Corporate Thought Leaders

  • Brian Kowalchuk, AIA, LEED APNational Director of Design

    Brian Kowalchuk is inspired by the way science bridges and unites continents and cultures, by both fostering new development and strengthening international ties.

    He is committed to designing facilities that support science, increase productivity, and improve scientific output.

    He feels the architecture itself is of equal importance to functional design, and works to raise the bar on the design of research facilities, taking them to a new level to celebrate the art of discovery.

  • Rachel ParkDirector of Strategic Facilities Planning

    Rachel is a leading expert in the latest workplace trends, planning processes and programming methodologies, specializing in large-scale site and facility planning projects. She creates strategies to align business and design objectives that improve everyday operations, productivity, efficiency, and the individual's well-being. Her specialties include developing personnel, program, and space requirements, establishing occupancy criteria and workspace standards, and developing alternative planning strategies.

  • Allison Arnone, LEED APSenior Facility Planner

    Committed to evidence-based design, Allison is a recognized leader in the latest workplace trends, planning processes, and programming methodologies. Drawing on her extensive experience in workplace research and her knowledge of benchmarking, she interviews key personnel and focus groups to shape planning strategies for the development of innovative and responsive workplaces. She participates in all aspects of the planning process from initial vision and concept design through post-occupancy evaluation, to create intelligent environments that accommodate the wide range of work styles demanded by a changing work force. 

  • Jean Hansen, FIIDA, CID, AAHID, LEED APSustainable Interiors Manager

    As a highly versatile interior designer and planner with more than 25 years of experience, Jean provides expertise in the design of facilities and interiors. Her direction on these projects includes master planning, programming, space planning, interior architecture, sustainability consultancy and research, furniture specifications, and design and project documentation.

    At HDR, Jean is responsible for advancing HDR's sustainability initiatives in project and research work. Her constant focus is to bring sustainable design issues and an integrated design approach to the table, with the full complement of the team and client present for the maximum benefit to the project. Jean advocates that this early participation on the part of all stakeholders enhances the quality of the design and helps realize a greater potential for well-being and health for the building users.