The Yazdani Studio of CannonDesign is a laboratory for exploration and experimentation in architecture. Established upon the reputation and leadership of award-winning designer Mehrdad Yazdani, the studio leverages the best attributes of a small design studio with the resources and reach of our global practice.

The studio includes a diverse team of architects, designers, 3-D artists, technical specialists, and creative thinkers entirely committed to pushing the boundaries of design—from refining concepts of sustainability to the application of radically new technologies and urban initiatives.

Merhdad Yazdani

As principal of CannonDesign’s national practice and Design Director of the Yazdani Studio of CannonDesign, Mehrdad Yazdani practices at the intersection of the large office and the small studio.

Named by Progressive Architecture as one of the world’s top emerging architects just three years after earning his Masters of Architecture, Mehrdad has garnered over 50 major design awards and publication in national and international journals,

including the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Architectural Record, Dezeen, Fast Company, BusinessWeek and more. His work has been exhibited around the world and held in permanent collections at the MoMA, SFMOMA and the Library

Mehrdad is a renowned member of the international design community, capable of merging architecture, artistry, design creativity and elegance to create transformative and remarkable structures and spaces.


YearAwardProject
2017AIA Chicago: Distinguished Building Award, Citation of MeritCJ Blossom Park
2017AIA San Diego: Divine Detail AwardJacobs Medical Center
2017AIA Los Angeles: COTE AwardKaiser Kraemer Radiation Oncology Center
2017AIA Orange County: COTE AwardKaiser Kraemer Radiation Oncology Center
2017AIA Orange County: Honor AwardKaiser Kraemer Radiation Oncology Center
2017AIA/AAH National Healthcare Design AwardJacobs Medical Center
2017Chicago Athenaeum International Architecture AwardsCJ Blossom Park
2016Southern California Development Forum Award: Merit Award, InstitutionalJacobs Medical Center
2016Southern California Development Forum Award: Merit Award, InstitutionalKaiser Kraemer Radiation Oncology Center
2016AIA Citation Award, ArchitectureCJ Blossom Park
2016AIA Citation Award, InteriorsCJ Blossom Park
2016AIA ChicagoCJ Blossom Park
2016The Chicago Athenaeum American Architecture AwardArmenian American Museum Design
2016The Chicago Athenaeum American Architecture AwardCJ Blossom Park
2016Design Magazine Merit AwardKaiser Kraemer Radiation Oncology Center
2016AIA/AAH National Healthcare Design AwardKaiser Kraemer Radiation Oncology Center
2015Kaiser Permanente Design Excellence AwardKaiser Kraemer Radiation Oncology Center
2015ENR Regional: Best Projects Award, Healthcare Kaiser Kraemer Radiation Oncology Center
2015AIA San Diego: Merit AwardJacobs Medical Center
2015IIDA Caliber Award, Leisure & Entertainment CategoryAnne Frank Exhibit at Museum of Tolerance
2014International Design Awards, SilverLassonde Studios
2014AIA Los Angeles: Next LA, Citation AwardLuxelake Bridge in Chengdu, China
2014International Design Awards: First Prize, Industrial & Life ScienceJacobs Medical Center
2014Contract Magazine: Annual Interior Awards, Exhibition CategoryAnne Frank Exhibit at Museum of Tolerance
2013LA Architectural Awards: Best in HospitalityJack Nicklaus Golf Clubhouse
2013Contract Magazine: Interiors Award, Large HealthcareGates Vascular Institute
2013Buildings’ ABBY (America’s Best Buildings of the Year) Awards: Citation of MeritGates Vascular Institute
2013AIA/AAH National Healthcare Design Award: Innovations in Planning & Design ResearchGates Vascular Institute
2013Society of American Registered Architects (SARA) / New York Council Professional Design Awards: Bronze Award of HonorGates Vascular Institute
2013The Chicago Athenaeum International Architecture AwardGates Vascular Institute
2013The Chicago Athenaeum American Architecture AwardGates Vascular Institute
2013Architizer A+ Awards: Finalist RecognitionGates Vascular Institute
2013Business First of Buffalo Brick-By-Brick Awards: Golden BrickGates Vascular Institute
2013FX International Interior Design Awards: Finalist, Public SectorGates Vascular Institute
2013International Academy for Design and Health: Academy Award, Interior DesignGates Vascular Institute
2013World Interior News Design Award: First Place, Public SectorGates Vascular Institute
2012ASID New York Upstate/ Canada East: First Place, over 3000 sfGates Vascular Institute
2012AIA Los Angeles: Citation AwardGates Vascular Institute
2012AIA Western New York: Honor Award, Interior ArchitectureGates Vascular Institute
2012Interior Design Magazine Best of 2012 Awards: Honoree, HealthcareGates Vascular Institute
2011Southern California Development Forum: Design Award, Institutional BuildingsChaparral Science Hall Building
2010AIA Western New York: Award of Merit, UnbuiltGates Vascular Institute
2010Southern California Development Forum Price Center East
2010AIA San Fernando Valley Chapter: Merit AwardChaparral Science Hall Building
2010AIA California Council: Merit Award Price Center East
2010AIA Los Angeles: Merit AwardGates Vascular Institute
2010AIA Los Angeles: Merit Award, Next LAToledo Federal Courthouse
2010AIA Los Angeles: Citation AwardToledo Federal Courthouse
2009AIA San Fernando Valley : Merit AwardChaparral Science Hall Building
2009AIA Cleveland: Honor AwardToledo Federal Courthouse
2009AIA Cleveland: Honor Award for Unbuilt WorkToledo Federal Courthouse
2009AIA Cleveland: Merit Award for Unbuilt WorkCedar-University Rapid Station
2009AIA San Diego: Honor AwardPrice Center East
2009IIDA: International Design Award 2009Museum of Tolerance
2008AIA Los Angeles: Next LA Merit AwardOrdos Concert Hall
2007Miami Bienal: Silver MedalPrice Center East
2007SARA: Design AwardHauptman-Woodward Institute
2007AIA Long Beach/South Bay: Design AwardCSU Dominguez Hills Loker Student Union
2007AIA Long Beach/South Bay: Design AwardLong Beach GTE Middle School
2007AIA Los Angeles: Next LA, Honor AwardChaparral Science Hall Building
2007AIA Los Angeles: Next LA, Merit AwardNanotech Park Buildings
2006AIA Los Angeles: Next LA, Honor AwardMary’s Guest House
2006AIA Los Angeles: Honor AwardPrice Center East
2005National Association of Industrial and Office Properties: Award for Outstanding DesignHauptman-Woodward Institute
2005AIA Western New York: Honor AwardHauptman-Woodward Institute
2005AIA San Diego: Honor Award Price Center East
2005The Chicago Athenaeum American Architecture Award Price Center East
2005The Chicago Athenaeum American Architecture Award: Sustainable Design AwardGuangzhou TV and Sightseeing Tower Competition
2005Los Angeles Business CouncilSanta Monica Public Safety Facility
2004Concrete Masonry Association of California and Nevada: Honor AwardClark County Detention Center
2004AIA Los Angeles: Next LA AwardGuangzhou TV and Sightseeing Tower Competition
2004AIA Los Angeles: Merit AwardClark County Detention Center
2004The Chicago Athenaeum American Architecture AwardDuxton Plain Housing Competition
2003AIA Justice Facility Design: Citation for Design ExcellenceLloyd D. George U.S. Federal Building and Courthouse
2002AIA Los Angeles: Next LA AwardTomihiro Museum of Shi-Ga
2001AIA Los Angeles: Merit AwardLloyd D. George U.S. Federal Building and Courthouse
2001AIA California Council: Merit AwardLloyd D. George U.S. Federal Building and Courthouse
2001AIA Nevada: Honor AwardLloyd D. George U.S. Federal Building and Courthouse
2001AIA California Council: Honor AwardVermont/Santa Monica Metro Station
2001AIA Los Angeles: Merit AwardVermont/Santa Monica Metro Station
2000AIA Los Angeles: Honor AwardLloyd D. George U.S. Federal Building and Courthouse
2000The Chicago Athenaeum American Architecture AwardVermont/Santa Monica Metro Station
2000AIA Los Angeles: Honor AwardEl Sereno Pool & Recreation Center
2000AIA Los Angeles: Merit AwardVermont/Santa Monica Metro Station
1999AIA Los Angeles: CitationEl Sereno Pool & Recreation Center
1999Los Angeles Business Council: Urban Beautification AwardSinai Temple Akiba Academy Expansion


YearPublicationProject
2017The PlanUC San Diego Jacobs Medical Center
2017Healthcare DesignUC San Diego Jacobs Medical Center
2017Office SnapshotsCJ Blossom Park
2017Fast Co.Yazdani Studio
2016Kraemer Radiation Oncology CenterKraemer Radiation Oncology Center
2016Healthcare DesignKraemer Radiation Oncology Center
2016DezeenKraemer Radiation Oncology Center
2014ArchDailyLassonde Studios
2013The PlanHauptman-Woodward Institute
2013New York Times"Anne"
2012Flair Magazine Bollywood Museum
2012ark magazineBollywood Museum
2012Interior CreationsBollywood Museum
2011Purpose MagazineBollywood Museum
2011The PlanChaparral Hall Science Building
2011ofARCH MagazineHauptman-Woodward Institute
2011ArchDailyBollywood Museum
2010www.revitoped.comOrdos Concert Hall
2010Sharestan MagazineYazdani Studio
2010Buffalo Spree MagazineGates Vascular Institute
2010Umraan MagazineChaparral Hall Science Building
2010ArchiteriaChaparral Hall Science Building
2010American ArchitectsChaparral Hall Science Building
2010ArchDailyChaparral Hall Science Building
2010ArchNow
Chaparral Hall Science Building
2010Building Design + ConstructionChengdu Bridges
2010ArchisceneQueensland Gallery of Modern Art
2010California Home and DesignUCSD Price Center East
2010Milimet DesignUCSD Price Center East
2010Abitare MagazineYazdani Studio
2010UC San Diego News CenterUCSD Price Center East
2010ArchDailyUCSD Price Center East
2010ofARCHUCSD Price Center East
2010Chinese and Overseas ArchitectureUCSD Price Center East
2010www/design-daily.comTaj Lands End Hotel
2010PlusMoodTaj Lands End Hotel
2010Contract MagazineUCSD Price Center East
2010RevitOrdos Concert Hall
2009Architectural RecordUCSD Price Center East
2009Architecture and CultureUCSD Price Center East