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Emma Cuciurean-Zapan, AIA, LEED AP BD+C


I believe it’s crucial that designers and architects consider the impact their work will have on every element of a community or campus. We need to look beyond the design of a single building or facility, and understand the overall picture. I love developing plans that create an impact beyond the physical space; that involve and service the communities they reside in for years to come.

Emma is an architect specializing in facility design and master planning for CannonDesign’s education and civic markets. She is passionate about the power innovative design holds to impact and engage communities, and firmly believes in the importance of an inclusive design process that explores both the quantitative realities and qualitative experience of each project stakeholder. Coupling creative engagement strategies with strong analytic skills allows Emma to balance her clients’ vision and programs with physical realities, translating that vision into cohesive, forward-looking designs.