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Joseph S. Cassata, RA, NCARB


Sustainability is the key to helping our clients face the reality of the ever-changing economic climate. Our goal is to team with our clients and provide them with expertise, direction and the tools to extend the life and use of existing facilities. We believe in promoting informed decision-making and a proactive approach to sustaining the built environment and improving the quality of the user’s experience.

Joe leads both CannonDesign’s Buffalo office and our Facility Optimization Solutions (FOS) team. As leader of our Buffalo office, Joe fosters new community relationships, champions business development, identifies and nurtures talent, and establishes strategic partnerships to help the office thrive. His leadership responsibilities with FOS have him guiding the team in its efforts to help organizations understand and leverage their facility assets to be more efficient, effective and sustainable. Joe launched FOS and has fueled the service line’s growth from a start-up to a major, multi-office practice within CannonDesign that has assessed over 300 million sf of space to date.

With over 30 years of experience as an accomplished project manager, Joe is uniquely qualified to partner with our clients to develop design and facility solutions that position them for success. Joe prides himself on building long-term relationships with our clients across all industries and ensuring their goals and needs are met. He is also a member of the firm’s Board of Directors.