Cannon Design Blog

CannonDesign’s blog is a place for the global design firm to share thoughts and news related to their current efforts to help transform businesses, educational models and health paradigms. The firm engages diverse perspectives and expertise to deliver proven, innovative solutions to our most important partners, our clients. Our global network of more than a thousand professionals enable us to create design solutions to the greatest challenges facing our clients and society. www.CannonDesign.com
3 key trends in student housing for Boston’s higher education community

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University Buildings | April 04, 2016 | Cannon Design Blog Lynne Deninger
The city wants to add 18,500 student residence beds by the year 2030. CannonDesign's Lynne Deninger identifies three strategies that will help schools...

Ohlone Community College’s Academic Core project in Fremont, Calif., introduces three new academic hybrid buildings that build community and enhance learning. Rendering courtesy CannonDesign

Architects | March 11, 2016 | Cannon Design Blog Carisima Koenig
Even in the face of funding challenges and historic precedent, there are emerging examples of how partnership between two-year academic institutions a...
Early trends in healthcare for 2016

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Healthcare Facilities | February 19, 2016 | Cannon Design Blog Deb Sheehan
Fighting cancer, Design-Led Construction (DLC), and health sciences education are among the new efforts and developments, writes Cannon Design's Deb S...
New ideas to help universities attract and empower STEM students

Rendering of an interior environment at University of Utah’s Lassonde Studios, a first-of-its-kind hybrid building that brings college housing together with a 24/7 entrepreneurial garage. Images courtesy Cannon Design

University Buildings | February 17, 2016 | Cannon Design Blog Stephen Blair
Educational institutions are focusing on new learning strategies that engage students in activities, enable collaboration across STEM disciplines, and...
Four reasons the C-suite should care about Design-Led Construction

Allegheny Health's Wexford Health & Wellness Pavilion. Image courtesy Cannon Design.

Designers | January 07, 2016 | Cannon Design Blog Louis P. Astorino, PE
Lou Astorino shares four examples how a unified approach can directly help C-suite leaders achieve their organizational goals.
4 ways commissioning (Cx) could have prevented the NFL Deflategate scandal

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Engineers | September 16, 2015 | Cannon Design Blog Brett Farbstein, LEED AP BD+C, CEM, CBCP, EBCP, CDT
Properly inspecting footballs is not unlike commissioning protocol, writes CannonDesign's Brett Farbstein.
5 brand-building strategies in the outpatient environment

Image: University of Minnesota Health Clinics and Surgery Center, courtesy CannonDesign

Healthcare Facilities | August 19, 2015 | Cannon Design Blog Jocelyn Stroupe
No longer coasting off of reputation, leading organizations are using new ambulatory care centers to re-brand for the future of healthcare, writes Can...
Can you make a new building as cool as a warehouse?

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Architects | June 01, 2015 | Cannon Design Blog Robert Benson
Just as we looked at that boarded up warehouse and thought it could be something other, office towers can be reborn, writes CannonDesign's Robert Bens...
Stop the Endless Debate to Nowhere – It’s Time to Measure Workplace Performance

Cannon Design used strategic solutions when developing the new Zurich North America headquarters. Image courtesy CannonDesign

Architects | April 21, 2015 | Cannon Design Blog Meg Osman
Rather than be confused by the constant stream of opinions, leadership teams contemplating workplace investments should start with powerful employee e...
Graphic depicts an example of a primary care model of the future. In many primary care settings, a team consisting of a primary

Graphic depicts an example of a primary care model of the future. In many primary care settings, a team consisting of a primary care clinician, medical assistant, registered nurse, and administrative assistant are responsible for a panel of patients, helping to facilitate interactions with other members of an extended care team that may need to be involved. Illustration: CannonDesign 

Architects | November 25, 2014 | Cannon Design Blog
As healthcare systems shift their care models to be more responsive to patient-centered care, ambulatory care teams need to be positioned to operate e...

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Architects | November 17, 2014 | Cannon Design Blog
In a recent article for Fast Company, CannonDesign's Meg Osman details how insurance giant Zurich used a workplace pilot program to empower its employ...

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Architects | October 30, 2014 | Cannon Design Blog
The new report, "Flooring Applications in Healthcare Settings," compares and contrasts different flooring types in the context of parameters such as h...

The breakthrough simulation center features moveable walls and a modular ceiling grid that allow doctors and military personnel to easily reconfigure the shape and size of the space. Photo: CannonDesign

Architects | September 23, 2014 | Cannon Design Blog
The breakthrough simulation center features moveable walls and a modular ceiling grid that allow doctors and military personnel to easily reconfigure...

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Architects | August 14, 2014 | Cannon Design Blog
Focusing on recent work at Follett and Zurich, CannonDesign’ Meg Osman reveals the power of research, strategy, change management, and measurement to...

The Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute at the University of Utah combines student residence space with 20,000 sf of incubator space, where students can develop ideas and potential launch companies. Rendering: CannonDesign

Architects | May 09, 2014 | Cannon Design Blog
Performance-based funding models and the adoption of advanced technologies like augmented reality for teaching are just a few of the predictions offer...
Architects | February 06, 2014 | Cannon Design Blog
If you’ve been following news about workplace design in the popular media, you might believe that the open workplace has run its course. While there’s...
Building Owner | October 10, 2013 | Cannon Design Blog
A recent study by Carnegie Mellon took a look at the impact of providing feedback in an energy dashboard form to workers and studying how it impacted...
Building Owner | August 21, 2013 | Cannon Design Blog
“Learn from the mistakes of others. You can’t live long enough to make them all yourself.” Eleanor Roosevelt’s famous quote rings true when one consid...

Adelphi University Centers for Sport and Performing Arts, Garden City, N.Y. Photo: Courtesy Cannon Design

Building Owner | July 31, 2013 | Cannon Design Blog
Colleges must become more nimble, entrepreneurial, student-focused, and accountable for what students learn, according to Steven Mintz, Executive Dire...
Architects | July 18, 2013 | Cannon Design Blog
A recent study of a nursing unit assessed whether the space's third corridor does what it was intended to do: reduce noise and distraction to patients...
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