John Woelfling is a partner at Dattner Architects, one of New York City’s leading designers of multi-family residential. John directs much of the firm’s affordable housing portfolio. His work is driven by the belief that architecture should be meaningful to society and sensitive to the environment. His involvement in woodworking, carpentry and construction have instilled in him a passion for the hands-on aspect of the architectural process, as well as a sense for practicality and an understanding of materiality. John leverages his experiences working across project typologies, from education and recreation to healthcare and infrastructure, to inform his leadership on many of the firm’s mixed-use residential projects. He is the principal-in-charge for Prospect Plaza, a multi-phase development that is bringing affordable housing to a former NYCHA site, a multi-site affordable housing and wellness center in the Bronx, and he is leading 425 Grand Concourse – NYC’s largest Passive House affordable housing building. He has lectured on the subjects of affordable housing and sustainability, speaking at the Center for Architecture, AIA NYS, Urban Green and GreenBuild, Forum for Urban Design, and the Re: Imagine Conference. John holds a Bachelor of Architecture from Virginia Tech.