Houston 2020 Visions

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Houston 2020 Visions Jury

Bob Berkebile, FAIA, will chair the Houston 2020 Visions jury committee. Bob is principal emeritus of Kansas City-based BNIM, an extraordinary architecture firm where he has been involved with many post-disaster rebuilding efforts, leading communities towards resilient, regenerative and sustainable design solutions. In 2009, Bob received a Heinz Award from Theresa Heinz and the Heinz Family Foundation for his role in promoting green building design and for his commitment and action towards restoring social, economic and environmental vitality to America’s communities through sustainable architecture and planning.

Illya Azaroff, AIA, is the founder of +LAB Architects in New York City. A recognized expert in resilient planning, design and implementation, Azaroff works with city and federal agencies on all aspects of resilience. He helped found and chair the AIA New York chapter’s Design for Risk and Reconstruction Committee and played a key role in the Post-Sandy Initiative Report, a compilation of best practices for resilience-based approaches to topics such as housing, commercial structures, waterfronts, transportation, and zoning and codes.

Jeff Hebert is a partner at HR&A Advisors. Hebert is a national expert in the areas of resiliency, redevelopment, equitable and inclusionary growth, and economic development. Previously, he served as New Orleans’s first Chief Resilience Officer, leading the Office of Resilience and Sustainability to develop the city’s first climate action strategy and the award winning Resilient NOLA comprehensive resilience strategy for the city.

Elissa Hoagland Izmailyan is the senior director of community and economic development at Trinity Park Conservancy in Dallas, Texas. Previously, she served as the managing principal of HR&A Advisors Texas office. She managed projects such as creating an economic development strategy for San Antonio’s Eastside, a 21-square mile federally-designated Promise Zone, and developing a business plan to support significant capital investment in the 4,000-acre Shelby Farms Park in Memphis.

Jaime E. Sobrino, AIA, is vice president and director of operations at LEO A DALY in West Palm Beach, Florida. He has held numerous management roles in the architecture-engineering industry and been recognized with the H. Samuel Kruse Silver Medal by the Miami Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the Anthony L. Pullara Individual Honor Award by AIA Florida for his outstanding initiatives and support to AIA Puerto Rico & AIA U.S. Virgin Islands chapters in the aftermath of hurricanes Irma and Maria.