November 13, 2019

Patricia Bou and Charles Smith to Co-Lead Global Education Market

Patricia Bou, AIA, LEED AP, and Charles Smith, AIA, LEED AP – both accomplished leaders with over 22 years of experience at CannonDesign – have been elevated as Co-Directors of the Education Market.

Well-respected for their dedication to client engagement and living-centered design, Patricia and Charles will lead the development and growth of our global education practice. They will foster new relationships both externally and internally for the firm, synthesize and converge market expertise, and galvanize education leadership to help our practice flourish.

“Both Patricia’s and Charles’s leadership within our education market to-date has generated strong partnerships and work within the firm and with our clients,” said Bradley Lukanic, CannonDesign CEO. “Their expertise spans education building typologies, and their knowledge on our market trajectory is invaluable to our practice. They will continue to help our people, projects and work shine.”

Not only will Patricia and Charles help the practice grow through creating and engaging education clients, but they are also dedicated to nurturing firm talent to deliver design solutions for the greatest challenges facing our clients and society.

“I love our clients – understanding their mission, goals and aspirations inspire me – and I love our teams – understanding their passions, strengths and unique perspectives,” said Bou. “There’s a place for everyone in our practice to help, and it’s our job to direct them and make sure their voices are heard.”

“Our teams think through and execute the most complex opportunities our clients bring forward,” said Smith. “We shine in connecting dots and forming solutions with multiple points of influence – it’s what makes us strong, and what will continue to help us succeed.”

A video with insights from Patricia and Charles on how design informs the future of education can be found here.