Sustainability April 22, 2022

Designing a facility to combat hunger and drought with University of Missouri

For designers, a greenhouse is usually a cut-and-dry project with limited room for creativity. However, that was anything but the case for University of Missouri’s (MU) dynamic East Campus Plant Growth Facility.

By CannonDesign
Workforce Development March 29, 2022

The Future of Engineering: Thoughts from our discipline leaders

Thoughts about new sustainable commitments, advancements in smart buildings, decarbonization of systems and more.

By CannonDesign
Educational Facilities March 15, 2022

Is extended reality shaping the future of academic libraries? This Dean thinks so.

Mary Ann Mavrinac, vice provost and dean of the University of Rochester Libraries, shares insight into how the campus community directed the development of Studio X, the library’s new extended reality hub featuring advanced technology and expert training

By CannonDesign
Workforce Development March 8, 2022

Ben Juckes: Pushing boundaries through computational design

“When you walk in, you see a playground of models,” says Ben Juckes. “That says something about the way the studio operates. It’s a really cool, collaborative environment.”

By CannonDesign
Educational Facilities January 10, 2022

Design through the lenses of mental health & trauma: Reimagining the lecture hall experience

The first in a series of reimagining spaces through the experiences of those living with a mental health condition or diagnosis, traumatic experiences and other obstacles.

By CannonDesign
Sustainability December 28, 2021

Understanding the mechanics of change is integral to addressing sustainability in design

To adequately address climate change, it needs to be a priority on individual basis, organizational levels and beyond.

By CannonDesign
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Building Envelope October 26, 2021

UIC surgical innovation training lab places in HCD remodel/renovation competition

This groundbreaking project was the Bronze winner in the annual competition. Earlier this year, the project also won the Award of Merit in the Healthcare Design Showcase.

By CannonDesign
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Buildings September 16, 2021

Four ways to create training facilities that better support athlete’s mental health and mental fitness

Simone Biles stood up for mental health by sitting down at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Citing her mental wellness, Biles withdrew from multiple gymnastics competitions to best empower her teammates to medal at the games.

By CannonDesign
Career Smart May 5, 2021

Women in healthcare design are making an impact

Abbie Clary, director of CannonDesign's global health practice, discusses the future of healthcare design, what it takes for women to lead in male-dominated industries and more. See video.

By CannonDesign
Industry News April 6, 2021

Lessons learned and future outlooks from engineering leaders

Thought leaders from CannonDesign share their insights on what lies ahead for engineers in the new normal.

By CannonDesign
Healthcare Facilities February 25, 2021

Fueling performance in all types of workplaces

A roundtable discussion focused on how workplace settings on health and academic campuses can benefit just as much from strategies to refine, reprogram, and optimize them for high performance and positive employee experience

By CannonDesign
Healthcare Facilities January 12, 2021

Neurologic institute building trying to redefine patient care

The Philadelphia Neurologic Institute (PNI) is looking to create a department-less health building outside Philadelphia to better connect patients and doctors.

By CannonDesign
Healthcare Facilities January 5, 2021

Hospital facility for detecting congenital heart disease completed

CannonDesign recently completed an innovative facility offering first-of-its-kind comprehensive care for adult congenital heart disease.

By CannonDesign
Healthcare Facilities November 11, 2020

College of medicine surgery and innovation training lab

The 17,000-sf College of Medicine’s Surgical and Innovation Training Lab (SITL) at the University of Illinois-Chicago emphasizes simulation, virtual learning and robotics.

By CannonDesign
Buildings November 3, 2020

Five answers on the current state of science research, learning

Three experts from CannonDesign offered their advice on the current state of science research and learning and how that informs their decisions.

By CannonDesign
Educational Facilities August 28, 2020

Reshaping the student experience for Fall 2020

Colleges and universities are racing to answer a remarkable question in the weeks ahead: How do you safely and effectively educate students during a pandemic?

By CannonDesign
Educational Facilities August 21, 2020

College campuses will look different this fall

CannonDesign examines how colleges and universities will look different because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

By CannonDesign
Healthcare Facilities August 14, 2020

How simulation modeling can help healthcare facilities

Simulation modeling helps engineers rapidly test a number of "what if" scenarios, which is crucial for hospitals.

By CannonDesign
Educational Facilities July 24, 2020

Designing socially distant K-12 schools

Schools have to adjust to the new normal because of COVID-19. This includes making them socially distant. See how one engineer is working on that for K-12 schools.

By CannonDesign
Safety July 17, 2020

COVID-19 shield unveiled

CannonDesign's COVID shield is a modular and customizable testing solution that can be placed on in community areas and numerous other settings.

By CannonDesign
Educational Facilities July 16, 2020

How St. Louis schools can evolve this fall

CannonDesign offers advice on what will change for schools in the St. Louis area and how the education experience will change.

By CannonDesign
Simulators, Optimizers July 9, 2020

Simulation modeling as a roadmap to reactivating healthcare facilities

Simulation modeling in healthcare is a practical, low-cost method for challenging and affirming COVID-19 reactivation strategies.

By CannonDesign
Educational Facilities June 17, 2020

Universities turn to designers on how to reopen campus safely due to COVID-19 pandemic

Building designers are being recruited to help universities open their campuses safely due to the COVID-19 pandemic. CannonDesign's efforts in Texas were highlighted.

By CannonDesign
Buildings June 10, 2020

A look at living-centered projects in California

A highlight of local projects in Califronia designed to address life’s complex interdependencies.

By CannonDesign
Buildings May 14, 2020

Modular, walk-in booth design for COVID-19 testing

To address the need for testing in urban areas for those without vehicles, CannonDesign architect Albert Rhee created a walk-in testing booth that is slated for public use.

By CannonDesign
Educational Facilities May 11, 2020

University rec center converted to COVID-19 care center

The California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo’s Recreation Center has been converted into a COVID-19 care center.

By CannonDesign
Healthcare Facilities May 7, 2020

Assisting in COVID-19 Surge for Behavioral Health Patients

As local governments look to convert unused, out of commission spaces to handle COVID-19 patient surge, CannonDesign has been working with a longtime California partner to care for a vulnerable population.

By CannonDesign
Healthcare Facilities May 1, 2020

Hospital for children sports center turned to alternative care site due to COVID-19

The gym at Nemours Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children is now a care site for non-coronavirus patients if a nearby hospital is experience a surge of COVID-19 patients.

By CannonDesign
Healthcare Facilities April 29, 2020

Washington University school of medicine in St. Louis breaks ground on dynamic neuroscience research building

The Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis will house breakthrough research to fight Alzheimer’s and other neurological diseases.

By CannonDesign
Building Automation and Controls April 22, 2020

Automation and 5G’s potential for advanced building technology systems

Sal Bonetto from CannonDesign discusses what is on the horizon for advanced building technology systems

By CannonDesign
Plumbing, Pumping and Pumps April 15, 2020

Clean water availability and future system design

Don Rosen answers questions about clean water availability and future system design and the future of engineering in these fields.

By CannonDesign
Energy Efficiency April 8, 2020

How to better reduce energy consumption

Keith Hammelman discusses the role of mechanical engineer and how energy consumption can be reduced.

By CannonDesign
Lighting and Lighting Controls April 1, 2020

Latest lighting trends and what it means for engineering

Sara Schonour, LC, Assoc. IALD, discusses her career and the latest trends involving lighting in engineering.

By CannonDesign
Healthcare Facilities March 18, 2020

How U.S. hospitals are designed to battle coronavirus, other infectious diseases

Hospitals are designed to control the spread of infectious diseases like COVID-19. A look at how they do this as well as some ideas health systems may want to consider as they prepare for the pandemic-related possibilities we face.

By CannonDesign
Buildings March 18, 2020

Restorative care village project to help homeless in L.A.

The LAC+USC Restorative Care Village is a project designed as part of a comprehensive strategy to address the homelessness problem in Los Angeles

By CannonDesign
Healthcare Facilities March 11, 2020

Hospital project rises from historical urban site in Montreal

The Centre hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal (CHUM) in Montreal combines modern healthcare delivery, history-rich landmarks, public art and urban architecture to become more than a healthcare destination.

By CannonDesign
Healthcare Facilities March 4, 2020

Autism center design developed with designer’s firsthand experience

The Thompson Autism Center at the Children’s Hospital of Orange County exists to help evaluate children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) earlier in life and was built by a designer who has had personal experiences with ASD, which influenced the project

By CannonDesign
Industry News January 23, 2020

Brad Lukanic Helps Fast Company Envision Design in 2030

CannonDesign CEO, Brad Lukanic, shares predictions for how design will change by 2030 in a new article from Fast Company that looks toward the decade ahead.

By CannonDesign
Office Buildings January 16, 2020

Interior Design: Showtime HQ One of Most Creative Offices of 2019

The dynamic 50,000 sf, two-story workplace offers stunning views of the Hollywood Hills and is equipped with interactive meeting areas, a central social hub cafe, new workspaces for employees with cutting-edge technology, and a state-of-the-art screening room.

By CannonDesign
Healthcare Facilities October 21, 2019

How Modular Design and Construction Benefits Health Organizations

The demand for medical facilities, inpatient and outpatient, shows no sign of relenting, even with increased use of telehealth and at-home wellness programs.

By CannonDesign
Healthcare Facilities October 7, 2019

Mount Sinai Miami Beach Expansion Wins IIDA Healthcare Interior Design Award

We are proud to announce that Mount Sinai Medical Center, Skolnick Surgical Tower and Hildebrandt Emergency Center has been awarded a Healthcare Interior Design Award from the International Interior Design Association (IIDA) in the Academic/Teaching Hospitals category.

By CannonDesign
Other Building Types September 19, 2019

St. Louis Engineers Share Insights into John’s Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory on Engineering Tomorrow Podcast

Marc McManus, St. Louis office engineering leader, Alex Oliver, senior mechanical engineer, and Colin Hale, mechanical engineer/energy services, were recently featured on the podcast Engineering Tomorrow to discuss the state-of-the-art Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory.

By CannonDesign
Healthcare Facilities September 3, 2019

UC San Diego Health Expands Regional Access With New Encinitas Clinic

The facility will act as a one-stop shop for community members seeking a variety of healthcare needs, from primary care for all ages, sports physicals, and even treatment for an off-hour ankle sprain, with a seven-days-a-week clinic schedule.

By CannonDesign
Other Building Types June 25, 2019

Designing a Mixed-use “Mobility Hub” in Downtown Buffalo

201 Ellicott is a mixed-use affordable housing and fresh food market project currently being planned for downtown Buffalo.

By CannonDesign
Buildings September 4, 2017

Super-track to improved patient outcomes

Huntington Hospital Emergency Department in New York was looking to significantly increase its emergency department (ED) treatment capacity while improving efficiency and patient outcomes.

By CannonDesign
Labs, Research January 12, 2017

Roche Diagnostics holds official site dedication for campus transformation

Roche Diagnostics dedicates new buildings on its Indianapolis campus to transform and enrich its North American headquarters.

By CannonDesign
Buildings December 30, 2016

A day in the life of a mechanical engineer

Lauren Blas explains how incorporating personal passions in her work has become her recipe for career success at CannonDesign.

By CannonDesign
Building Integration System November 15, 2016

Montreal Hospital the largest health care construction project in North America

At 21 stories tall and 3 million sq ft, CHUM is the largest health care construction project in North America.

By CannonDesign
Building Integration System May 24, 2016

Virtual reality and its role in architecture

On March 24th, I gave a presentation on real-time rendering and virtual reality (VR) at Midwest University 2016.

By CannonDesign
Educational Facilities April 6, 2016

Designing places with purpose

Creating successful schools and hospitals is not simply about designing modern facilities with cutting-edge technology.

By CannonDesign
Building Envelope April 6, 2016

Meet Mike Cavanaugh, CannonDesign’s new sustainability leader

Last week, CannonDesign announced Mike Cavanaugh as its new firmwide sustainability leader. As part of that introduction, Mike took time to answer some key questions about his new role, sustainable design and key industry initiatives.

By CannonDesign
Office Buildings January 8, 2016

5 ways to design for an intergenerational healthcare workforce

How to maximize intergenerational healthcare workforces.

By CannonDesign
Buildings January 5, 2016

Evidence-based design and simulation modeling – a powerful future at RSNA

There are truly hundreds of powerful ideas I could share from my experience last week at the Radiology Society of North America (RSNA) conference in Chicago, but I believe the key message is this: it's time for healthcare to stop designing patient environments with one arm tied behind its back.

By CannonDesign
Buildings July 21, 2015

Clinical best practices, collaboration inform better design

Collaboration on clinical best practices improves emergency department design.

By CannonDesign
Buildings June 30, 2015

Can you make a new office building as cool as a warehouse?

We need to start looking at our traditional office space differently. Just as we looked at that boarded up warehouse and thought it could be something other, office towers can be reborn.

By CannonDesign
Buildings May 26, 2015

First impressions at UnityPoint Health – Trinity’s new ED and Heart Center

UnityPoint Health-Trinity’s new ED and Heart Center paired Health Advisory Services with Architecture and Interior Design services. Upon its opening three years later, the new facility is being recognized by both UnityPoint Health-Trinity’s leadership and the press for the use of this process in the final design and the positive impact it will have on the community for years to come.

By CannonDesign
Lighting and Lighting Controls May 11, 2015

Meet the CannonDesign lighting designers

Light has the power to directly and deeply impact experience. Light critically influences atmosphere, enjoyment, health and productivity – not to mention energy consumption. The CannonDesign lighting team includes very passionate designers that are committed to finding the best lighting design solutions for their clients. This is a Q&A to introduce the lighting design team.

By CannonDesign
Healthcare Facilities March 26, 2015

Steven Stafford joins CannonDesign as vice president

CannonDesign has announced that Steven Stafford has joined CannonDesign as Vice President and Advisory Services Consultant.

By CannonDesign
Buildings February 20, 2015

Engineers’ Society of Western Pennsylvania honors AHN Health + Wellness Pavilion

CannonDesign has been elected to receive the Engineers’ Society of Western Pennsylvania (ESWP’s) 2014 “Project of the Year” award in the Commercial category for the design of Allegheny Health Network’s Health + Wellness Pavilion.

By CannonDesign
Buildings February 11, 2015

The consumer reigns in 2014 ambulatory openings

Retail. Options. Convenience. Accessibility. These were key themes in the health industry in 2014, as a consumer-driven healthcare landscape emerged.

By CannonDesign
Educational Facilities January 8, 2015

Education practice expands expertise with George Kacan, PreK-12 education leader

CannonDesign’s national PreK-12 practice has built its legacy in partnering with our clients who are focused on transforming learning environments for tomorrow's leaders. George Kacan, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, has joined the firm as Chicago’s PreK-12 Education Practice Leader.

By CannonDesign
HVAC/R and Mechanical October 20, 2014

Shepherding a student vision yields a Platinum Union at San Diego State University

CannonDesign was involved in shepherding a student vision for a modern, highly-functional and sustainable student union to meet SDSU's growing campus needs.

By CannonDesign
Other Building Types October 13, 2014

Teaching the teachers: engineers lead academic panel at NYSETA

Mechanical and electrical engineers, Lauren Blas and Robert Garra, will present during the New York State Engineering Technology Association (NYSETA) conference on Thursday, October 16.

By CannonDesign
Other Building Types October 9, 2014

CannonDesign selected for Niagara Falls redevelopment project

CannonDesign, along with Uniland Development and Delaware North Companies, was selected to redevelop the vacant portion of the Rainbow Centre Mall in Niagara Falls, NY.

By CannonDesign
Buildings May 27, 2014

Toledo courthouse receives 2014 GSA Design Award

The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) awarded the U.S. Courthouse in Toledo, Ohio, with a 2014 GSA Design Award. This award recognizes excellence in design engineering.

By CannonDesign
Building Envelope April 29, 2014

CannonDesign: LEED Platinum interiors at the University of Chicago

The university's Harper Court is an example of mixed-use, sustainable development.

By CannonDesign
Buildings April 17, 2014

CannonDesign: Facility Optimization Solutions launches proprietary facility condition assessment software

CannonDesign Facility Optimization Solutions has released proprietary Facility Condition Assessment (FCA) software that allows organizations to manage existing facility assets and operations more efficiently and effectively.

By CannonDesign