Harold Kalman is a heritage specialist and architectural historian based in Victoria, British Columbia. He divides his work time between writing and teaching. He is the author of books and articles for both professional and popular readers. His most recent book is Heritage Planning: Principles and Practice Second Edition (2020), a comprehensive overview of the discipline that has been a focus of his career.
Hal teaches graduate-level courses in heritage conservation (historic preservation) at the University of Hong Kong and the University of Victoria. He recently withdrew from active consulting after 35 years in practice. He remains a principal of Commonwealth Historic Resource Management Ltd. Hal is a member of the Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada. He has served on the boards of many heritage organizations and on community heritage commissions. He received the B.C. Heritage Award in 2006, the Gabrielle Léger Medal for Lifetime Achievement in Heritage Conservation in 2009, and a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Canadian Association of Heritage Professionals in 2015. He is a member of the Order of Canada.