Matthew Dates, PE, was recently promoted to CannonDesign’s business practice leader in the Buffalo office. With over 20 years’ experience, educated as both an architect and engineer, he brings a unique perspective to his clients, colleagues and partners. A structural engineer by trade, Matt has moved from the structural engineering department to project manager on over a dozen local and national projects, to business practice leader in the span of five years.

In this role, Matt will oversee the day-to-day business operations of the office, managing over $16 million in yearly revenue. He is passionate about creating high-performing, integrated teams that can deliver solutions to CannonDesign’s local and national client base. In addition, he is leading the first office move in over 50 years – with almost 200 people relocating to Fountain Plaza in downtown Buffalo.

“There are so many organizations doing great work in Buffalo and we are excited to become a presence in the heart of downtown,” Matt says. “I want this move to be a catalyst for our architects, engineers, and innovators to further engage in our city’s future.”