Director of Specifications, Principal, HOK
Steven Danielpour is firmwide Director of Specifications, Principal at HOK and is based in HOK’s New York City office, with more than 35 years of technical experience in architectural design documentation. In his role, he oversees firmwide specifications initiatives, sets technical policy, conducts product research, and authors technical documents to ensure high quality design and technical project delivery. Steven heads HOK’s Specifications Taskforce and is a member of HOK's Technical and Building Enclosure Knowledge Boards. He employs technical oversight on projects from inception to completion, including materials research, technical documentation, QA/QC review, contract administration, sustainable design strategies and implementation, leadership in environmental energy design (LEED), technical training, mentoring, and facilitation. Steven teaches Specifications Courses to architects and engineers required to maintain licensing. He conducts CDT training for the Manhattan Chapter of the CSI, and has lectured at Archispec, SpArc, D+D Summits, and Zach's World of Facades. As a Large Firm representative of the first AIA Provider's Council for Continuing Education, Steven helped set the policy for AIA Continuing Education.