Design Opportunities in Russia

As you recommended yesterday today i will be posting about Architecture in Russia, along with upcoming Competitions and Job Opportunities. Lets start with upcoming design competition in Russia and then top architecture companies and job opportunities in end. Throughout its long history, Russian people has created the architecture of global importance. Remarkable monuments of Russian architecture are profound, inexhaustible source of practical folk wisdom, architectural experience, technical achievements and artistic skill.

1. International Competition for Zaryadye Park in Moscow

The International Competition for Zaryadye Park in Moscow, Russia, the most ambitious in Russia for the past decade, has been officially launched at on April 18, 2013. The deadline for submission of Applications is May 22, 2013. The Competition is initiated by Russia’s Federal and Moscow City authorities. Architects, landscape architects and urban planners, who can bring together multidisciplinary teams of specialists in the fields of engineering, management of public spaces, entertainment industry, cultural programming, economy, sociology, anthropology, dendrology, ecology and wildlife management, are expected to participate in the Competition.

The competition is held in two phases. In the first phase of the competition, six teams will be selected by the Jury to develop final design proposals to be submitted for the second phase of the Competition.

Among the Members of the Jury Panel there are Martha Schwartz, Head of Martha Schwartz Partners (UK); Ken Smith, Principal of WORKSHOP: Ken Smith Landscape Architect (USA); Martha Thorne, Executive Director, Pritzker Architecture Prize (Spain); Peter Walker, Head of PWP Landscape Architecture (USA) and other notable experts, including Sergey Kuznetsov, Chief Architect of Moscow and many others.

Full rules of the Competition, Application Forms and Procedures, Information about the Jury Panel and updates regarding the stages of the Competition are available on the Official Website of the Competition at

2. Top Design/Architecture Firms in Russia

aArch groupFeatured Project: Turkmengaz

Photographs: Arch group-Ilya. Ivanov

b. Megabudka

Featured Project: Office+Showroom for

DK Photographs: Courtesy of Megabudka

c. SIC MostovikFeatured Project: Ice Dome Bolshoy

Photographs: Nikita Tsymbal, Andrey Veter, Michael Pakhotin, Vyacheslav Andreev, Nikita Tsymbal

4. za bor architects, Arseniy Borisenko and Peter ZaytsevFeatured Project: Yandex Moscow Office

Photographs: Peter Zaytsev

e. UNK PROJECT architectsFeatured Project: Moscow office of Walt Disney Studios Sony Picture Releasing

Photographs: Viktor Chernyshov

3. Job/Internship opportunities in Russia

a. Alfa Fellowship Program (Internship)

The Alfa Fellowship Program is a high-level professional development exchange program placing qualified American citizens in work assignments at leading Russian organizations in the fields of business, economics, journalism, law, public policy, and government. Key goals of the Alfa Fellowship Program are expanding networks of American and Russian professionals, developing greater intercultural understanding, and advancing U.S./Russian relations.

The program includes language training, seminar programs, and extended professional experience. Fellows receive travel, free housing, monthly stipends, and insurance. Annual application deadline is December 1.

Please visit our website for more information and to apply online.

2. Moscow Based Architect  – Moscow, Russia An International Architecture & Design Practice wishes to appoint a Client Representative & Project Manager to liaise with their Russian clients & stakeholders and to coordinate the delivery of several cultural projects in collaboration with their design team in London. Experience with Cultural Architectural & Interiors projects would be preferred Candidates must have complete fluency in both English + Russian, should be experienced working with both Western & Russian cultures and must hold a Russian passport or valid work permit For details please email

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