Director Illya Azaroff, AIA and +LAB research presentations

2013  Founder of AIA Regional Working Group, Newark, NJ
2011-2013 Founder & Co-Chair - The Design for Risk and Reconstruction Committee (DfRR) AIANY, NYC.
2011-2013 Regional Director for the AIA National Young Architects Forum (YAF) for New York


  • Speaker, TEDx NYIT “We Are Not Alone, Meta-Resiliency”, NYC Oct.10, 2013
  • Trainer, HURRIPLAN – National Disaster Preparedness Training Center (NDTPC), Pratt Institute Feb/April/Sept. 2013
  • Speaker, AIA Regional Working Group – The Effect on the URBAN, NJIT Newark NJ, July 9, 2013
  • Speaker, Resilience, Adaptation, Mitigation, and Planning RAMP, Pratt Institute Summer Program 2013
  • Contributing Author, Platform for the Future of the City AIA NY 2013
  • Presentation, AIA National Convention – Designing for Risk in the 21st Century, Denver CO, June 2013
  • Speaker, Design for Flood Risk – Department of City Planning (DCP), Center for Architecture, NYC June 17, 2013
  • Presenter, Resilience Round Table Series, Municipal Art Society NYC, Jan-June 2013
  • Azaroff, I., Brown, L.J. Spring 2013) Sandy’s Watery Wake-up Call, Oculus Spring 2013
  • Speaker, Designing for Disaster, Current Issues Lecture Series, School of Visual Arts (SVA), NYC Feb. 20, 2013
  • Speaker, NYC’s Post-Sandy Recovery: How’re We Doin? DfRR Event, Center for Architecture, NYC Feb. 13, 2013


  • Speaker, After Disaster: How Does NYC Plan to Recover?  DfRR Event, Center for Architecture, NYC Oct. 21, 2012
  • UN-Competition Design Award, H.I.B.A.-tat Disaster Relief Module, 2012
  • Presenter, Future Now Summit, Center for Architecture, NYC Sept. 22, 2012
  • Speaker, Brooklyn Under Water: Confronting a Landscape of Risk, Kingsborough Community College CUNY, Sept. 12, 2012
  • Speaker, Trends in Response to Natural Disasters: Adaptation by Design, AIA New York, April 22, 2012
  • Organizer & Presenter, “Freeboard” Design Charrette, NYC City Planning and DOB, Center for Architecture NYC, March 2012
  • Speaker, DDC Talks, Toward a Risk Resilient City, Laguardia Community College CUNY, Queens, NY March 14, 2012


  • AIANY presidential advisory panel appointee for 2012 president elect Joe Alliota, AIA NYC
  • Speaker/Mentor, Emerging New York Architects Speed mentoring event, Jan. 10, 2011 at the Center for Architecture
  • Panelist, Win, Lose or Draw, Emerging New York Architects lecture series, March 22nd 2011, Center for Architecture
  • Paper presentation, This Will Kill That…..Exploring New Design Topics and Architecture Typologies arising from the ongoing Technology
  • Revolution Design Principles and Practices conference Rome Italy, Feb 2-4, 2011
  • Session Topic Moderator – Real, Surreal or Super-real - Seeking imperfection in the digital age, ACSA  Annual Meeting Montreal Canada, March 3-7, 2011
  • Installation Essentials of Flor part 2, Kristi Spessard Dance, at Mabou Mines Suite residency, TorNaDa Theater, New York


  • Moderator 2014 Brazil World Cup Architecture Summit, Nov. 18-19, 2010, New York
  • Speaker/Presenter, Black lines on white paper, NOMA conference at MIT , Boston MA. Oct. 6-7, 2010
  • Invited Juror Governor’s Island City of Dreams Pavilion competition, ENYA – Emerging New York Young Architects 2010
  • Azaroff, I., Marinic, G. (June 2010)  Enabling Emergence: Realizing a Design-Build Environment, Design Principles & Practices: An International
  • Journal,  Common Ground Publishing, Champaign, IL
  • Associate Editor for the June 2010  volume of Design Principles and Practices: An International Journal.
  • Research work displayed ASCA 98th annual National conference, March 3-6 2010. New Orleans, LA. 

Various Dates  

  • NEA-National Endowment of the Arts, Selected think tank participant, Design Literacy Retreat, Nov. 2, 2009.  Recognized as a leader in the field of Architecture and education by the NEA.
  • 2009      Appointed to Think Tank: Brainstorming the future of Swiss design, by Swiss Government, May ’09.  Recognized as a leader in the field of architecture and design by the Swiss government.
  • 2009-11    Advisory board d3 Architecture gallery and publishing, New York.
  • 2009    Invited design industry leader A D Chicago Coverings Show April 21 through fulcrum magazine.
  • 2011-12 Appointed to Exhibition Committee for the Center for Architecture, served as co-chair (08-09).
  • 2008-09    Advisory Board Fulcrum design magazine, Hachette publishing, New York
  • 2007-09     Elected Vice President of Design Excellence, board of directors AIA New York Chapter and center for architecture.
  • Invited Juror SARA Society of American Registered Architects NY Design Awards, Spring 2009
  • Speaker/Moderator for Brazilian Architect Ruy Otake, Center for Architecture November 5th, 2009.
  • Speaker/Moderator for Swiss Architect Matthias Kohler, Kohler-Gramazio Architects, Center for Architecture  Sept. 10, 2009.
  • Speaker/Moderator for Swiss Architect Quintus Miller, Miller-Maranta Architects, Center for Architecture, Fall 2008.
  • Invited speaker, NBAU - Not Business as Usual, Design Awards and your Practice, AIANY, May 6, 2009
  • 2009    Recipient of CUE Teaching Fellow, John J. Collaborative Knowledge Grant
  • Work included as part of Theatrical Space exhibition, Center Gallery at Lincoln Center, Oct. – Nov. 2009
  • Creator and Curator, Design Excellence Roundtable, AIA Center for Architecture 2009
  • Research work displayed -ASCA southeast regional conference. Savannah GA. “Architecture as a thing of Art”, November 2009
  • Article, Book in Review: Geologics: Geography, Information, Architecture by V. Gaullart, Oculus magazine Winter ’09 I. Azaroff
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