Joe Cassata, RA, NCARB

Principal, Facility Optimization Solutions (FOS) of CannonDesign President

Joe Cassata headshot

At the intersection of every project, Joe pushes his team down the right path. He strives to tilt the status quo, solving problems and helping our clients be successful at planning, managing and maintaining their facilities. By connecting the dots, Joe and his team bring people and ideas together in a way that was not previously feasible—all while delivering tools to create and enhance these connections.

Leading the FOS practice, Joe affects change through his experience as a facilities architect, project manager and firm principal. He effortlessly combines expertise in facilities management, capital planning, software solutions, project documentation, organization and contract administration, spanning all markets.

A few clients and collaborators

  • Allegheny Health Network
  • Denver Public Schools
  • County of Los Angeles
  • City of Sacramento
  • University of Illinois


  • Live music
  • Airport travel knowledge
  • Building a dynamic team


  • Entrepreneurship that led to founding FOS
  • His family
  • Having tried out for the Buffalo Bills football team

Thinks about