Michael Cannon

Favorite Project & Why

Alexandra Park, Auckland, New Zealand. This was one of those transformative mixed use projects where we were able to craft a new urban neighborhood on an aging race course site – and build the first phase while maintaining the race operations in the short term. We bent the main shopping street around the existing grandstand, had great pedestrian urban open spaces on each block, and designed the public realm with direct references to Auckland’s natural context. And the client was absolutely terrific

Favorite Thing About Your Job

Designing new places for people, and imagining the possibilities of what’s next

Favorite Thing to Do

Taking a long walk along the beach with my son, followed by dinner with friends & family

Three Things You Can't Live Without

Coffee, exercise, & travel

Michael Cannon