Dominick R. Pilla

Associate Professor

Phone: 212-650-5235

Email: dominick@drpilla.com

Office: SSA2M16

Website: www.drpilla.com

Educational Credentials :

  • M.S., New Jersey Institute of Technology, 1991
  • B.S., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 1990

Teaching Experience :

  • Associate Professor, City College of New York, CUNY, 2010-present
  • Adjunct Professor, City College of New York, CUNY, 2004-2010
  • Adjunct Professor, Philadelphia College of Textiles and Science, 1997

Professional Experience :

  • Principal, Dominick R. Pilla Associates, PC, Nyack, NY 1999-present
  • Senior Engineer, DeNardis Associates Inc., White Plains, NY 1995-1999
  • Project Engineer, Geiger Engineers, PC, Suffern, NY 1994-1995
  • Project Engineer, M.G. McLaren Engineering, Nyack, NY 1992-1994

Licenses/Registration :

  • Architecture License, New York State, Connecticut, New Jersey
  • Professional Engineer, New York Sate, New Jersey, Connecticut, Vermont, Georgia, Florida, Colorado, Oregon, Washington, Pennsylvania, Texas, Washington DC, Delaware, Hawaii, Massachusetts, South Dakota, Arizona; Civil Engineer: California, Nevada; Structural Engineer: Nevada, Washington, Hawaii

Selected Publications and Recent Research :

  • Pilla, D. & Vaccaro, J. & Wilde, J., “Monitoring the Health of a Building during and after Rehabilitation,” Structure Magazine, 2015.
  • Pilla, D. & Tong, X., “Creating an Opening in Existing Floors,” Structure Magazine, 2013.
  • Pilla, D. & Kaniuczok, M., “Diving In: Steel Helps A Single-Family Home and Pool House Go Swimmingly,” Modern Steel Construction, 2013.
  • Pilla, D. & Tong, X., “Horizontal and Vertical Enlargement of a “Sliver” Building,” Structure Magazine, 2013.
  • Pilla, D. & Tong, X., “Penthouse View: A New Modular Structure Provides an Option for Unused Rooftop Space,” Modern Steel Construction, 2012.
  • Pilla, D. & Tong, X., “An Affordable and Sustainable Building Design in New York City,” Structure Magazine, 2011.
  • Pilla, D. & Tong, X., “Evaluating Historic Structures for Adaptive Re-Use,” Structure Magazine, 2010.

Professional Memberships :

  • American Concrete Institute (ACI)
  • American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC)
  • American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
  • National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES)
  • National Council of Structural Engineers Association (NCSEA)
  • New York Building Congress (NYBC)
  • New York Society of Architects (NYSA)
  • Structural Engineering Council Board (SECB)
  • Structural Engineering Institute (SEI)


  • AES 24303/62401: Elementary Structural Analysis & Behavior
  • AES 36402/74401: Introduction to Design of Steel and Concrete Structures
  • ARCH 35401/73400: Introduction to Design of Timber and Masonry Structures
  • ARCH 51450/63206: Structural Anatomy of Buildings