R4! Resilient - Residential, Retrofit and Reconstruction

Monday, August 14, 2017, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM ET

Architects are being asked to understand where and how to build better in the face of mass migration, population growth, resource stress and associated risks posed by natural disasters and climate risk. The AIA and its members are at the forefront of addressing these issues highlighted by a commitment to the New Urban Agenda that aims to provide quality housing to people and communities around the world. Here in the US, we are coming to grips with the transformation of communities and the way we build to ensure a the health, safety and welfare of all. In this webinar Illya Azaroff, AIA will take you through a series of housing projects that directly address risk through resilient adaptation, and beyond code building practices. He will introduce several relevant resources covering residential construction and retrofit to achieve resilient building design and benefit to the stake holders.

Delivering a Sustainable-Resilient building as architects is a minimum requirement of practice in the 21st century. This seminar covers resilient residential retrofit in historic districts (1865 Masonry Town house), building new single family home (#HurricaneStrong home) in an at risk coastal community and dealing with changing flood mapping designations by elevating existing structures (coastal bungalow). These three circumstance and scales of projects will give the attendee information that is relevant to practice around the country and around the globe.

Resources for design and construction, beyond code resilient building practices such as FORTIFIED from IBHS and where to find relevant information tied to each region of the US will be made available through this presentation.

Earn 1 HSW


Learning objectives:

  1. attendees will gain an understanding of how to recognize Resilient and Sustainable building methods that can synthesize and coexist to contribute to a better holistic building
  2. learn where to find and access various resources & best practices for use in their own practice related to resilient residential building and design implantation
  3. attendees will learn about and Gain access to beyond code benefits and measurable material outcomes along with testing results illustrating risk reduction measures for residential building design and construction
  4. attendees will learn how to incorporate resilient best practices in existing residential retrofit projects including those in historic districts and in at risk areas prone to flooding


Illya Azaroff, AIA | Director of Design, +LAB architects + experimentation

Illya Azaroff AIA, principal +LAB Architect PLLC. In NYC, Associate Professor at NYCCT (CUNY), Serves as a subject matter expert to ASPR on the Federal Disaster Recovery Framework, works with ORR - New York City Office of Recovery & Resilience and the Department of City Planning. Awarded the 2014 Young Architects Award, serves on the AIA National Strategic Council. Founding co-chair of DfRR-Design for Risk and Reconstruction and is an instructor with NDTPC-National Disaster Training Preparedness Center. He is a Certified trainer by Cal EMA SAP Safety Assessment Program. His work on resilient buildings and structures is well documented, currently engaged with FLASH - Federal Alliance of Safe Homes, building a demonstration #hurricanestrong home in Queens NY. Prior to New York City he worked in Germany, Italy and Holland. Illya has a Masters in Architecture From Pratt Institute and undergraduate degrees in Geography and Architecture from University of Nebraska Lincoln

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