Mark Mendell, co-chairman of Cannon Design, has been recognized nationally and internationally for his significant contributions to contemporary architecture. Under his leadership, Cannon Design’s practice has become international in scope, now ranked by World Architecture, Design Intelligence, as well as Building Design and Construction among the top 10 design firms in the world.
With a total staff of over 1,000 and annual revenues approaching $200 million, Cannon Design operates 15 regional offices from Boston to Shanghai, serving clients across 25 countries in North America, South America, Europe, Asia, India and the Middle East.
The recipient of more than twenty major awards, examples of Mendell’s work have been published in the general media, professional journals, and college textbooks in the United States, Canada, England, France, Germany, Italy, Turkey, Israel, Australia and Japan.
In 2003, Mendell was inducted into the College of Fellows of the American Institute of Architects in honor of his contributions to the profession and leadership in developing innovative methods to achieve excellence in the multi-office large-firm structure.
Mendell has been a guest lecturer and design critic at the University of Minnesota, Cornell University, the State University of New York, UCLA, MIT and Georgetown University. An alumnus of the Rhode Island School of Design, he has been honored in a special RISD museum exhibition as one of the school’s most distinguished graduates.
Long active in public service, in addition to serving as the chairman of the board of the University of the Middle East, and a Trustee of Lasell College, he is a former member of the Dean’s Council of the Harvard Kennedy School, Director of the Albright-Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo, New York, the Massport Designer Selection Panel, Board of Overseers of the DeCordova Museum, and past Chairman of the Motorcycle Hall of Fame Museum in Columbus, Ohio.