projects and even keynotes from Frank Gehry and Magic Johnson. There was a lot…

Opening Up Site Lines to Innovation with Just in Time Delivery

  • October 9, 2017
  • Author: Matthew Malone

Just-in-time (JIT) delivery is a system for inventory many organizations use to receive goods only as needed during the production process rather than stockpiling large amounts of a particular item. JIT delivery is certainly not a new concept; it has been used successfully both in the private and government sectors for decades. In the case of delivering important materials such as disposables and chemicals to those in the research and development fields, many in the pharmaceutical industry have adopted a type of JIT delivery system in order to reduce their costs and waste, but also to improve lab safety and create a more collaborative scientific workplace. Nowadays, pharmaceutical companies are…

Getting to Know You: Q&A with Buffalo’s New PK-12 Leader, Bill Zografos

  • July 17, 2017
  • Author: Bridget Supplitt

An accomplished architect and project manager with more than 30 years of professional experience, Bill Zografos was recently named the PK-12 lead for Buffalo’s education market. In his role, Bill will help manage the day-to-day activities of PK-12 education projects, while guiding his team and CannonDesign partners to new project wins. We sat down with Bill to catch up on his work to-date for CannonDesign, as well as what he sees as leading and fading trends within the education space: How long have you been with CannonDesign? I’ve been with CannonDesign for almost 14 years, having been first introduced to the firm through two former colleagues at my previous firm…

Petzoldt Shares Insights from Women in Design+Construction Conference

  • January 5, 2017
  • Author: CannonDesign

The first annual Women in Design+Construction conference was held in November 2016 in beautiful Dana Point, California. This conference was sponsored by Building Design & Construction magazine and was a sold out event which brought together over a hundred women in the architecture, engineering and construction industry.