Robert Garra Jr, PE, DBIA

Principal, Engineering Co-Director

Rob Garra Headshot

Rob leads a team of talented and extremely curious engineers who are constantly striving to create, innovate and break the boundaries of what is considered “typical” or “expected” in the engineering field.

Rob has an incredible ability to decipher a client’s complex needs and translate them into cohesive, tangible and enduring solutions. He specializes in bringing multidisciplinary teams of engineers, architects and other specialty services together to solve some of the most pressing challenges organizations are facing today. Rob is constantly thinking about what the future of engineering looks like—from equity and inclusion to technology and sustainability—and often speaks and writes about these topics within the industry.

A few clients and collaborators

  • Bayhealth Hospital
  • Kaiser Permanente


  • Smart building solutions
  • Design-build
  • Dad jokes


  • His two young sons
  • The success of CannonDesign’s engineering practice
  • Mentoring engineers just starting their careers