January 10, 2018

Assembly Design Studio Joins With CannonDesign

Branded steel wall in the street-level lobby of Echo Global Logistics Chicago headquarters. Photography by Christopher Barrett.

CannonDesign announced today that San Francisco–based Assembly Design Studio has joined the firm. The move will bolster CannonDesign’s corporate interiors practice in Northern California, where it maintains an office and has worked with Amazon and Intuitive Surgical.

Blackened-steel bridge connecting two wings of Uber’s Advanced Technologies Group office in Pittsburgh by Assembly Design Studio. Photography by Jasper Sanidad.

Joining forces creates a newfound synergy for both firms, which specialize in complementary sectors of workplace design. CannonDesign excels at creating environments for global companies—their recent Centre Hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal, a collaboration with Neuf Architect(e)s, recently took home two Best of Year Awards for Outdoor and Pièce de Résistance. Meanwhile, Assembly Design Studio, whose Pittsburgh office for Uber’s Advanced Technologies Group also received a Best of Year accolade in 2016, has carved a niche delivering agile workplaces for tech startups and software brands. The joining of forces, says CannonDesign CEO Brad Lukanic, will “take us beyond where even our clients can imagine.”

Open collaboration area, with Cor-Ten steel panels depicting the map of Pittsburgh, at Uber’s Advanced Technologies Group office by Assembly Design Studio. Photography by Jasper Sanidad.

Founded by former Studio O+A designers Denise Cherry and Liz Guerrero in 2016, Assembly Design Studio’s star-studded client roster encompasses the likes of Uber, Pinterest, Cisco, and Zillow. “By joining CannonDesign, we’re able to connect our clients and team to an exciting new network of of capabilities and opportunities,” says Cherry. “We maintain our strong tech expertise, but can now also tap into the incredible backbone of a firm with more than 100 years of experience in essentially all markets.”

Cherry and Guerrero, along with their team of interior and brand designers, will join CannonDesign as principals in the firm’s corporate/commercial interiors practice, Assembly will conduct business as Assembly / CannonDesign until a future transition to the CannonDesign name.

Atrium of CJ Corporation’s 1,300,000-square-foot Blossom Park R&D center by CannonDesign near Seoul. Photography by Christopher Barrett.
Teaming hub at life sciences company’s new Boston area headquarters and tech facility by CannonDesign. Photography by Chuck Choi.
Wood-hulled curvilinear stair at entry to new building for a pharmaceutical company’s Midwestern campus by CannonDesign. Photography by Christopher Barrett.
All-hands area, with custom 3D installation that depicts connecting nodes and pathways, at Quid’s headquarters by Assembly Design Studio. Photography by Jasper Sanidad.

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