City of Boston selects FOS of CannonDesign for citywide facility assessment contract

City of Boston Selects FOS of CannonDesign for Citywide Facility Assessment Contract

April 9, 2024

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The City of Boston’s Public Facilities Department has awarded a citywide Facilities Condition Assessment (FCA) contract to CannonDesign and its Facility Optimization Solutions (FOS) team. The FOS team will assess many civic buildings for the city including community centers, libraries, fire stations, theaters, recreation spaces, municipal and administrative buildings and more.

CannonDesign has a longstanding 40+ year relationship with the City of Boston and several of its leading colleges and universities, health systems, research organizations and beyond that underlie this exciting new opportunity. The design firm is proudly helping Boston shape an even brighter future.

“Boston is such a remarkable city and special place to CannonDesign. It’s an honor to be selected by the city to help assess their real estate and empower their future decision making,” said Joe Cassata, President of FOS of CannonDesign.


  • We're excited to work with FOS of CannonDesign and our partners at Property Management on the Citywide Facilities Condition Assessment. Their qualifications prove they will be able to develop robust recommendations and datasets to support capital planning for the City of Boston.

    Kerrie Griffin Director, City of Boston

Ranked #1 for facility related services by an architecture firm per World Architecture 100, FOS is a trailblazer in empowering clients to understand, track, assess and make data-driven decisions related to their real estate. FOS has performed over a billion square feet of facility condition assessments, and offers an FCA and capital planning software platform called FOScore® to enable data collection, cost analysis and forecasting, planning and reporting.

This contract comes at a pivotal moment for the City of Boston’s facility management workforce. Widely recognized as the cultural and financial center of the New England Region, Boston has recently hired a new director of public works and shifted its focus to next-generation, data-driven facility planning. The city’s five-year vision includes ambitious goals and strategic initiatives that will position Boston as a global leader in successful large-city facility and real estate planning.