Victor Dadras

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Lecturer Continuing and Professional Studies vdadras@pratt.edu 212.647.7199 p Manhattan Campus, Manhattan 2

Current Course Listing (4)

20/FA-PMPD-299-01 Introduction to Healthcare Design - Best Practices, and the Evidence-Based Design Process

20/FA-PMPD-405-01 Downtown Assessments and

20/FA-PMPD-407-01 Creating Downtown/ Main Street Strategy

20/FA-PMPD-740-01 Introduction to the Process of Downtown Revitalization

Education

Education
HARVARD GRADUATE SCHOOL OF DESIGN Cambridge, MA Master of Architecture in Urban Design: June, 1983

NEW YORK INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY Old Westbury, NY Bachelor of Architecture (cum laude); June, 1981

HIGH SCHOOL OF ART AND DESIGN New York, NY
Architecture Major; Regents Diploma (w/honor);1976

Biography

PARTNER PROFILE: Victor Dadras, R.A., NCARB, LEED-AP, EDAC DADRAS ARCHITECTS / Downtown Revitalization Group Victor Dadras is an architect and urban designer with over twenty-five years of diverse experience, most notably in the design of housing, institutional work, Downtown revitalization, Main Street consulting, and planning of communities. He holds a Master of Architecture degree in Urban Design from Harvard University, where he participated in published design and planning studies for the city of Jerusalem, in Israel. He holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree from New York Institute of Technology, where he also served as an adjunct Associate Professor of Architecture from 1983-1999. Prior to becoming a founding partner of DADRAS ARCHITECTS, in 1988, Victor Dadras worked as a designer and project architect on a wide variety of projects in such noted architectural firms as Moshe Safdie & Associates, in Boston; and Ulrich Franzen & Associates, and Perkins Geddis Eastman Architects in New York City. He has also worked as a consulting architect to numerous firms, offering his design and construction expertise to projects for the Japanese Educational Institute; the New York City School Construction Authority; and the Marriott Hotel Corporation, as well as many residential, institutional, and interior design clients. As Partner with Dadras Architects, his Main Street revitalization experience has included both rural / small-town Main Street projects, as well as Urban Neighborhood –Retail Corridor projects: As consulting Architects for the Greene County (NY) Main Street Revitalization Small Grants Program, since 2003; For the last seven years, as the architectural consultants for the City of Yonkers, NY: Lake Avenue Facade program & McLean Avenue Commercial District Revitalization Program. These projects included both building façade projects (56 total), and Main Street "enhanced streetscape design". Dadras also provided architectural consulting services to the Sutphin Blvd. BID (Jamaica, Queens, NYC), for their Façade Improvement Program: 2005-2007. Also, as consulting Architects/Urban Designers to: the Village of Spring Valley, NY; Village of Deposit, NY; Village of Hobart, NY, Village of Stamford, NY, Village of Greenwood Lake, NY, Village of Great Neck, NY, the NYC neighborhood of Douglaston (Queens), NY, and the City of Ogdensburg, NY -for the preparation of their "Main Street Revitalization Strategy" -Study Report and recommendations. Most recently, Dadras Architects have been hired: by the NYC-Department of Small Business Services as Consultants to the Storefront Improvement Program, in NYC, working in 3 different neighborhoods of NYC (Red Hook, Brooklyn, White Plains Road, Bronx, and Hamilton Heights, Harlem): 2005-2008; and by the New York State DHCR- New York Main Street Program, as Consultants for Technical Assistance –in 13 different communities (both rural & urban), throughout New York State: 2006-2009; and again in 2012-2015, for the preparation of Design Guidelines for Education (webinars) for NYS. Victor Dadras has spoken extensively at local, regional, statewide and national urban planning conferences, including statewide Main Street Conferences (NYCOM), and the 2003-thru-2015 NYMSA Main Street Forum, in Liberty, NY and in NYC; The NYS Planning Federation annual Conference, & 2006 APA-State Planning Conference; the LISC Urban Forum, in Miami, 2006; at the Municipal Art Society–2006 Neighborhood Retail Panel discussion, in NYC; at the LISC Urban Forum, in Indianapolis, IN, in 2008; and at the Historic Districts Council (NYC) -Coffee Talk Series, in 2011; and the Vision LI Smart Growth Summit, in 2012 & 2014.