University of Washington’s CAMCET: educating the next-generation of employees

  • March 12, 2016
  • Author: Charles Smith

The University of Washington (UW) in Seattle, one of the world’s preeminent public universities, and CannonDesign are working together to develop the Predesign Study for the new Center for Advanced Materials and Clean Energy Technologies. Advancing the UW’s leadership role in clean technologies, the building will be an ecosystem for catalyzing multi-disciplinary solutions to the greatest environmental challenges facing our planet. The Center for Advanced Materials and Clean Energy Technology will be a hub for learning, researching, prototyping and driving clean technology ideas to market. CannonDesign’s strategic leadership and design-prototyping process are re-defining the conventional DNA of a building to support foundational science and engineering in partnership with marketplace demands…

Fast Company: How Design Can Help Community Colleges

  • March 1, 2016
  • Author: Terri Swiatek

Design can help community colleges The article offers ideas and examples from Howard, Tidewater and Ohlone Community Colleges along with Los Angeles Valley College that other institutions can look to as they work to create community spaces that are absolutely connected to student success. The full FastCo piece can be read online here: How Design Can Help Community Colleges Promote Community.  Below are two key excerpts from the piece On the Funding Challenge In many ways, this funding challenge may stem from a common misconception that students who attend community colleges don’t need these spaces. That’s simply not true. With many community college students balancing full-time jobs (62% of full-time…

Kaiser Permanente’s Kraemer Medical Center Featured on Cover of Contract Magazine

  • September 1, 2015
  • Author: Terri Swiatek

Contract, one of the leading publications for interior design and architecture, features Kaiser Permanente’s new Kraemer Medical Center on the cover of its “Innovations In Healthcare Design and Delivery” issue. Designed by the Yazdani Studio of CannonDesign, the atypical building brings the medical center’s radiation therapy services—services that are typically housed below ground to accommodate heavy equipment and to shield radiation—above ground and into the light. As Sunil Shah, KP’s design director for Southern California, explains: We wanted to demonstrate to the public that we had a unique, state-of-art building for cancer patients that was healing, stress-relieving, and full of natural light. The article examines how the design team successfully…