Professional Profile: John Azinaro 2021

John Azinaro

Name: John Azinaro

Title: Technical Director

Company: IA Interior Architects

Location: New York, NY

Birthplace: New York, NY

Education: BS in Architectural Technologies

First job: Office clerk

First job in real estate or allied field: CAD operator for a small architectural firm in New Rochelle, NY

What do you do now and what are you planning for the future? I’m a technical director for the NY office and provide project quality control. I work closely with different project teams throughout various project phases. I plan to continue strengthening my technical skills to accommodate ever-changing building/life-safety codes and building technologies. I also plan on obtaining architectural licensure in more states than I currently have.

How do you unwind from a busy day? Taking a long walk or head to the gym.

Favorite book or author: No favorite book in particular but a recent one that I thoroughly enjoyed is, “The Devil in the White City” by Erik Larson

Favorite movie: The Godfather

Last song/album that you purchased/downloaded? Better Nature album by Silversun Pickups

One word to describe your work environment: Team oriented (Sorry, two words)

Rules to live by in business: Try to learn something new every day. Don’t work in a vacuum.

If you could invite one person to dinner (living or dead, but not related to you) who would it be and where would you go? I’d invite John Lennon to have a beer and dinner at The Dead Rabbit

What is your DREAM job? (something other than your current job) Meteorologist (not on the local news)