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.

Mehrdad Yazdani to Present at AIA New York

Mehrdad Yazdani will present as part of the AIA New York’s Cocktails & Conversations series Friday, June 14 from 6:30 to 8:30 PM at the Center for Architecture in New York City. The dialogue series pairs an architect with a critic, journalist or architectural historian to discuss current architecture design issues over cocktails. Mehrdad will be joined by Sam Lubell, a staff writer and contributing editor to The Architect’s Newspaper for the conversation. Those interested in attending, can register online.

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Mehrdad Yazdani, Yazdani Studio

CannonDesign Named to Fast Company’s 2019 Most Innovative Companies List

CannonDesign has again been named to Fast Company’s annual list of the World’s Most Innovative Companies. This marks the second time in three years CannonDesign has earned this prestigious distinction. It is powerful recognition of the hard work our people do each day to amplify the power of design.

“A 20-person team at CannonDesign, called Yazdani Studio, acts as an experimental think tank that helps to drive innovation within the firm.”

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

Signs of the Times published a story about collaborative design that focuses on the Anne Frank exhibit at the Los Angeles-based Museum of Tolerance.
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Mehrdad Yazdani to Present on Museum Design for Architectural Record Webinar

Mehrdad Yazdani will present as part of Architectural Record’s upcoming webinar on museum design February 21 at 2 p.m. ET. In the presentation, Mehrdad will showcase his team’s work with the Simon Wiesenthal Center and its Museum of Tolerance, a hands-on experiential museum focusing on the dynamics of racism and prejudice through unique interactive exhibits.
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