Richard Smith joins Cannon Design Science + Technology practice

June 13, 2013

Cannon Design, an internationally ranked architectural, engineering and planning firm, is pleased to announce Richard Smith has joined the firm as a Principal.

Smith joins the leadership team for Cannon Design’s Science + Technology (S&T) practice and will focus on developing strategies for immediate and long-term growth. Based in the Chicago office, Smith will lead efforts in that region while also marketing the firm globally. Smith’s strong experience in developing S&T solutions for higher education, corporate commercial and healthcare clients will enable him to key Cannon Design efforts in a multidude of arenas.

Prior to joining Cannon Design, Smith directed Science + Technology efforts for HOK and brings more than 27 years of experience to his new post. A distinguished manager well-versed in all aspects of project delivery, Smith has worked with high-level clients including Northwestern University, Baylor College of Medicine, University of Chicago, The Ohio State University, University of Southern California, Samsung, Abbott Laboratories, and Fermi National Lab.

Recognized as a thought leader in the profession, Smith has spoke at international conferences and appointments including Labs21, the AIA Committee on Health, Harvard Graduate School of Design, Tradeline, Society of College and University Planning (SCUP) and National Institute of Health events. Smith is also actively involved in SCUP, I2SL, and Project Kaleidoscope. He is a graduate of Iowa State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture.

Cannon Design is an Ideas Based Practice, ranked among the leading international firms in planning and design for healthcare, education, corporate commercial, and government clients. At present, the firm employs a staff of over 1,000, delivering services in 15 offices throughout North America as well as abroad in Shanghai, China, and Mumbai, India. 

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