Praful M Kulkarni

Principal, Integrated Services Director
Cannon Design

Praful [prūh-full] has dedicated his career to sparking change within the AEC industry. As a young architect, he recognized the fragmented nature of traditional design and construction and the inefficiencies that came with it. He founded his own integrated firm in response—gkkworks—to unite design excellence and construction innovation. In 2018, gkkworks merged with CannonDesign, strengthening one of the most progressive integrated design firms in the world.

Praful is a champion for single-source collaborative design and delivery methods that help ensure certainty in project cost, schedule and quality outcomes. He has a pulse on the latest innovations within the industry— specifically, he is a tireless advocate for progressive design-build and its ability to foster heightened levels of collaboration across owners, designers and builders.