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CannonDesign Announces Merger with Engineering Firm FKP

New York, N.Y. — "CannonDesign's five-year strategic framework focuses on proactive strategies for strengthening our client partnerships through personal and firm growth by office expansions, new hires and mergers," said CannonDesign's CEO Bradley Lukanic, AIA. "Today's merger with FKP intentionally increases CannonDesign's commitment to total health solutions with a focus on children's health, while advancing our design impact, being a top-tier employer and taking a stronghold in key geographic areas like Texas and Ohio."

Led by CEO Diane R.K. Osan, FAIA, ACHA, FKP is a nationally recognized firm dedicated to design, planning and operational improvement of complex healthcare, science and higher education facilities, with offices in Houston, Dallas and Columbus. Those offices will remain under the newly formed firm.

"The market place is rapidly evolving and demanding even more from designers," said Osan. "Merging with CannonDesign creates a broader and deeper solutions palette, with more innovative and agile competences to propel our client's design solutions. Our mutual goals support missions that advance education and health environments."<

FKP | CannonDesign, under one brand, will blur boundaries and raise new perspectives on the lifecycle and continuum of children's health, pediatrics and well-being. "Both firms have solid foundations, now we can expand in key areas to further serve our clients and create partnerships to evolve our design practice," said Lukanic.

Osan will become the pediatric health practice leader at CannonDesign, and will join the firm's board of directors.

About CannonDesign

CannonDesign is an integrated global design firm that unites a dynamic team of architects, engineers, industry experts and builders. Its more than 900 employees in 19 offices around the world partner with clients across a multitude of industries, including healthcare, education, science and technology, corporate/commercial, civic and sports.

About FKP

Founded in 1937, FKP is a nationally recognized firm dedicated to design, planning and operational improvement of complex healthcare, science and higher education facilities. Each business unit–architecture, interiors, strategic consulting and equipment planning–is led by experienced design professionals with deep backgrounds in facility design and operations.

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