Brian Helfer, Assoc. AIA

Associate Director

Brian Helfer, Jr is currently an architectural designer at Hord Coplan Macht, adjunct professor at Morgan State University, and has previously sat on the AIA Baltimore and AIA Maryland boards as student liaison. Brian was born and raised in Baltimore City, originally from Hampden, earned his undergraduate architecture degree from Morgan State University, and his Master of Architecture degree from Washington University in St Louis. Brian began his involvement in the architecture community through leadership positions in AIAS and found a passion for community engagement after completing the AIA Baltimore CivicLAB, class of 2019. Brian has been an active member at all levels of AIA including local committee and event planning, and state and national level policy advocacy.

Board members

Laura Wheaton, AIA


Martina Reilly, AIA


Ryan Jordan Pfarr, AIA


Madhuri Subramaniam, AIA


Lori Lessem, AIA


Lee Hyden, AIA


Gabriel Kroiz, AIA


Martin Marren, AIA

Director & Bmore NOMA Liaison

Melanie Ray, AIA


Trey Shamer, AIA

Associate Director

Brian Helfer, Assoc. AIA

Allied Liaison

Gustavo Tover

AIAS Liaison

Devin Parker

NOMAS Liaison

Matthew Watkins

Fellows Liaison

Suzanne Frasier, FAIA

Fellows Liaison

Tom Liebel, FAIA

Executive Director

Lauren Bostic Hill