Transforming Care for a Complex, Vulnerable Population
After completing facility assessments of more than 10 million sf, we helped prepare the state of Texas to evolve its approach to mental health facilities.
Joe Cassata, a licensed architect at CannonDesign, has worked with facility owners and managers across North America for more than 30 years. He recognized their abundance of challenges: aging buildings, constricted budgets and skyrocketing emergency maintenance costs. He saw a need to help this group better identify what they own, what condition their facility assets were in, and how best to use this data to plan for their future. Thus, CannonDesign’s Facility Optimization Solutions (FOS) group was born. Over the course of 10 years, FOS has grown from a small team of two to a major, multi-office practice within CannonDesign — one of the largest integrated design firms in the world.
Today, FOS has assessed over 375 million square feet of space, performed work in every major market sector, and conducted business across the U.S and Canada. In 2019, we were recognized as a global leader in the World Architecture 100 report as the #2 Facility Optimization Solutions firm globally and #1 in the U.S. As part of CannonDesign’s integrated service package, FOS plays a key role in the firm’s ability to provide complete building solutions for every client.Meet our leadership