Director of Design Strategy, NYC Department of Housing Preservation & Development
Brian Baldor is an architect who has worked in affordable housing for more than ten years. He is the Executive Director of New Construction Design Review at the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) Division of Building and Land Development Services (BLDS). He has been deeply involved in the establishment of the current design standards for affordable housing in New York City, and has participated in numerous policy initiatives, including basement legalization, modular construction, shared housing, and the Big Ideas for Small Lots design competition (in conjunction with AIA NY), as well as design evaluation of competitive RFP proposals. Brian has taught housing and urban design at Columbia, NYIT, and Rutgers Universities. He is a LEED AP and a Certified Passive House Designer.