Urban Council

Sergey Kuznetsov

Chairman of the Skolkovo Foundation Urban Council, Chief Architect of Moscow, the first deputy chairman of the Committee for Architecture and Urban Planning of Moscow

Sergey Kuznetsov

Chairman of the Skolkovo Foundation Urban Council, Chief Architect of Moscow, the first deputy chairman of the Committee for Architecture and Urban Planning of Moscow

Was born in 1977 in Moscow. In 1995-2001 studied at Moscow Architectural Institute. In the course of his study, he has founded his first designing company; successful development of this company as well as long cooperation with Sergey Tchoban in a range of projects in Russia and foreign countries provided a basis for foundation of a bureau "SPEECH Tchoban & Kuznetsov" in 2006 where he is a managing partner. Leading Russian architectural magazine "Project Russia" included Sergey Kuznetsov to the number of the most successful and promising young architects of our country having noted that he is combing artistic talent and remarkable managerial skills that have helped him to pass the way from the foundation of his own bureau to leadership in one of major Russian architectural companies in short time. Sergey Kuznetsov is a member of the Skolkovo Foundation Architectural Board.

In August 2012 Sergey Kuznetsov was appointed to the position of Moscow Chief Architect.

The most bright and significant works of Sergey Kuznetsov include the following projects accomplished in Moscow: sport complex at the School for Cooperation on Taganka, office building on Leninskiy Prospekt , residential house Granatny 6, and multifunctional complex on Ozerkovskaya Naberezhnaya, residential complex “Grunevald” and some projects in Kazan (Palace of water sports by Universiade-2013) and in Sochi (Multi-Media-Moll by Olimpic games-2014) as well. Among projects that are in realization process there are a large residential district in Moscow region housing estate “V lesu” and a planning project of the district “Juzhny” (D-1) of the innovation center “Skolkovo”.

In 2010 Sergey Kuznetsov became the co-author of the project and design of Russian pavilion in XII Architecture Biennale in Venice. And in 2012 at XIII Architecture Biennale in Venice he became a co-curator of the exposition “i-city/i-land”, dedicated to Skolkovo Innovation center project that was awarded with the special prize (special mention).

Boris Bernaskoni

Chief of "Bernaskoni" bureau

Boris Bernaskoni

Chief of "Bernaskoni" bureau

В 2000 году окончил Московский архитектурный институт, кафедру жилых и общественных зданий. С 2003 года преподавал в МАРХИ на кафедре градостроительства. Победитель международного конкурса на проект нового здания музея в городе Пермь. Куратор нескольких международных выставок архитектуры и дизайна. Многократный участник Биеннале архитектуры в Венеции, а также других международных выставок. Обладатель многочисленных международных и российских наград. Автор градостроительной концепции «4Е». Создатель инновационных зданий ГИПЕРКУБ и MATREX в Сколково.

Kirill Zavrazhin

Chief Architect of Odintsovskij region

Kirill Zavrazhin

Chief Architect of Odintsovskij region

Кирилл Завражин родился в Москве в 1975 году.

В 1999 году окончил Московский архитектурный институт по специальности «архитектор». Во время учебы в вузе был награжден стипендией президента России. Стажировался в Кентском университете (г. Кентербери, Великобритания). Получил ученую степень магистра архитектуры в Архитектурной ассоциации в Лондоне. Занимался практической деятельностью и научной работой в Лаборатории диагностики памятников архитектуры Московского Кремля.

С 2002 по 2006 год работал как независимый архитектор.

В 2006 году возглавил российское представительство архитектурного бюро RMJM, на тот момент — крупнейшего в мире. Под его руководством разработаны проекты «Охта-центр» в Санкт-Петербурге и «Эволюция» в Москва-Сити.

С 2008 по 2010 год руководил представительством компании во Владивостоке, работая над проектами гостиниц Hyatt, мастер-планами дальневосточной игорной зоны и острова Русский, а также гостевыми маршрутами к саммиту АТЭС-2012.

С 2010 по 2014 год — руководитель департамента управления проектирования в девелоперской компании KR Properties. Под его руководством реализованы проекты реконструкций бывших комплексов промышленных зданий, проведено благоустройство деловых кварталов Красная Роза и Даниловская мануфактура.

Pierre de Meuron

Co-founder of H&DM Bureau, winner of the Pritzker Prize

Pierre de Meuron

Co-founder of H&DM Bureau, winner of the Pritzker Prize

Born on May 8, 1950 - in Zurich.

In 1975, he graduated from the Polytechnic Institute of Zurich (ETH Zurich), and after apprenticeship at Aldo Rossi, he founded his own architectural workshop, which since 1997 has been known as “Herzog & de Meuron”.

Since 1994, he has lectured at Harvard University.

His greatest success was the design of the Tate Modern Gallery in London (2000), which earned him the Prittskerovsky Award.

Jean Pistre

Head of the French architectural bureau Valode&Pistre

Jean Pistre

Head of the French architectural bureau Valode&Pistre

Mr. Pistre graduated from the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in 1974.

In 1980, together with Denis Valode, he co-founded an architectural firm.

In 1990 - the Musée d’Art Contemporain at Bordeaux and the Fonderie du Bélier.

In 1992 - the L'Oreal factory in Aulnay-sous-Bois.

Other projects of the bureau include the headquarters of large companies such as Air France, Renault, Gaz de France, French branches of Shell, Johnson & Johnson.

Michel Desvigne

Managing Director at Michel Desvigne Paysagiste, City Curator

Michel Desvigne

Managing Director at Michel Desvigne Paysagiste, City Curator

Michel Desvigne is a landscape architect internationally renowned for his rigorous and contemporary designs and for the originality and relevance of his research work. He has developed projects in more than twenty-five countries, where his work helps in highlighting the landscapes and rendering them visible, in understanding the mechanisms at work giving them form, and in acting upon these mechanisms in order to transform the landscapes and imbue them with meaning.

Among Michel Desvigne’s most renowned awards are 2019 AIA Honor Award and 2017 ILASLA Award for Detroit East Riverfront Framework Plan (US), 2014 European Prize for Urban Public Space and 2011 France's Grand Prize for Urbanism for his continual contribution to and reflection upon the city and larger territory.

Aleksandra Sytnikova

CEO at «Atlas» bureau

Aleksandra Sytnikova

CEO at «Atlas» bureau

Born 1971 in Crimea.

Graduated MArchI (Moscow Architectural Institute) with honors.

2005 - 2010 – Vorontsov Architectural Bureau.

2010 - 2012 – Speech.

2012 - 2015 – Managing Director of the Office of General Plan of Moscow.

2015 - 2019 – Project Director of the LLC KB Strelka.

September 2019 - CEO at «Atlas» bureau.

Has lectured at MArchI since 2009.

Main projects as designer:

Building complexes for housing mass media representatives during the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi;

Skolkovo Innovation Centre: 1) Skolkovo area planning design; 2) District D1 in collaboration with David Chipperfield Architects.

Tatyana Sigaeva

Deputy Director of the Transport & Road Research & Design Association of the State Unitary Enterprise Scientific Research and Design Institute of General Plan of Moscow

Tatyana Sigaeva

Deputy Director of the Transport & Road Research & Design Association of the State Unitary Enterprise Scientific Research and Design Institute of General Plan of Moscow

Born December 20, 1958 in the Moscow region.

Graduated secondary school No. 453 in 1976 in Moscow, was accepted to the City Construction faculty of the Kuybyshev Moscow Engineering & Construction Institute in the same year. Worked in the Institute of General Plan of Moscow in the transport department after graduation. Began work in the department as an engineer, and is now the Deputy Director of the transport & road association. Many projects authored by Tatyana Sigaeva have been realized. These include the Third Ring Road, the reconstruction of the Moscow Automobile Ring Road, and the reconstruction of Mira Avenue and Zvenigorodsky Avenue, among other projects.

Etienne Triko

Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Group AREP

Etienne Triko

Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Group AREP

Architect, graduate of the Ecole Polytechnique, and one of the founders of AREP

He began his professional career in 1985 as an engineer in the Ove ARUP company. He was involved in the construction of many glass and steel structures, including the covering of the inner courtyards of the Louvre. He taught for several years at the Paris Architectural School. The refurbishment of Montparnasse station in 1993 was an important project in establishing his professional reputation. In 1997, Etienne Tricaud, together with Jean-Marie Duthilleul, founded AREP. The partners shared the same approach to design – a combination of rationality based on the context and attention to the identity of the project and to its future purpose. With Etienne Tricaud’s active involvement, AREP successfully implemented many projects focused on urban development. These included railway stations in Paris, Avignon, Strasbourg, Turin and Shanghai, a museum in Beijing, towers in Beijing, Doha and Ho Chi Minh City, and regional planning projects in Vietnam, Saudi Arabia and Russia.

Sergey Tchoban

Managing partner of Architectural Association «SPEECH Tchoban & Kuznetsov»

Sergey Tchoban

Managing partner of Architectural Association «SPEECH Tchoban & Kuznetsov»

Having received an architectural education in Petersburg, Sergey Choban has been successfully working in Germany from the beginning of the 1990s.

Since 1995, he has headed the Berlin office of the Nps Tchoban Voss bureau. Under his designs were realised such significant Berlin construction projects as the Cubix Cinema, Arndt Gallery, the DomAquare Complex, a synagogue on Munsterstrasse, and many other buildings and complexes both in Berlin and in other cities of Germany.

Since 2003, in parallel with work in Germany, S. Choban has been actively engaged in design work in Russia. Under his design, developed together with Peter Schweger, the highest building of Europe - the Federation Tower complex was erected at the Moscow-City. In 2010, Sergey Choban was chosen as the curator of the Russian pavilion at the 12th Architectural Biennial in Venice.

Brief biography:

1962 - born in Leningrad (Saint-Petersburg), Russia.

1973 - studied at the Middle Art School of the Academy of Arts of the USSR.

1980-1986 - studied at the Architectural Faculty of the I.E. Repin Saint-Petersburg State Academic Institute of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture.

1986 - worked as a licensed architect in Russia.

1992 - worked in the Hamburg architectural bureau - Nps.

1995 – managing partner in the Nps Tchoban Voss architectural bureau, and headed its Berlin office.

2003 - opening of the architectural bureau Choban and Partners in Moscow.

2006 – managing partner of architectural association «SPEECH Choban & Kuznetsov».

Hiroki Matsuura

CEO of MADMA urbanism+landscape, Former partner of MAXWAN, Founding partner of MASA architects, Guest professor at MARCH (The Moscow School of Architecture)

Hiroki Matsuura

CEO of MADMA urbanism+landscape, Former partner of MAXWAN, Founding partner of MASA architects, Guest professor at MARCH (The Moscow School of Architecture)

Hiroki is a partner/design principal of Maxwan since 2004. His extensive track record and expertise range from large scale urban design, landscape design to architecture. With engineer precision, he reveals the complexity and turns this into smart simplicity. His approach results in contemporary, societal relevant design solutions our clients highly benefit from.

Hiroki is in charge of the international business development of Maxwan and lectures regularly throughout the world. Hiroki has a hands-on mentality, he is direct yet informal and very collaborative.

Since 2015, Hiroki together with Rene Sangers established MASA architects. MASA architects is a spin-off company of MAXWAN since March 2015. MAXWAN (Rients Dijkstra + Hiroki Matsuura ) stays operating Urban/Landscape design, and MASA (Hiroki MAtsuura + Rene SAngers) operates Architecture/Interior/Product design.

Hiroki teaches and lectures at Academy of Architecture Amsterdam, The Rotterdam Academy of Architecture and Urban Design, TU Delft and is a guest professor at MARCH (The Moscow School of Architecture)

Yuri Grigoryan

Founder, partner at Meganom bureau

Yuri Grigoryan

Founder, partner at Meganom bureau

Юрий Григорян – Основатель и партнер бюро Меганом (р. 1965). Основал бюро Меганом в 1998 г. в партнерстве с Ильей Кулешовым, Александрой Павловой и Павлом Иванчиковым. В 1991 году он закончил Московский архитектурный институт, где в настоящий момент ведет курс проектирования. С 2011 по 2014 был директором образовательной программы в Институте медиа, архитектуры и дизайна «Стрелка». Помимо деятельности по руководству бюро Григорян регулярно читает лекции, выступает на конференциях и активно участвует в развитии архитектурной мысли на территории Москвы.