Bahr Joins Cannon Design as Associate Principal

P_BahrSFSAN FRANCISCO, Calif. — Cannon Design, a nationally ranked architectural, engineering, interior design and planning firm, is pleased to announce that Phillip H. Bahr, AIA, NCARB, has joined the firm as Associate Principal. 

With a 25-year career in planning and design for healthcare and justice projects, Bahr has earned a reputation for innovative problem solving and project management successes from both clients and colleagues alike. 


Well accomplished in the full complement of architectural services, Bahr provides hands-on direction for all project phases—from master planning through construction services—and has amassed extensive experience with DMH, DHS, and OSHPD work.

A licensed architect in California and Colorado, Bahr is a founding member of the LongWave Group, a multi-disciplinary group of thought leaders focused on enhancing sustainable healthcare designs of the future by integrating advances in care concepts, built environment and technology.

Bahr’s expertise as a facilitator and communicator ensures that project needs are interpreted correctly and implemented in accordance with project goals.  Currently, Bahr is serving a Senior Project Manager for the University of California, San Diego, Jacobs Medical Center.  This 245-bed addition is designed as three hospitals in one: a cancer hospital, a hospital for advanced surgery, and a hospital for women and infants. Additional assignments include a Replacement Hospital for Kaiser Permanente, Orange County Medical Center; a Statewide Space Management Plan for the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation; and programs for the Department of Veteran Affairs in both Oregon and California, of which is serving as project manager.

Prior to joining Cannon Design, Bahr was Director of Planning, Design and Construction for his own firm, Bahr Architects, Inc.   A member of the American Institute of Architects and the Construction Specification Institute, Bahr holds a Masters and Bachelors of Architecture from the University of Illinois.  

Cannon Design is an Ideas Based Practice, ranked among the leading international firms in planning and design for healthcare, research, education, corporate, sports and government clients.  At present, the firm employs a staff of over 1,000, delivering services in 17 offices throughout North America, as well as in Shanghai, China, and Mumbai, India.

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Posted February 22, 2011

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