Chicago Office Practice Leader and City Design Practice Leader Tim Swanson was selected for Building Design + Construction’s 40 Under 40 Class of 2017. As stated by the publication, “BD+C’s 40 Under 40 Class of 2017 winners show that there’s more to the AEC profession than designing and building great places for people. Indeed, these rising stars are making an impact in business, philanthropy, and in their communities.”

With his continued dedication to community engagement and his encouragement for CannonDesign employees to give back, it’s no wonder Tim is featured in this year’s list. Tim joined CannonDesign in 2011 and firmly believes that the purpose of design should be for dignity for all humanity. Under his leadership, the Chicago office has worked on numerous projects and pro-bono efforts that place people at the center of design, including partnerships with Archeworks, the Boys & Girls Club of Chicago, the Chicago Children’s Theatre, and several Chicago-area schools, colleges and universities. Tim has spoken at SxSWedu and has participated in Think Tank panels discussing hot topics within the industry and Chicagoland area.

The full list of the Class of 2017 can be found here for reference.