Nick Derr, Assoc. AIA

Client Services Leader
Facility Optimization Solutions (FOS) of CannonDesign

Nick Derr Headshot

Nick bridges the gap across client facility teams, boots-on-the-ground client representatives and their stakeholders. His laser focus—combined with blended experience as a designer, consulting facility planner and software implementation specialist—makes him uniquely qualified to solve even the largest building management challenges.

As a catalyst for change, Nick is responsible for engaging our clients as partners in the total process. He has played a key role over the last decade in propelling FOS from a small, regional team to a major, multi-office practice.

A few clients and collaborators

  • University at Buffalo
  • City of Urbana
  • Salvation Army
  • Perkins School for the Blind
  • University of Cincinnati Health


  • Data-centered programs to facilitate strategic planning
  • Coffee consumption
  • Visualizations


  • Being a third-generation builder
  • His three adorable kids
  • Being able to fix everything he owns