Through this list, Crain’s recognizes leaders who are nourishing and elevating Chicago’s built environment and also driving impact nationally. Swapna earned distinction for her bold strategic thinking, national impact and remarkable leadership abilities.
In her role, Swapna co-leads Blue Cottage of CannonDesign, a distinguished end-to-end consulting and strategy practice that helps organizations align space, operational and people strategies to empower business goals.
Swapna and her teams have spent the past 18 months working with some of the most transformative healthcare, commercial and education organizations in North America. They are focused on helping these companies reshape the future of work, culture and leadership to ensure sustainable generational success. Specific projects include work with Jackson Laboratories, LA Philharmonic, MD Anderson Cancer Center, D’Youville University, Square and numerous others.
Swapna and her team are ever-focused on uniting physical and digital experiences to catalyze transformation that reaches far beyond real estate and into HR, technology, leadership and more. She helps companies ensure strategic capital allocation, investments and talent strategies are all orchestrated for long-term success. This elevated approach to consulting positions Blue Cottage of CannonDesign, its team and clients to thrive.