Beatriz Baldan

Principal Developer / Architect Designer. Before immigrating to the United States to pursue a postgraduate degree in Architecture at Columbia University in New York received her Master degree in architecture form Buenos Aires University and as register architect performed design services for a variety of new construction projects including multifamily housing, meat processing plants and facilities, and specialized unit hospital projects. Responsibilities included programming, design, production of contract drawings and field supervision.

She taught Architectural Design at Buenos Aires University and Industrial Design at La Plata University from 1968-1971. She was team member in several national winning design competitions.

Beatriz Baldan was appointed Officer of Columbia University’s Planning & Construction Office shortly after graduating from the Columbia’s post graduate Architect program in 1973. The experience she gained here set the groundwork for her focus on community development projects that also took into consideration the ideas and concerns of the society and citizens that the project was to serve. Working in this environment also gave her ability to multi-task project management duties, contract maintenance roles, leading the design team, coordinating with consulting engineers, and field supervision in order to successfully bring her projects to spec in an orderly fashion.

After completing her tenure with Columbia University (1973-1983), Beatriz went on to become a consultant to many high profile clients such as the United Nations Development Programme and the New York City Housing, Preservation & Development Corporation for affordable housing (1982-1984). Guided by her innate understanding of community resources and needs, she continued to focus on community and housing development as Development Project Manager for Full Spectrum Building & Development and Skanska USA Building Inc.

Beatriz brings with her a penchant for detail and managing projects to spec for many of the communities she has helped develop, by aiding in the initial site investigation, programming, design development, preparation of construction documents, approval of shop drawings & equipment inspections, field construction, coordination, supervision, contract and construction administration. Her career has developed through the years excelling at all levels of the development process.

Major Projects

Managing Partner – MBD Investments, LLC. Develop and Build single and multi-family homes in the greater Miami area. Generate new development deals that focus on multi-family projects including marketing analysis. Saga Bay 10 LEED and “Energy Star” house project, Managing Member for Beatriz Baldan, LLC – managed construction and design projects in Miami-Dade. PM of Brooklyn Children’s Museum. New construction and renovation of the existing facility valued at $25 million. PM for NYC School Construction Authority Capital Improvement projects valued at $35 million. Various Sites. PM for the New York Housing Partnership/HPD involving the construction of over 61 two family luxury residences valued at $12 million Head Designer and field Supervisor, Cancer Research Center laboratories, including animal floor, labs dishwasher facility, hot viruses room, electron microscope room, at Columbia University, Medical Center & College of Physicians & Surgeons, $65 million Memberships/Recognition

Fellowship by British Council and Buenos Aires University, one year at London England in hospital design 1971 Represented Columbia University, School of Architecture at Health Facilities and Hospital Design Conference in New Orleans Columbia University, Awarded William Kenney Fellowship Environmental Management Services Recognition Award Second Quarter of 2002 ISO 1400 certification for Construction Waste Management Represented Skanska, USA at Environmental Management Services Roundtables in Helsinki and Prague Member of Columbia University Alumnae Association National Association of Professional Women, Named Woman of the year 2014 The international Women’s Leadership Association – Received Leadership Recognition Award 2014 Board of Directors Scenic Florida, Inc., Board Member Foster Care Review, and volunteer panel member.