This year members from CannonDesign will be speaking at several pre-conference workshops and education sessions at the IASBO Annual Conference. Details can be found below. Please stop by and join us while on-site!

Pre-Conference Workshops:

Sustainability for PK-12 Schools: How to Create a Sustainability Program

May 1, 2019 | 1:30 – 2:05 p.m. CT

Scott Dansereau

Gain the knowledge and skills to understand, design and implement a sustainable learning environment in your district. Building systems, energy efficiency, renewable energy systems, and the legal implications associated with such operational decisions will be discussed along with their impact on the learning environment and student wellness.


  • Scott Dansereau – CannonDesign


Education Sessions:

RFP/RFQs for an Architect, Construction Manager & Performance Contractor

May 2, 2019 | 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. CT

The Planning and Construction PDC has created model RFP/RFQs. These documents are a tool for school districts to use during their selection processes. Hear from the authors of these documents and learn best practices for how to use them.


  • Scott Gaunky (moderator)
  • Keith Hammelman, PE – Senior Vice President, CannonDesign
  • James Petrakos
  • Terry Fielden
  • Sylvia McIvor
  • Ken Florey


Connecting Student Performance with Facility Performance

May 2, 2019 | 9:10 a.m. – 10:10 a.m. CT

Learning spaces matter. Find out how Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ) focused design contributes to a more sustainable, healthy and productive school environment. Presenters will review aspects of the learning environment that promote student well-being while reducing operational costs through sustainable choices in materials and systems.


  • Stuart Brodsky, AIA, LEED AP – Senior Vice President, CannonDesign
  • Anthony Heller – Project Developer, Energy Performance Lighting
  • Gregory Cooney – Partner, Educational environments by Frank Cooney Company


Beyond ADA Requirements: Constructing for Students with Disabilities

May 2, 2019 | 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. CT

Knowing the requirements for ADA codes during design and construction is one thing. Knowing the importance of the needs of students with disabilities is another. This session will discuss what not to leave out of the design and construction of these highly overlooked spaces.


  • Stuart Brodsky, AIA, LEED AP – Senior Vice President, CannonDesign
  • Keith Hammelman, PE – Senior Vice President, CannonDesign
  • Scott Gaunky, CPMM – Director of Facilities, Lincolnshire SD 103
  • Kathy Gavin, MS., CSBO – Director of Fiscal Services, Niles Township District for Special Ed 807
  • John Maurer, AIA – Principal, Wold Architects and Engineers