John ClementIn honor of National Engineers Week we are showcasing a few of the people behind the scenes of our world-class engineered solutions. Meet Jeremy Clement, a mechanical engineer from our Buffalo office and learn why he loves being an engineer at CannonDesign.

Why did you decide to become an engineer?

My late grandfather was a mechanical/aerospace engineer that worked for Bell Aerospace and I was always fascinated by his work. I loved to listen to stories about how he solved problems. He had a reputation for solving complex problems with simple solutions. I strive to be as great of an engineer as he was.

What is the most exciting thing that has happened during your time at CannonDesign?

I have been part of the design team for one of the largest hospital systems in Western New York (Kaleida Health). It feels great knowing that I had a hand in designing hospitals that directly help my community, family and friends. I’m also proud to be part of the design of Buffalo General Hospital, Gates Vascular Institute and Women and Children’s Hospital of Buffalo.

What is one thing you wish more people understood about what it’s like to be an engineer?

To the optimist, the glass is half full. To the pessimist, the glass is half empty. To the engineer, the glass is twice as big as it needs to be.

How would you describe life at CannonDesign?

There is never a dull day at CannonDesign, each day is filled with new challenges and exciting opportunities to design amazing buildings. Working here has given me the opportunity to see and be part of iconic buildings.

Finish this sentence: Without engineers, the world would be ___________________.


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