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…

Highlights from Canadian Healthcare Infrastructure Summit

  • May 22, 2017
  • Author: Noelia Bitar

CannonDesign is a proud sponsor of the Canadian Healthcare Infrastructure Summit, which celebrated its 10th anniversary this year. The three-day conference included presentations by hospital leaders from across Canada, developers and key architectural firms. Our own Dr. Manuel Hernandez presented a session titled “Protecting Dignity, Enhancing Safety, Eliminating Stigma.” Dr. Hernandez’s presentation focused on enhancing safety and eliminating the stigma that surrounds mental health issues. He identified that 1 in 5 Canadians experience a mental health issue, and that 1 in 2 people would experience a mental illness by the age of 40. He also explained how mental illness, specifically depression, is higher in our senior population. One of the proposed…

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.

CannonDesign + NEUF architect(e)s Release Films of Centre hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal

  • December 9, 2016
  • Author: Michael McManus

For more than seven years, CannonDesign + NEUF architect(e)s has been engaged in the design and construction of the Centre hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal (CHUM) – the largest healthcare project being built in North America. Spanning two full city blocks and rising 21 stories tall, it’s easy to get captivated by the sheer enormity of the building. But as the designers responsible for drawing every line and planning every space within the 3.5 million SF structure, we’re most proud of the art and craft that went into each detail. Over the last few years, we’ve been working with filmmaker Karine Savard and designer Annabelle Beauchamp to capture some of these details…

York University Breaks Ground on New Student Centre

  • October 10, 2016
  • Author: Terri Swiatek

Set to open in spring 2018, the programmatic aspirations of the new student are to create a “living room” for student life that is broadly embraced by the diverse campus community.

Curbed Washington DC Features UDC Student Center

  • July 29, 2016
  • Author: Terri Swiatek

The University of the District of Columbia’s “super sustainable” student center is featured on Curbed Washington DC. The article draws attention to the role the building is playing in creating a new front door for the university, as well as shifting the university’s image from being a commuter campus to one that engages students socially and academically outside of the classroom. Designed by our Arlington office in association with D.C.-based Marshall Moya Design, the building is positioned to be the first LEED Platinum student union on the east coast and one of only a few in the entire country. Highlighted sustainable features include a 14,000-square-foot green roof, a rain garden,…

LA BisNow Features Chari Jalali in Office Design Trends Article

  • July 20, 2016
  • Author: Terri Swiatek

LA BisNow recently posted a story titled, “What You Need in the Office of Today,” that features opinions from various design and industry leaders on how offices are and should evolve into the future. Our Chari Jalali was able to contribute a quote as part of the article. LA BisNow is one of the leading online business publications in LA and is ready extensively by our target and potential client audiences. Below is the quote from Chari and a link to the full article. More organizations are opting for open workspaces and adding amenities, from rooftop gardens and cafes to fitness spaces, as a way to empower their employees and…

Grand Opening: Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center Golisano Center for Community Health

  • April 10, 2016
  • Author: Terri Swiatek

Thursday, June 9 marked the grand opening of the Golisano Center for Community Health at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center (NFMMC) in Niagara Falls, New York. The 26,000 sf facility offers integrated care to adults and children with special needs, including developmentally and intellectually disabled and other at-risk individuals. Aimed at preventing the local special needs population from “slipping through the cracks” of the healthcare system, the Center includes the following components in one cross-functional building intended to promote holistic health: Behavioral health/primary care clinic Health Home program of Niagara County Headquarters for local social services agency Rivershore, Inc. Child Advocacy Center of Niagara, which provides space for multiple community agencies to…

Lukanic featured in CP&M’s “A look ahead: campus trends for 2016 and beyond.“

  • February 1, 2016
  • Author: Lisa Adams

Today’s college and universities are evolving – from physical spaces to defining traditional buildings and their campus roles. Brad Lukanic offers his thoughts on the transformation of mass media and communications programs in College Planning & Management’s January 2016 issue. Topic: Transformation of mass media and communication programs Trend: Toward flexible, customizable academic facilities Higher education’s learning landscape is evolving at a rapid pace with the global recession’s lingering effects, new learning and curriculum delivery perspectives, and the global interconnectivity and synergistic partnership between industry and education. While many academic programs are advancing and responding in various ways, mass media and communication, in particular, are experiencing an accelerated transformation. Fueling…

Health Sciences Teaching Labs Open at George Washington University

  • January 18, 2016
  • Author: David Esch

Three teaching labs at the GW Virginia Science & Technology Campus’s (VSTC) Collections and Conservation Resource Center (CCRC) building have been completed and are now in use, enabling an expansion of health science programs on campus. Comprising of four teaching labs and associated support spaces, the fit-out provides state-of-the-art science labs for teaching chemistry, biological sciences, physics and general studies. The classrooms are designed to be flexible, allowing for alternative teaching pedagogies including scale-up and didactic instruction, and are digitally robust, including real-time projections of instructional activities. Fit-out included HVAC, electrical, tele/data and lab gases, fume hoods and bio-safety cabinets, an autoclave and other equipment. In a GW article published…

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