Dick Cannon RSA was a former tutor at the Mackintosh School of Architecture, and an external examiner at the University of Glasgow.
In 1980 Cannon co-founded the practice of Elder & Cannon Architects. Its reputation has been built on achieving excellence over a diverse range of building types, often in challenging and sensitive contexts. It has a strong design philosophy and seeks to provide each project with its own identity, through creative solutions, evolving these thoughtfully to meet and exceed client expectations.
In 1986 he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Institute of Scottish Architects and in 1991 he received the RSA Gold Medal for Architecture.