January 20, 2020

Paul Mills to Join CannonDesign National PK-12 Team

We’re thrilled to welcome Paul Mills, LEED AP, to the education team as a leader for national pre-referendum and master planning in the PK-12 market. In his role, Paul will lead district long-range planning initiatives, expanding CannonDesign’s facility optimization and design service offering.

With a passion for improving student opportunities and building stronger communities, Paul helps school leaders make important decisions by aligning their vision and goals with objective data and stakeholder voice. He empowers clients to challenge their assumptions about the status quo, engage in design-thinking and open dialogue to develop collaborative, transformative scenarios.

“I’ve joined CannonDesign because of our shared commitment to serve public education, the foundation of our democracy,” said Paul. “I’m excited to align strategic portfolio planning with CannonDesign’s elite design and facility optimization practices, providing our clients a unique integrated service offering for the whole building life-cycle from initial vision through occupancy.”

Paul brings 24 years of AEC experience as a team leader, program manager, and operational strategist serving the educational market, and has helped dozens of large-scale educational clients nationwide solve complex operational and facility challenges.

“Paul’s experience and leadership capabilities will help us grow our PK-12 consulting services to become a nation-wide industry leader,” said Charles Smith, CannonDesign’s Education Market Co-Director. “We look forward to working with and learning from him while strengthening our national presence.”

Paul joins CannonDesign from Jacobs, where he served as K-12 Capital Strategy Principal.