Dominick R. Pilla is an engineer and an architect and founder of DRPILLA. Mr. Pilla has served as Principal-in-Charge of all of the firm’s major projects since the firm’s inception in 1999. As a result of his training and experience as both engineer and architect, he is acutely aware of the issues facing the successful integration of both professions. This distinctive blend of skills and training provides a unique perspective to each project the firm undertakes. Dominick is a hands-on design principal and remains involved throughout the project. He works closely with project managers ensuring that the projects’ goals and client’s needs are met.

Further synthesizing the fields of engineering and architecture, Dominick serves as a Lecturer in the School of Architecture and the School of Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, where he is teaching courses covering topics from basic structural systems to complex concepts in seismic design.

A native New Yorker, Dominick was born in the Bronx and raised in Rockland County. He now lives with his family in Grandview on Hudson. When time allows between his practice and academia, he is an avid skier and enjoys traveling and literature.

Dominick R. Pilla’s CV


New Jersey Institute of Technology
Newark College of Engineering

M.S. 1991
Civil Engineering

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Civil Engineering and Architecture & Planning

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