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Praful [prūh-full] Kulkarni, AIA, DBIA, PhD (HC)

Director, Integrated Services


My lifelong professional passion has been to create a transparent and professional platform for design and construction services. This passion builds trusting relationships. Clients are keenly interested in successful outcomes for projects and the success depends on having a highly collaborative customized team of planners, designers and constructors. The CannonDesign model offers just that!

Bringing more than three decades of industry experience to our clients, Praful [prūh-full] leads our integrated design and construction practice. In this role, he focuses on advancing single-source design and delivery methods that enhance value to clients and help ensure certainty in project cost, schedule and quality outcomes in collaboration with our industry partners.

The immediate past national chair of the Design-Build Institute of America, Praful has a proven record of project delivery success. Prior to merging with CannonDesign, he served as the president, founder and CEO of gkkworks, a company he built and differentiated through a progressive approach to integrated project delivery and customized design solutions. His work with gkkworks helped him secure Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year Award, an honor reserved for those showing excellence and success in innovation, financial performance, and personal commitment to business, clients and communities.