CannonDesign Campus Recreation and Sports Group


CannonDesign’s Campus Recreation and Sports group is a key piece of the firm’s global education practice with a focus on collaborating with colleges and universities to create collegiate recreation facilities that enlighten minds and promote physical activity. CannonDesign believes collegiate recreation centers should be touchstones of a university’s identity – reflections of its commitment to student health.

CannonDesign combines its strong track record of creating facilities that meet the needs of both casual fitness enthusiasts and premier athletes with a remarkable passion for health and wellness. Equipped with a full suite of services from Master Planning to Architecture, Engineering, Environmental Graphics and Design-Led Construction, their team works to reflect the spirit, character and values of each institution with aesthetically pleasing, functionally sound and cost-effective environments that enrich campus experience.

The firm has extensive experience creating brand new recreation facilities and also renovation historic spaces. CannonDesign’s Campus Recreation and Sports team is also at the forefront of helping universities expand programming, improve recruitment and retention, strengthen student wellness, and/or achieve integration with campus athletics. The firm has recently completed work with institutions, including: The University of Minnesota; University of Louisville; Texas Christian University; Spelman College; University of Colorado Denver; University of California System; Boston University; Utah Valley University; Georgia College & State University and more.

An industry leader by numerous measures, CannonDesign is the #2 U.S. Education design firm per Building Design + Construction and the #5 Global Education Firm according to World Architecture. The firm has worked with 37 of the top 50 universities in the country according to U.S. News & World Report and delivered more than 50 buildings that have been recognized with awards from Athletic Business and/or the NIRSA Outstanding Sports Facilities Awards.

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