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Charles T. Smith, AIA, LEED AP

Co-Director, Education Market


I am lucky to be part of CannonDesign and collaborate with our firm’s top-tier talent. Addressing and aligning client needs and project opportunities in today’s changing education landscape is both a daily challenge and honor. I embrace the process of listening, digesting issues and driving toward strategic design solutions.

As Co-Director of CannonDesign’s Education Market, Charles is responsible for the development and growth of our global education practice. A well-versed strategic leader, Charles engages with top-tier institutions across multiple education-market sectors, and has experience in typologies spanning the education spectrum. He is also dedicated to the convergence of health and S&T workplace strategies occurring within the future of education. In addition to client work, Charles also assists in mentoring internal teams, helping ensure our next generation of leaders has the tools and skills they need to succeed. He has frequently contributed to respected education avenues, offering insights on the education market trajectory, and specifically in how the market is breaking down silos within human health and performance.