Ilia’s interests lie in designing urban public spaces with a focus on climate change resilient infrastructure. Having grown up in the Bay Area, he is passionate about bringing positive changes to his local community. His prior professional experience has allowed him to work on a variety of projects in New York, China, the Middle East and Pacific Northwest. Before joining CMG, Ilia researched climate change resilient cities in Scandinavia under the Frederick Dreer travel grant. In his free time he can be found exploring the striking California landscapes which inspire his work.