Merger broadens FKP’s services, strengthens healthcare, education and science expertise
We are excited to share that FKP has joined global design firm CannonDesign. This merger represents a remarkable fusion of expertise – bringing together our leading design practice with one of the most innovative architecture and engineering firms in the world. Moving forward as FKP | CannonDesign, we will leverage our combined 19 office locations and nearly 1,000 employees to design solutions to the greatest challenges facing our clients and society.
“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 CO Brad 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.”
CannonDesign is recognized as one of the most forward-thinking design firms in the industry; in 2017, Fast Company named the firm one of the “10 most innovative architecture firms in the world.” Key to achieving this recognition is the firm’s ability to leverage the power of design to address complex challenges across the health, education, corporate/commercial, science + technology and sports + recreation and civic markets. As a result of this merger, FKP gains this deep expertise, as well as an extensive platform of new services, including engineering, workplace strategy, technology consulting and more.
“The market place is rapidly evolving and demanding even more from designers,” said Diane R. K. Osan, FAIA, ACHA, CEO at FKP. “Merging with CannonDesign creates a broader and deeper solutions palette, with more innovative and agile competences to propel our clients’ design solutions. Our mutual goals support missions that advance education and health environments.”
Going forward, Osan will become the leader of CannonDesign’s Pediatric Health Practice. Looking beyond the traditional definition of healthcare, she will lead the practice in exploring ways to support the health and wellbeing of children across numerous environmental settings. She’ll also be joining the firm’s board of directors.
“Both of our firms have solid foundations,” added Lukanic. “Now we can expand in key areas to further serve our clients and create partnerships to evolve our design practice.”