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Illya Azaroff
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Illya Azaroff
Illya Azaroff, FAIA
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Resilience and Sustainability, Building science and community design


Illya Azaroff, FAIA, founding principal +LAB architect PLLC and Assoc. Professor, New York City College of Technology (CUNY), a leader in disaster mitigation, resilient planning strategies and design with more than 25 years experience. He consults with design teams across the US and the world. Currently, he is working with the city of Houston on Vision 2020, Puerto Rico, USVI, Kalinago first people of the Island of Dominica, Hau’ula community in Hawai’I and the City of Oakland Park Florida. He recently worked with FEMA/ANCR on developing community resilience benchmarks well as with the City of New York on the 2019 Hazard Mitigation Plan. Prior he served as a Technical Advisor to ASPR-Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response informing the NDFR-National Disaster Recovery Framework. His guidance is evident in NYC The Department of City Planning – Housing Retrofit Guidelines, FLASH – Federal Alliance for Safe Homes, Resilient Housing Guidelines and Enterprise Community Partners Multi-Family Resilient Strategies and can be found via TEDx, We are not Alone. He served as a subject mater expert with the Rockefeller Foundation 100 Resilient Cities and his studio recently completed a new All-hazard home in Breezy Point New York #Hurricanestrong, featured in the AIA National; film challenge. He is a recipient of several awards including the 2018 Delgaudio Award from AIA New York State and the AIA Young Architect Award ’14. Illya is a founding co-chair of the DfRR Design for Risk and Reconstruction committee, contributing to the 3rd edition of the AIA Disaster Assistance Handbook. He is an instructor with NDTPC-National Disaster Training Preparedness Center in Hawaii and is certified trainer for CalEMA post disaster assessment (SAP). Illya recently served on the AIA National Strategic Council 2016-2018. Illya received a BA in Geography and a BSAS in Architecture from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln and a BArch and MArch from Pratt Institute, New York. Prior to coming to New York Illya worked in Berlin Germany and Milan Italy.

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ARCH3612 Design VI, S2020

ARCH3612 Design VI, S2020

Course Description: This is an advanced design studio where the significance of public housing will be examined. The studio will research, evaluate analyze and investigate multi-family housing and urban redevelopment, and propose an exploratory approach to the planning and delivery of housing. The final project will consist of designing high density mixed –use housing and public space with community amenities.

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