Nina Ilieva is a register architect and a urbanist, educated both in Europe and USA, founder of non for profit organization ADAPTations, which is focusing on local and international cross-disciplinary networks, reflecting and responding to dynamic cultural and geopolitical transformations happening around the world, and in particular in South Eastern Europe, to broaden our knowledge and understanding in the architecture and urban design field; new alliances forming multi-cultural and cross-disciplinary collaboration redefining how urbanism is perceived, crossing territories historically uncrossed, creating a new framework for rediscovering our profession in the years to come .New spatial /urban typologies emerging from different political, social and ethnic conditions, as well as from different regions and territories. Adaptive strategies stimulating multicultural, social, cultural and economic co existence, creating inclusive, sustainable, more culturally diverse and humane cities.
Nina is currently working in collaborations with urbanists, anthropologists, politician from Europe and USA on developing innovative and sustainable strategies for inclusion and physical and social improvement of the most segregated ethnic Romani group in Europe. She is also developing projects in segregated low income neighborhoods in Brooklyn, NYC, researching and comparing strategies in different geopolitical regions.
Nina is also principle of architectural firm with offices in NYC and Sofia, where her most recent projects were apartment in Sofia Bulgaria, and single residences in Houston, TX . Nina is also working as BIM consultant for architecture and urban design firms in NYC.
Nina Ilieva work was presented and exhibited nationally and internationally such as: Council for European Urbanism in Oslo,Venice Biennale, Institute for Creative Sustainability in Berlin, Sofia Architecture Week in Sofia, New Musem Idea City festival in NYC, Pacific Design center in Los Angeles among others. She was invited as a urbanist -expert at the Council of European Commission round-table discussion about housing and urban policy. Her work was among the selected project from region Europe from the Holcim award for sustainable construction .