Environmental Awareness Week (EAW) is CannonDesign’s annual celebration of smart ideas, innovative technologies and iconoclastic thinkers that help guide our progress toward becoming a regenerative practice. The dates for EAW 2018 are Oct. 15 – 19. We invite you to join us in our offices to learn with us and be inspired by our keynote speakers.

More information about each speaker is below.

Tuesday, Oct.16, 12:30 p.m. EDT
CannonDesign Host Office: Buffalo
Jeff Goodell
Jeff is an author and contributing editor to Rolling Stone magazine. Steeped in years of meticulous research, Goodell’s latest book, “The Water Will Come: Rising Seas, Sinking Cities, and the Reshaping of the Civilized World,” is a sobering, immersive look at the impact of our rapidly changing planet on our cities. As sea-level rise becomes an urgent priority for many of the world’s coastal cities, Goodell’s vital perspective reveals what urban planners, builders and policy experts can do to combat environmental disaster—and the scope of what is at stake. Considering the impact of global sea rise on long-term design and engineering, Goodell’s work is indispensable and relevant.

Wednesday, Oct. 17, 12:30 p.m. EDT
CannonDesign Host Office: Pittsburgh
Eric Corey Freed
Eric is principal of organicARCHITECT, a licensed architect (California, New Mexico, Arizona), and a recognized pioneer in the tradition of Organic Architecture, first developed by Frank Lloyd Wright. Promoting both an organic and ecological approach to design, Eric wishes to provide an alternative to what he calls the “harsh, style-driven fashions” that are so popular in architecture today. (Source)

Thursday, Oct. 18, 11:30 a.m. CDT
CannonDesign Host Office: St. Louis
Mary Ann Lazarus, FAIA, LEED AP
Drawing from her experience in driving sustainability within an international design firm and across the architectural profession, Mary Ann has a deep understanding of how to work with firms who are at the early stages of sustainability, as well as those ready to go to the next level. She takes time to develop a clear understanding of each firm’s unique needs and leadership opportunities in order to develop strategies that work. (Source)