Our methodology involves a rigor that responds to the desires of the client, to the character of the institution, and to the means with which to build. We explore alternative solutions as a way of uncovering possibilities and eliminating problems. The firm's work ranges greatly in scale and program. In each case we believe responsible and exceptional architecture comes from the search for the solutions that respond to the particular circumstances inherent in each situation. We are interested in the particularities of the place whether natural or man-made, in the emotive qualities of materials and details, and in the possibilities for a human and pleasurable experience for the user.
We enjoy the challenge that comes from the variety of projects we undertake. It keeps us fresh as we strive for design excellence that involves the clients, the users, and our consultants. Responsible design, for us, must include the use of available resources, appropriate understanding and employment of sustainable practices, and resolution of programs within schedules, budgets, and requirements.
Roger Cannon, FAIA LEED AP, and Susan Cole Cannon, FAIA LEED AP, have a combined experience of over 56 years in the field of architecture, and together represent a wide range of design projects and completed buildings over a 28 year period. Many of these projects have been honored with state and regional design awards, and have been recognized in national and regional publications.
After many years of experience as designers with large firms, the principals saw the need to structure an architectural firm in which the principles of the firm had full participation through all phases of the design and construction process. In 1995, they formed Cannon Architects upon a strong commitment to design and professional service. This commitment to client services, from programming and preliminary design, through construction and ultimately move in, is a commitment to thoroughly understanding the project and the client's needs.
In 2007, Cannon Architects became incorporated as a woman owned business. The firm now consists of four registered architects and a talented staff of young designers who bring technical expertise, versatility with means of representation, and strong design skills to each project. This talent and versatility combined with the experience of the principals creates a solid foundation for good design.