CannonDesign is proud to share it will officially move its office from Grand Island to 50 Fountain Plaza in downtown Buffalo beginning August 2019. This move places us in the heart of Buffalo’s downtown corridor and amplifies our firm’s ability to positively contribute to the city’s resurgence and exciting future.

“CannonDesign has always been deeply committed to helping Buffalo thrive and this move ensures we’re best positioned to contribute to the city, and the greater region, moving forward,” said Joe Cassata, CannonDesign’s Buffalo Office Practice Leader. “The city’s remarkable recent resurgence positions it for even more development and growth moving forward. Moving downtown puts CannonDesign at the leading-edge of helping Buffalo shape its exciting future.”

While CannonDesign will ultimately occupy 35,000 SF on the mezzanine level of 50 Fountain Plaza next spring, our team will initially move into temporary space in 10 Fountain Plaza starting September. Starting today and while in the temporary space, our in-house workplace strategy and design teams will plan and design our new permanent workplace. CannonDesign is also already redesigning the lobby space at 50 Fountain Plaza. Together, the projects will showcase our ability to transform spaces, and create a hub for the workplace of the future perfectly calibrated to our team’s needs.

“This is about CannonDesign physically moving downtown, but also about moving toward exciting new possibilities for our team, Fountain Plaza, the urban core and the Buffalo region,” explained Michael Tunkey, Principal for CannonDesign. “Our new workplace will be a testament to the innovation, creativity and passion that fuels CannonDesign, and we’ll bring the best minds, resources and design capabilities here from across our global network to move Buffalo toward an even brighter future.”

CannonDesign researched numerous possibilities for its move downtown before selecting 50 Fountain Plaza. The building stood out as the right solution for numerous reasons.

“Moving to 50 Fountain Plaza puts us at the nexus of two important streets in the city: Main and Chippewa, right on the city’s transit line, and in the heart of Buffalo’s business and theater districts,” explained David Carlino, CannonDesign’s Chief Financial Officer. “It’s the perfect home for CannonDesign’s future in Buffalo. We’re thrilled to seize this opportunity.”

Founded in the Buffalo Niagara region with legacy spanning more than a century, CannonDesign has contributed to multiple buildings in the city’s core including the Gates Vascular Institute, Hauptman-Woodward Medical Research Building, Erie County Public Safety Campus, and Guaranty Building. Our team has also led key projects with the City of Buffalo, Buffalo Public Schools, SUNY Buffalo, Canisius College, Buffalo State College, The Martin Group, Freed Maxick and numerous other Buffalo institutions.

In recent years, we also launched the Buffalo Urban Futures Forum, a discussion series focused on advancing and enriching the city’s urban future through exciting, sustainable and equitable development strategies.