Yuriy B. Zajac is a Registered Architect who brings over twenty-five years of professional experience in architectural design and development, construction management, site and building analysis, construction monitoring and facility inspection. Drawing on his experience, skills and training, Mr. Zajac has performed Property Condition Assessments on all types of real estate property including, but not limited to office buildings, apartment buildings, sports centers and recreational facilities, hotels and motels, warehouse and industrial buildings, parking garages, retail centers and stand-alone stores, shopping malls, nursing homes, manufactured home communities, and self-storage facilities.
When called upon in times of natural disasters, Mr. Zajac also serves as a Building Safety Assessment Evaluator with Emergency Management Agencies. As a volunteer professional, he assesses buildings damaged by tornadoes, floods, hurricanes and severe storms for general condition and overall safety.
Previously, Mr. Zajac served as the Senior Facility Development Specialist with the National Office of the YMCA, having personal involvement in building projects collectively valued at over nine billion dollars in construction throughout the United States, Canada, as well as overseas. Considered an expert in the field of recreational building design and construction, he has written several handbooks and articles for various YMCA and industry trade and professional journals, as well as presented numerous lectures and workshops on the topic.
Prior to his tenure with the YMCA, Mr. Zajac worked in private architectural firms, where his projects covered the full spectrum of construction types. Building in multiple states and three provinces of Canada, his projects included high-end custom residential, office, retail and wholesale, processing and warehousing facilities, wireless communications towers and buildings, and large-scale government installations.
- Registered Architect – State of Illinois
- Building Safety Assessment Evaluator – State of California and the State of Illinois Emergency Management Agency
- AHERA Asbestos Building Inspector – State of Illinois
- Member - Association of Licensed Architects
- International Associate Professional – Royal Architectural Institute of Canada
- Bachelor of Architecture in Building Technology – University of Illinois at Chicago, School of Architecture, Art and Urban Planning