CannonDesign’s Andrew King, MRAIC, will present at the Design Block event on Design and Architecture Thursday, May 21st at 7 p.m. in the DIG space in Buffalo.

An award-winning designer, King is responsible for design leadership across CannonDesign’s Canadian offices and is internationally admired for his efforts to advance the profession across North America and in London, Berlin, Budapest, Rome, Seville and Copenhagen. For the Design Block event, King will present on the use of physical models in the design process and how they can help form new ideas and organize complex challenges.


Throughout his career, King has consistently earned significant international design awards including the Canada Council for the Arts Prix de Rome in 2003, multiple Canadian Architect Award of Excellence honors and two American Institute of Architecture Progressive Architecture (p/a) awards in the same year. Currently at CannonDesign, King is leading the Centre hospitalier de l’Universite de Montreal – one of North America’s largest academic medical centers – and the Brantford YMCA / Wilfrid Laurier University Recreation Complex, which will enrich the City of Brantford’s downtown. King has been appointed to a series of prestigious academic chairs in architecture and design, including McGill University, Carleton University, the Danish Royal Academy and the University of Calgary. His most recent lectures include Ryerson University and the Iceland Academy of Arts.

The Design Block event will also feature a presentation from Martha Bohm, SUNY Buffalo Department of Architecture Assistant Professor, and students on their involvement in the Solar Decathlon. Hosted by the U.S. Department of Energy, the Solar Decathlon challenges collegiate teams to design, build and operate solar-powered houses that are cost-effective, energy-efficient and attractive.

The entire event will be hosted and moderated by CannonDesign’s Michael Tunkey. Following the two presentations from King and Bohm, attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions and network amidst the group. The event is free to attend and there is free parking located at the DIG space.