September 30, 2019

Peter McCarthy Named to Business First Buffalo’s 2019 40 Under 40 List

We are thrilled to share Peter McCarthy has been named to Business First Buffalo’s 2019 40 Under 40 list published earlier this week. Since joining CannonDesign, Peter has been a distinguished leader for the firm and its Buffalo office by numerous measures.

“We’re so grateful for Peter’s contributions to CannonDesign and the City of Buffalo” expressed Joe Cassata, CannonDesign’s Buffalo Office Practice Leader. “Day in and day out, Peter goes above and beyond to help his clients, our staff and local community organizations achieve their full potential. He is a dynamic leader with pride and passion for his work and the kind of person you want on your team.”

As a vice president for CannonDesign, Peter helps lead our organization on numerous fronts, including:

  • As our Buffalo Office’s Architecture Department Leader, Peter consistently delivers valuable and award-winning project work including Onondaga Community College’s New School of Music and Performing Arts, the Mattamy National Cycling Center (a key venue for the 2015 Pan American Games), Niagara County Community College’s Niagara Falls Culinary Institute, Sabanci University Nanotechnology Research and Application Center, and University at Buffalo’s Heart of the Campus, One World Café project currently underway.
  • He is the founder of the Buffalo Office’s Emerge Group, which develops initiatives to support advancement and mentoring opportunities for young professionals. He is also a key member of the firm’s employee engagement team, which works to actively foster a healthy and supportive workplace environment. He is also a tireless mentor for young architects in our firm.
  • A staunch advocate for community organizations, Peter is an active volunteer and both the Secretary and Chair of the Design Committee for the Chippewa Alliance, an organization committed to ensuring long-term vitality for Buffalo’s Chippewa District business and residential community. He is also an avid volunteer and supporter of Families of FANA, a support network of over 400 families who have completed or are in process of completing an adoption through FANA, a private orphanage in Bogota Colombia. He also serves on the organizing committee for our annual Community Service Day.
  • Peter was named Young Architect of the Year in 2014 by the Western New York AIA and is also a graduate of the Leadership in Buffalo, Rising Leaders class of 2015. He is also on the Steering Committee for our Buffalo Urban Futures Forum series focused on enriching Buffalo’s urban center for future generations.

Peter will be formally recognized during a luncheon on Nov. 22 in Buffalo.