Paulo Faria Promoted to Civic Principal of HDR’s New York Architecture Practice

Paulo Faria
Paulo Faria

Paulo Faria has been named civic principal of HDR's New York architecture practice. In his new role, Faria will collaborate with civic sector leaders, design principals and project managers to grow a multidisciplinary architecture practice and strengthen client relationships in New York and the surrounding area. This will include promoting building services in a diverse series of typologies while maintaining focus on transportation architecture and aspirational design for public infrastructure.

“I’m excited to create partnerships within HDR to develop sustainable and inspiring private and public structures while continuing my focus in a connected and activated urban realm,” Faria said. “After spending the last decade focused on transportation and public works, reconnecting with diverse clients and programs in sectors like arts, entertainment, culture and the workplace excites me. Learning about history, people and places and how they inform the design of buildings and products is what I find most interesting about architecture.”

Faria has spent most of his career working in diverse typologies and complex buildings around the world — including Canada, Brazil, Qatar and the United Kingdom — with many different modes of transportation such as aviation, transit and roads. The solar reflector at Fulton Center in downtown Manhattan, the pedestrian wayfinding program for New York City and the interior spaces for the Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center at Rensselaer Polytechnic in Troy, New York are a few New York-based projects he’s most proud of. Faria is a member of the Urban Design Forum and a registered architect in Brazil.

“Faria has been a trusted advisor on civic and urban planning projects for over 22 years,” said Dan Lutz, HDR's managing principal of architecture practice in New York City. “His client-focused design leadership and depth of expertise make him uniquely qualified to expand our civic architecture practice in New York.”