Mehrdad Yazdani on Equality, Technology and the Future of Design

This week, the Yazdani Studio of CannonDesign celebrates its 20th anniversary. Rooted in the reputation and leadership of design director Mehrdad Yazdani, the studio exists as a laboratory devoted to forging the future of architecture and developing new building typologies calibrated to our changing world.

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Signature Projects From Yazdani Studio’s First 20 Years

As our studio celebrates its 20th anniversary, I wanted to take a moment to highlight a series of iconic and transformative projects we’ve been fortunate to produce in that time.

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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.

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Yazdani Studio of CannonDesign Partners with STRT to Create Live/Work Spaces that Empower Entrepreneurs Everywhere

We are proud to share our new partnership with STRT - a leader in the design and operation of living and working space for entrepreneurs and creatives - to design breakthrough live-work environments. The Yazdani Studio has helped STRT create a new concept focused on the user experience of entrepreneurs and creatives that combines coliving, coworking and startup accelerator services into each property. The uniquely designed spaces are calibrated to foster creativity, collaboration and success.

Metropolis and ASID on Lassonde Studios

As follow up to the University of Utah’s Lassonde Studios being named the recipient of an American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) Outcome by Design Awards winner this past March, ASID and Metropolis magazine have now published a Video feature on the project. The video profiles the project through the perspectives of Lassonde Studios leadership, students and the design team to share how the building strengthens the campus, helped quintuple student startups on campus, and vaulted the university to the top 10 for entrepreneurship in key rankings with Princeton Review, U.S. News & World Report and Bloomberg.