Rezarta Pilafi

Rezarta Pilafi

New York, NY, US




NYC Department of Buildings: NYC Development Hub, New York, NY, US, Assistant Plan Examiner

Feb 2016 - current

Rafael Viñoly Architects, New York, Architect and translator

Development and translation of technical documentation for the competition project “Headquarters for Magnit” in Krasnodar, Russia. Translation from English to Russian and the opposite.
Working close with the work team for the preparation phase of project presentation.

Sep 2015 - Oct 2015

Regional Directorate of National Culture, Berat, AL, Specialist for the Historic Center Management (UNESCO)

Designed and implemented conservation/ restoration projects. Conducted every stage of the
design process, including schematics, budgeting, design, documentation and contractor services. Developed strategic proposals for the management of the Historic Center.
Prepared the annual report to UNESCO, including documentation for 400+ cultural monuments.
Supervised implementation of restoration work on the Iconographic Museum, Ethnographic Museum of Berat, and an 18th-century Ottoman bridge.

Apr 2014 - Aug 2015

Project REVATO – EU Project, Berat, AL, Researcher and Architect

Prepared the technical part of the project. Researching on site and collecting documentation for more than 400 historic landmarks into the historic center of the Berat city.
Design of the restoration project of the seven historic landmarks.

Nov 2011 - Jun 2014

Regional Directorate of National Culture, Berat, AL, Head of Preservation Department of Historic-Cultural Monuments

Designed and implemented preservation work for the 6 landmarked buildings of the historical district.
Directed a team of 12 restoration specialists to support the maintenance process of the cultural monuments; supervised 400+ monuments, maintaining and restoring them according to UNESCO regulations.
Designed the project for restoration and revitalization of the city’s former market into a new shopping center.

Apr 2013 - Mar 2014

Regional Directorate of National Culture, Berat, AL, Architect, Department of Architecture, Art and Archeology

Designed and developed the restoration and conservation project for the Gorica Bridge, the largest bridge in the city of Berat and a 1st-category monument.
Developed and managed a database of 145 landmarks for the National Register of Historic Places, with
detailed descriptions and photographs.
Designed a restoration project and supervised its implementation of a house in 1st-category historic building.

Jul 2011 - Mar 2013

UNDP- Albania (Project-Redesign of Ethnographic Pavilion in National Hictoric Museum, Tirana), Tirana, AL, Architect

Redesigned the presentation of historic cities in the Ethnographic Pavilion, a part of the Historic Museum, with the support of UNDP; prepared 32.8-inch project design for presentation

Oct 2010 - Jun 2011

Berat City Municipality (Urban Planning Department,), Berat, AL, Architect

Developed architectural projects for the city; part of the a team of 6 architects and engineers that
managed the designation, documentation, and site supervision, and archived city buildings records.
Designed of the reassessment of the Central Park of the city of Berat.

Jun 2009 - Oct 2009


Voronezh State University of Architecture and Civil Engineering, Voronezh, Russia, MArch, Theory of Urban and Regional Planning

Mar 2008 - Jul 2010

Voronezh State University of Architecture and Civil Engineering, Voronezh, Russia, BArch, Bachelor’s in Architecture

Sep 2003 - Feb 2008

Areas of Specialization