Brett Balzer, AIA LEED AP


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As founding partner at Balzer and Tuck Architecture, Brett Balzer has more than 25 years experience designing, managing, and leading residential, institutional and commercial projects.

Early in his career, Brett set out to learn at firms with multiple project types and sizes. One prerequisite: they had to be doing the highest quality of work. Surrounding himself with experts at every step, he spent several years working as part of teams at Bohlin Cywinski Jackson, Avinash K. Malhotra Architects and Einhorn Yaffee Prescott, among others.

In 2002 he brought that rich background to his own firm and hit the ground running. His drive as an entrepreneur, paired with a genuine connection with homeowners and developers, has created a winning culture for Balzer and Tuck. Whether it’s his proven track record in delivering designs that meet a proforma, or the trust he forms with residential clients around their kitchen table, Brett measures success one relationship at a time.

His work ranges from modern to adaptive reuse, high-end custom residences to large-scale mixed-use development, and spans a multitude of design styles and clientele. In fact, his ability to effectively span time and blend styles has become a sought-after skill, as he brings a timeless quality to even the most architecturally-defined communities.

Brett is a 2010 alumnus of the Leadership Saratoga program and a 2011 recipient of the Albany Business Review’s 40 under 40 award. He has participated in numerous award panels for AIA and served as a guest critic for student programs. He is the past president and vice president of the Board of Directors for Wellspring (formerly Domestic Violence and Rape Crisis Services of Saratoga County). Brett is committed to the firm’s success and is an active member of the Chief Executive Network, where he discusses business challenges and opportunities with his architectural peers from across the country.

Brett received his Bachelor’s of Architecture at the New York Institute of Technology and is a licensed architect in New York and Texas.  He earned his LEED AP in 2009.

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