FOS of CannonDesign

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Data-driven facility strategies

Recognizing the abundance of challenges facility managers and owners face, FOS of CannonDesign was formed as a solutions-driven practice with the core belief that our clients are our most important partners.

FOS—short for Facility Optimization Solutions—is a multidisciplinary professional services and software consultancy that provides facility assessments, capital planning, asset tagging, cost estimating, job order contracting and more to propel data-driven decision making. In 2021 and 2022, FOS was ranked #1 worldwide for facility management services by World Architecture 100.

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Facility Optimization Solutions Team in Buffalo Office
Facility Optimization Solutions Nick Derr Presenting
Facility Optimization Solutions Assessor Paul Rudz In Field


  • Thanks for all your great work ... the impact cannot be understated. Your leading our team through the process and end result was exactly what I had hoped for.

    Robert Feldbauer AVP Facilities, University of Cincinnati Health
  • This is the first time the City has ever done anything like this. The FOS team was full of knowledge, and we learned from them. We appreciate everything they did for us.

    Janet Timko Facilities Manager, City of Greeley
  • The FOS team did a tremendous job on our long-term maintenance plan. The best thing about working with them is that they are invested in the relationship. It is not just about the work.

    Bob Ehrlich Director of Facilities & Plant Operations, A.T. Still University
  • We are thrilled with our assessment, which allows us to develop our capital plan, prioritize or rehab work and address immediate facility concerns. If only I knew what I know now, I would have contracted with FOS years ago.

    Kimberly Navarroli Sr. Associate Director of Residential Facilities, University at Buffalo

Our services

Facility optimization is rooted in understanding and solving the building condition challenges you face. Our purpose is to develop simple and highly accurate facility management tools to empower building users, managers, and owners.

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