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Brian Kaplan

Skidmore Owings & Merrill LLP
Associate Director
As the technical practice leader of SOM’s interior design studio, Brian Kaplan is responsible for the firm's dedication to quality in design, documentation, process and performance. Through continued advocacy for sustainability across and beyond the design community, he reinforces the role architects and designers play in improving the health and wellbeing of the occupants of the buildings and spaces they create. He dedicates his time to educating staff, students and colleagues about making decisions that include building occupants and space users in addition to traditional performance criteria.

Brian’s work has been published in Metropolis, Elle Decor, Contract, Interior Design and Architectural Record. Project awards include AIA-NY merit awards and Mexico’s highest sustainability honor. He was recently recognized with the 2017 Service Award from Urban Green, the USGBC’s New York Chapter.