Brian Kowalchuk, AIA, LEED AP, Director of Design, HDR, is the firm’s senior vice president, board member and global design director. For more than 35 years, Brian has specialized in turning clients' visions into exceptional architecture, collaborating with leaders of global science and technology organizations, helping them articulate their goals, and following through with designs that bring their missions to life. His designs increase efficiencies and promote productivity within inspiring places where people want to be--often reinventing long-held building paradigms.
Brian is well-known for his attention to the comprehensive infusion of guiding principles throughout a project and his commitment to design excellence. He is a frequent guest speaker, panelist and design juror for various organizations including Tradeline, the Eagleson Institute, the International Association of Science Parks, and R&D Magazine. He has received numerous AIA Awards, as well as seven prestigious R&D Magazine Laboratory of the Year Awards. His work has been featured in a wide range of professional journals, including Architecture Magazine, Interior Design Magazine, Contract, R&D Magazine, BioExecutive and Fast Company.