Urbanize LA Publishes Caltech Resnick Sustainability Resource Center

We’re excited to share Urbanize Los Angeles has published an update on the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) Resnick Sustainability Resource Center. Read more


Design Wanted Profiles How Yazdani Studio Designs Without Limits

Design Wanted has published a new article on how the Yazdani Studio exists at the nexus of small design studio and large global practice, and how that unique position empowers the team to design...


A Redefined Hub for the Next Generation of Leaders in Medicine

As one of the leading healthcare providers in the country, Kaiser Permanente has created a new School of Medicine to train the next generation of leaders in medicine. Read more


A Mobile Education Hub for Peace and Human Dignity

The highly visible Mobile Museum of Tolerance (MMOT) serves as the Simon Wiesenthal Center Illinois’ flagship educational initiative and travels all across the state. The MMOT will be a mobile...


Caltech Selects Yazdani Studio of CannonDesign for Resnick Sustainability Resource Center

We are proud to share that the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) has selected our team to design its new Resnick Sustainability Resource Center.The future building will be a dynamic hub for...


Mehrdad Yazdani on Equality, Technology and the Future of Design

An ability to design for unknown futures is embedded in the DNA of the Studio, so we sat down with Mehrdad to hear his thoughts on equality, technology and the future of design. Read More


Signature Projects From Yazdani Studio’s First 20 Years

As our studio celebrates its 20th anniversary, Mehrdad Yazdani reflects on a series of iconic and transformative projects we’ve been fortunate to produce in that time. Read More


The Yazdani Studio of CannonDesign Celebrates 20th Anniversary

A proud and exciting moment for our team, this past weekend marked the 20th anniversary of the Yazdani Studio of CannonDesign.Rooted in the reputation and leadership of renowned designer Mehrdad...


On Display: Mimi Lam Talks Exhibit Design

Working alongside Mehrdad Yazdani, Mimi Lam, a senior designer in our Yazdani Studio, led the design of the Anne Frank exhibit at the Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles. In what she calls both an...


Urban Land Magazine: Lassonde Studios a Model for Student Housing

Urban Land, the official magazine of the Urban Land Institute (ULI), features our Lassonde Studios in a piece on leading student housing projects from across the globe that demonstrate how...


Mehrdad Yazdani Presents at AIA New York Cocktails and Conversations

Mehrdad Yazdani recently presented as part of AIA New York’s Cocktails & Conversations series at the Center for Architecture in New York City. The dialogue series pairs pairs an architect with a...


Design Unveiled for Santa Monica College’s Math and Science Addition

To accommodate a heightened demand for STEM education space, Santa Monica College is building a new 110,000-sf Math and Science Building. The building is designed to consolidate programs previously...


EdSurge: How Lassonde Studios Ignites Campus Innovation

EdSurge celebrates the University of Utah’s Lassonde Studios in a new piece titled, “Live, Learn, Launch: How a Radical Live-Work Space is Igniting Campus Innovation." The school has ignited...


Museum of Tolerance’s Anne Frank Exhibit Published by Signs of the Times

Signs of the Times, a leading publication for the signage and environmental graphics industry, has published a new story about collaborative design that focuses on the Anne Frank exhibit at the Los...


U of Utah Interviews Mehrdad Yazdani

The University of Utah has published a new Q+A interview with Mehrdad Yazdani about the design and success of Lassonde Studios, the breakthrough entrepreneurial education building that has quintupled...


Ben Juckes: Pushing Boundaries Through Computational Design

It wasn’t until Ben Juckes moved from Australia to Los Angeles and began working at Yazdani Studio of CannonDesign that his interest in surfing turned into a career path in architecture and...


The Principal Profiles Mehrdad Yazdani

The Principal – an emerging architecture design publication – has profiled Mehrdad Yazdani and the Yazdani Studio of CannonDesign in a new Q+A feature piece. Read more


Mehrdad Yazdani Keynoted Academy of Neuroscience for Architecture Conference

Mehrdad Yazdani delivered the keynote presentation at the 2018 Academy for Neuroscience for Architecture (ANFA) conference at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies in La Jolla, CA. Mehrdad focused...


Contract Publishes Lassonde Studios

Contract has published University of Utah’s Lassonde Studios in its new education issue. The breakthrough entrepreneurial education building stacks four residential floors atop a 20,000 sf startup...


Nadine Quirmbach Takes Part in Metropolis Event on Workplace Wellness

Nadine Quirmbach, a key leader in the Yazdani Studio of CannonDesign, is set to take part in a Metropolis panel discussion titled, “A Healthy Return: The Business Case for Well-Being in the...


Yazdani Studio of CannonDesign Offers New Model for How Architects Work

A new profile from Architect’s Newspaper highlights the Yazdani Studio of CannonDesign’s unique place in the design profession – at the nexus of small boutique studio and large design firm. ...


CLAD Global Interviews Mehrdad Yazdani on Design Creativity and a Wonderful Renaissance of Public Space

CLAD Global has published an extensive interview with Mehrdad Yazdani focused on Design creativity, a wonderful renaissance of the public realm and what it’s like to work at the nexus of small...


CJ Blossom Park Named the Best New Laboratory in the World

CJ Blossom Park in Suwon, South Korea has won R&D Magazine’s prestigious Lab of the Year Award. The award is the world’s most prestigious honor for research environments, recognizing excellence in...


Curbed Features Yazdani Studio

n extensive new article from Curbed documents, “How Yazdani Studio of CannonDesign Creates Buildings that Shape Culture.” A laboratory for exploration and experimentation in architecture, the...


Jacobs Medical Center Profiled by Architect’s Newspaper

The Architect’s Newspaper has profiled Jacobs Medical Center in an article titled “Three in One: Curvilinear hospital complex designed for healing by Yazdani Studio.” The feature highlights how...


Dezeen Features Jacobs Medical Center

A new article from Dezeen features the innovative design of UC San Diego Health’s Jacobs Medical Center. Titled “CannonDesign creates sculptural glass hospital in southern California,” the...


Mehrdad Yazdani Named Semifinalist in Curbed Groundbreakers

Mehrdad Yazdani has been selected as a semifinalist in Curbed’s 2017 Groundbreakers awards, a competition that honors architects “who are making innovative work that’s changing the way the world...


Jacobs Medical Center Profiled in Contract Magazine

UC San Diego (UCSD) Health’s Jacobs Medical Center is profiled in the November Issue of Contract Magazine. The article highlights UCSD’s integration of research with patient care and the multiple...


Lassonde Studios Featured in Business Insider

Business Insider recently posted an extensive photo feature of Lassonde Studios with insights from Mehrdad Yazdani, Lynne Deninger and Troy D’Ambrosio, executive director of the Lassonde...


Jacobs Medical Center Wins AIA/AAH National Healthcare Design Award

We are thrilled to share that UC San Diego Health’s Jacobs Medical Center has been awarded a National Healthcare Design Award from the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the Academy of...


Lassonde Studios Featured in Student Housing Business Magazine

Student Housing Magazine wrote an in-depth Q&A about Lassonde Studiosand how the facility has created a buzz both within the campus and the surrounding Salt Lake City community. Read More


CNN Features Jacobs Medical Center and Kaiser Permanente Radiation Oncology Center

Both UC San Diego Health Jacobs Medical Center and Kaiser Permanente Radiation Oncology Center have been featured in an article from CNN Style. The story, entitled “Hospital designs that are...


Architect Magazine Features CJ Blossom Park

CJ Blossom Park is featured extensively in Architect magazine’s June issue focused on the future of the workplace. A new world-class research and development headquarters for CJ Corporation, the 1.2...


Lassonde Studios recognized with SXSWedu Learn by Design award

Lassonde Studios at the University of Utah was the winner of the Learn by Design, Physical category award at SXSWedu. The inaugural awards focused on the "design of physical learning spaces and how...


Lassonde Studios featured in Fast Company

Lassonde Studios at the University of Utah was featured in a recent Fast Company article, "A $45 million Experiment to Turn Donors into Incubators". Read the article Go to the project


Lassonde Studios Named One of Nine Best New University Buildings Around the World

Lassonde Studios of the University of Utah Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute made Architectural Digest’s list of the best new university buildings around the world. Designed by Yazdani Studio of...


Lassonde Studios named one of 9 best New University Buildings by Architectural Digest

"...Lassonde Studios is part of the Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute, a division of the David Eccles School of Business, and its innovative design was made to attract the brightest young entrepreneurs...


CannonDesign named one of most innovative companies in 2016 by FastCo

We are proud to share the exciting news that Fast Company has named CannonDesign one of the most innovative architecture firms in the world. The recognition specifically mentions projects designed by...


Lassonde Studios featured in the New York Times

Lassonde Studios at the University of Utah was featured in a recent New York Times piece, "The Innovation Campus: Building Better Ideas" Read the Article Go to the Project


Traveler’s Cocoon

Traveler’s Cocoon. Inspired by the seductive forms of nature, we set out to create a piece of luggage that would explore the variable relationship between traveler’s needs and length of travel...


Wearable

WEARABLE ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN MUSEUM LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA 2012 We set out to create a garment that would explore the variable relationship between clothing and body – one that could push,...


eVap 1500

eVap 1500 CANNONDESIGN Product Group 2013 The eVap1500 Heat Exchanging Water Cooling Unit offers an efficient means to cool laboratory processes and equipment without using tap water or small...


Kaiser Radiation Center on list of most inspiring interior design of 2016

Fast Company design names Kaiser Permanente Radiation Oncology Center in their list of most inspiring interior design of 2016. Read the Article Go to the Project


CJ Blossom Park earns Citation of Merit from AIA Chicago

"CannonDesign’s CJ Blossom Park, located in South Korea, is an example of how a company’s identity can shine through to become a significant component of its headquarters. CJ — one of the...


CJ Blossom Park featured in IIDA

CJ Blossom Park featured in photo gallery of IIDA Best of Asia Pacific Design Award winners.


Headwall

SOLID SURFACE HEADWALL JACOBS MEDICAL CENTER UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SAN DIEGO SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA 2016 The innovative headwall design transforms an institutional medical product into an...


Mimi Lam

Associate Vice President Standing at the intersection of art and design, Mimi roots her design work in exploration, technical rigor and fine art. Her work ranges from art exhibits, concert halls,...


Jessica Yi

Vice President As CAD and technical leader, Jessica excels across the full range of planning, design, construction and quality control. Her strength lies in her ability to deliver a consistent vision...


David Rindlaub

Associate Vice President Nearly two decades of experience have helped David become an expert in quality detailing and interdisciplinary coordination to achieve design excellence. He is integral to...


Nadine Quirmbach

Associate Vice President Nadine is uniquely gifted with the ability to develop interior spaces that blend harmoniously with exterior architectural expression. She consistently delivers excellent work...


Yan Krymsky

Associate Vice President A senior designer in the Studio, Yan works with cutting-edge technology to explore multiple design iterations and synthesize client project goals and vision.


Craig Booth

Principal Craig offers more than 20 years of architectural experience and has helped establish the Yazdani Studio’s design vision. He is instrumental in the realization of distinguished...


Paul Gonzales

Principal Our studio design manager brings extensive experience across all phases of architectural practice and consistently executes significant, beautiful and complex projects across the world.


Mehrdad Yazdani

Principal, Design Director


AAM WINS 2016 American Architecture Awards

The Armenian American Museum competition entry just won the Chicago Athenaem’s 2016 American Architecture Awards. Congratulation to the team! Read the Article Go to the Project


CJ UNVEILED

Hot off the press, here is a glimpse of our latest project in Korea, CJ BLOSSOM PARK. CJ BLOSSOM PARK is a new world-class R&D headquarters for CJ Corporation that repositions the company’s...


LA Courthouse Competition Responsive Facade

This past fall, the Yazdani Studio, along with Gruen Associates and builders Hensel Phelps participated in an invited competition to design a new US Courthouse in the heart of downtown Los Angeles....