CannonDesign is thrilled to announce Swapna Sathyan has joined the firm as Principal and Director of Workplace Strategy Consulting. Swapna will work in partnership with Meg Osman, Executive Director of CannonDesign’s Commercial Market, and Michael Bonomo, Director of Global Workplace, to lead the rapid growth of the Commercial Practice.
In this role, Swapna helps organizations shape their workplaces to align with and empower their business goals. Her data-driven approach helps companies outline an appropriate workplace strategy and understand how it correlates with their talent strategies and policies.
“Swapna is widely respected for her ability to guide business and workplace transformation that improves both individual and organizational performance. This is an exciting moment for our team,” said Meg Osman, executive director of CannonDesign’s global Commercial market. “She will be a remarkable asset to our clients, our team, and our partners as we seek to create workplaces that measurably improve business.”
An architect by training, Swapna utilizes innovative methods and analytics to enable companies to maximize value through their organizational transformations. She brings over 15 years of experience partnering with C-Suite executives to CannonDesign, and has provided consulting and program leadership related to business and workplace strategy, organizational design, strategic change, workforce transitions, culture and leadership alignment for companies from all different industries.
“CannonDesign is a company committed to not just delivering world-class, beautiful design solutions, but also investing in the time and tools it takes to prove they are working for their clients,” said Sathyan. “Their commitment to quantifying design and thinking about the workplace as a competitive differentiator stands out in the industry. It’s what most excites me about joining their team, and I look forward to the exciting new ways we can bring value to all types of organizations moving forward.”
Leading CannonDesign’s workplace strategy consulting team, Swapna will work with clients and teams across commercial, healthcare, education, science and other key business verticals. Her abilities and the methods she uses to catalyze successful business transformation can drive value across all markets and geographies.
“As organizations transform to empower the future of work, a thoughtful workplace strategy will enable them to design a productive work environment that enhances employee experience,” adds Sathyan. “Effective design requires comprehensive planning that unites company leaders across business planning, human resources, technology and facilities. I am excited to join CannonDesign and help clients maximize value through expanded workplace strategy capabilities.”
Swapna joins CannonDesign at an exciting time for the commercial practice. At the start of the New Year, Bonomo became its director of global workplace and Assembly Design joined with CannonDesign to enhance its ability to deliver breakthrough workplaces for technology and growth companies. In recent weeks, the firm’s work at Uber’s Advanced Technology Group Center in Pittsburgh secured honors as the best large office project in the world by FRAME and its CJ Blossom Park project earned recognition as the best new laboratory building in the world.