Bryan Cannon Joins HGA as a Design Principal in Washington, D.C. Office

Firm’s national leadership in the design of healthcare, science and technology facilities further amplified by Cannon’s architectural expertise

HGA Architects and Engineers (HGA), known for the expertise and impact of its design in healthcare, science and technology across the U.S., is pleased to announce Bryan Cannon, AIA, has joined the firm’s Washington, D.C., office as a design principal.

“Bryan’s commitment to realizing and reflecting the visions of the institutions he serves will add to our firm’s accomplishments in the health, science and technology markets, while bringing fresh insights and intelligence to programmatic expertise and design,” said Tim Carl, HGA’s CEO. “We’re thrilled to have him join our firm.”

Adds Kurt Spiering, FAIA, Principal, National Healthcare Market Sector Leader with HGA, “Bryan is a skilled designer and strong leader in the creation of outstanding healthcare and research projects. He is an incredible addition to an HGA team dedicated to integrating the art and science of healthcare design into projects that improve the human experience. With Bryan, we’ll continue to apply evidence-based design research and lean principles to right-size buildings, improve operations and move metrics for clients nationwide.”

Cannon brings an outstanding portfolio of high-impact spaces for scientific research, STEM education and cancer treatment. His clients have included Emory University, The Johns Hopkins University, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, University of Virginia Health System and University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Cannon’s national design leadership and architectural expertise in signature research, science and technology buildings for distinguished academic institutions, healthcare organizations and the U.S. government will further enhance HGA’s presence in these industries.

“I have always been impressed with the quality of HGA’s work and am excited to join a firm with such a distinctive design culture,” Cannon said. “HGA’s deep experience in sustainable design, of both innovative large-scale energy systems and individual buildings that minimize energy consumption, will be a wonderful resource when faced with the challenges of designing technologically intensive buildings for science and healthcare. I’m eager to integrate my expertise with HGA’s practice model and to partner with clients to help realize their strategic visions in new and profound ways.”

Cannon’s work has earned architectural design awards from the American Institute of Architects’ Washington D.C., Philadelphia and Pennsylvania chapters; an Urban Land Institute Award; and a Gala Verde Award from the U.S. Green Building Council, South Florida Chapter. He is a frequent convener, presenter and workshop facilitator for the Society of College and University Planning (SCUP) and Learning Spaces Collaboratory. He also has substantial experience leading the design of high performance facilities, and a strong track record in mentorship and development of design culture within dynamic offices.

“I love the programmatic rigor and specialist intensity required in the development and design of science, technology and healthcare projects,” Cannon says. “The clients for these projects are brilliant professionals who understand their work very well. It’s tremendously gratifying to design a building that answers their call to represent their professionalism and mission-driven values, while enhancing the critical work they do. It’s also great fun to make beautiful buildings that create a distinctive sense of place.”

Cannon earned his B.A. with honors from Williams College and his Master of Architecture from Princeton University. He joins HGA having worked with ZGF Architects, KieranTimberlake, and Venturi Scott Brown & Associates.