John Syvertsen is a senior principal of Cannon Design with overall authority for overseeing the firm’s environmental sustainability and community outreach efforts. He is also secretary of the AAF Board of Regents.
Today we introduce the second of the Environmental Life series, Project LIFE. Project LIFE View more documents from Cannon Design Project LIFE illustrates Cannon Design’s approach to sustainability throughout the design process from project brief through the building’s operational life. The approach to sustainability is summarized in 12 steps. A great number of useful resources [...]
Today we introduce Renew LIFE. Renewable energy sources will be crucial as we work toward a regenerative practice. Renew Life offers technical guidance with a snapshot overview of commercially viable technologies. It illustrates the steps a project team follows when designing renewable energy systems, provides general system sizing calculators and general financial considerations. Renew LIFE [...]
Embedded below is the full Environmental Awareness Week 2011 schedule including all national and regional events for the firm. The list of events is impressive and there are countless people who deserve thanks and congratulations on making this happen. I am very excited for next week and know many others across the firm share that [...]
Cannon Design’s Chicago office received some exciting news this week when our team learned Ashley Marsh had received one of six 2011 Design Futures Council (DFC) Emerging Leader Scholarships. This is a significant honor and opportunity as Ashley was selected from a field of nearly 40 nominees by a four-person jury of DFC members. Three [...]
Last week I participated in the National Mayors’ Summit on City Design, held in Chicago and sponsored by The American Architectural Foundation (AAF), The U.S. Council of Mayors, and the National Endowment for the Arts. The summit marked the 25th Anniversary of the Mayors’ Institute on City Design, a program that over these years has [...]
I was recently invited to participate in a Sustainable Cities Design Forum in Washington, DC. I was asked to document my thoughts about the meeting for publication in Catalyst, the periodic magazine of The American Architectural Foundation. The article follows – I look forward to comments below. In December 2010, the American Architectural Foundation (AAF), in [...]
A city planner, an architect, a housing advisor, and an urban designer came together for two and a half days to discuss a Pittsburgh neighborhood that needed to be re-envisioned in order to survive. The neighborhood is Larimer and the project, headed up by the non-profit Kingsley Association, is called “Imagine Larimer.” Also at the [...]
Having worked closely on the subject of sustainability with Rand Ekman and with numerous leaders around the firm for the past 8 months, I feel we have made real progress in three major areas: Our project work, our operations, and our sustainability services. I would like to share a very brief summary of our work [...]
Susan Welker, AIA - 18 May 2013
Exactly! I did research during my Masters in Architecture about how more w...
Yen Cao - 15 May 2013
Way to go Brian! Congrats.
Air Monitoring - 15 May 2013
Really, its nice information, I read this whole and carefully. This covers ...
Don Wesley - 14 May 2013
Sara: What an honor, and so well deserved! You have always been a very sp...
Bob Farwell - 13 May 2013
Sara: Congratulations! I have always been impressed by your talents,work e...