Mar 17, 2009, 6:00 PM
UIC Innovation Center
Charlie Cannon received a Masters of Architecture (MArch I) from
Harvard University Graduate School of Design and a Bachelor of Arts
in Anthropology from Wesleyan University.
As a Senior Design Critic at the Rhode Island School of Design,
Cannon currently holds a joint appointment in Industrial Design and
Landscape Architecture where he has taught in RISDís Innovation
Studio series since its founding in 1999.
Responsible for curriculum development and outreach, Cannonís
interdisciplinary studio was established to examine large-scale
environmental and infrastructure problems. Open to students
throughout the university, the program seeks to shift
the attention of the design disciplines to present day concerns and
to engage with a larger public. The Innovation Studio model involves
projects that must first be defined in order to be solved.
Before joining the RISD faculty, Cannon taught at Columbia
University, Roger Williams University, and Boston Architectural
Center. In 2008, he participated as Design Critic in the Harvard
University Department of Landscape Architecture. Cannonís research
and practice activities center on energy, water, conservation,
education, and economic development.