In his role, Brian Kowalchuk, AIA, LEED AP, Global Design Director, HDR, has elevated design excellence throughout HDR’s culture, paying special attention to the humanistic, organizational and business issues of design. He has focused his career on spaces and environments that promote, advance and enhance discovery. Collaborating with world-leading research and teaching institutions, he has worked towards developing new paradigms that incorporate research, data and advanced technologies, as well as new ways of working that enhance efficiency, productivity and culture. His work has been honored with numerous AIA Awards, as well as seven prestigious R&D Magazine Laboratory of the Year Awards. Brian 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.