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Glaser, Keith and Cannon join Ayers Saint Gross

Adam Glaser

Adam Glaser

Adam Glaser, Lisa M. Keith and Jeffrey C. Cannon have joined Ayers Saint Gross as principals.

Glaser, AIA, LEED AP, will lead architecture and urban design projects firm-wide. He specializes in next-generation campus designs that leverage academic and corporate partnerships. Glaser is currently advancing mixed-use, transit-based developments at the edges of urban campuses where universities and businesses collaborate on research and innovation.

With more than 25 years of experience, Glaser has worked on a range of academic and research projects, including the UC Berkeley/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Richmond Bay Campus; Philadelphia’s Science Center, affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania and Drexel University; and facilities for pharmaceutical companies such as Medimmune and Amgen.

A graduate of Rice University and Harvard’s Graduate School of Design, Glaser has taught at Washington University and the University of Pennsylvania, and serves on review boards for the Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority. He is active in the Association of University Research Parks, Society for College and University Planning, and Urban Land Institute.

Lisa Keith

Lisa Keith

Keith will head the firm’s new studio for maximizing the value of space for new and existing buildings and campuses. Based in the Washington, D.C., office, she is a nationally-recognized expert in space needs analysis. Keith has consulted with leading institutions and universities worldwide, including Cornell, Yale and Rutgers; University College Dublin in Ireland; University of Dubai in the United Arab Emirates; and the Seoul Foreign School in South Korea.

Keith specializes in helping institutions to make the best use of resources through the analysis of physical environments and associated data, as well as guideline, policy and procedural review. Her skills complement the firm’s master planning expertise by assessing the detailed aspects of current facilities and developing strategies to meet future needs.

Jeffrey C. Cannon

Jeffrey C. Cannon

Cannon will head the Cultural Facilities Practice from the Washington office. With degrees and experience in museum studies and architecture, he brings a unique perspective to cultural facilities planning and design. During his 20 years of practice, he has designed and renovated notable facilities, such as the National Museum of Natural History in Washington; National Museum of the United States Army Museum Support Center at Fort Belvoir, Va.; Florida Museum of Natural History in Gainesville; and Centerhurst Center for the Arts in Mount Vernon, Ill.

Cannon is an active member of several museum associations and heritage groups, and a frequent speaker on issues facing museums today.