Illya Azaroff

NYC College of Technology, +Lab for experimentation

Illya Azaroff, AIA, 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.

Illya is a founding co-chair of the DfRRDesign 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).