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David M. Polzin, AIA, LEED AP

Executive Director, Design


For me, the creation of every architectural solution is a unique experience of collaboration and exploration. My design process catalyzes the intangible ideas embedded in the aspirations, vision and identity of a client’s organizations and transforms them into tangible built expression. Each solution is the result of the contributions of those people that come together to dream of a building with a soul.

Whether working with clients or mentoring young architects, David is an educator at heart, helping people see the world in new ways and expand their creative vision. Drawing upon the realms of art, architecture, history, and culture, he exposes clients to exciting new spatial ideas that express their deep needs and communal identity in the built environment. David’s designs have received AIA awards in every major market sector in which CannonDesign practices and is published globally in leading architecture publications including Architectural Record, Architect and Azure

In addition to actively designing projects across the globe, David is our firm’s executive director of design—championing our firm’s design voice by seeking new paths to spark curiosity and imagination. In this role, he leverages innovation and talent across all of our offices to evolve design excellence, advance our brand, and deliver superior design solutions for our clients.