News

—09.11.2017
WAF Presentations

BLANK Architects are going to present 3 projects on WAF 2017 on 15-17 November in Berlin!

—01.11.2017
Mapic 2017

BLANK Architects on MAPIC 2017 in Cannes

—10.07.2017
WAF 2017

3 projects by BA have been shortlisted for World Architecture Festival 2017

—13.06.2017
New METRO stations competition

Victory !
Now it's officially - Blank Architects won competition for Rjevskaya metro station in Moscow!

—08.06.2016
We are looking for...

Lead architect, architect, junior architect and landscape architect. We always welcome architects, who are exceptional at their job and team players to the max.

—25.01.2017
Moscow Metro Station, finalists list

Blank Architects are among 15 finalists in Moscow Metro Station competition. We've come in the next stage with concepts for "Sheremetyevskaya" and "Rzhevskaya" Stations

—16.01.2017
BAU 2017

Blank Architects visited BAU 2017 and happy to share with you som info and nice photos by Lukasz Kaczmarczyk - Partner / Senior Architect / Head of Concept and Competition Department in Ba

—16.11.2016
6 dimensions

Szymon Matkowski - Partner , Senior Architect and Head of Quality Design in BA - has his own view of the world and work of architect. He developed special system of coordinate and share it with all of us.
Please check this curious article.

We make
responsible architecture.

Blank Architects was established in Moscow in 2008. Our mission is to make responsible architecture by bringing our knowledge and innovation, exploring all paths to bring smart, unique, crisp and fresh design. Through the years, Blank Architects has gained a significant amount of experience and an excellent reputation as a market leading design specialist across all development sectors in Russia. We have successfully completed a wide portfolio of Projects that demonstrate our abilities. We have taken more than a fourth of our projects through from concept to construction completion and onward to the opening of the buildings.

At Blank Architects we pay particular attention to the needs of the individual, their attitude towards each commission and we work with the client’s team and the design team to develop the best architectural answer to given task. We explore each task in all aspects of: context, function, community, atmosphere, impact, economy, material and time. In this way we are able to tailor each job to meet the needs of the investor, the client, the constructed environment and deliver ahead of time design. Over the years in our development we have tried to keep our ear very much responsive to our clients needs and to the market’s demands. Our team is a community of Western and Russian Architects, educated worldwide. At Blank Architects we run education internal programs and focus of self-improvement and development.

Blank Architects is successfully acting as the General Designer for many of our clients’ projects. Undertaking such function we are in charge of full responsibility for the co-ordination and elaboration of the complete package of project documentation volumes.

Creating Responsible Architecture means:

We understand the site, location, context and talk with surrounding
We develop area and we bring social improvments
We prepare our design for ever changing world, our architecture will adapt to it
We respect the environment
It is safe to use our spaces
It is safe to build our spaces
We consider the climate conditions and think sustainably
We study the function and connect it wisely
We improve life quality • We think human scale
We propose quality you can afford
It is easy to maintain and manage our spaces
We see 6 dimentional
We are a team
We respect time
We respect everybodys opinion
We are at home at work

Conversation —
Responsible architecture

Magda Cichon
partner

I think that we are actually very serious people. We take responsibility for the things we create. We are very serious about our approach and follow it on every point. I see us as being focused on education, personal development, and evolution.

Lukasz Kaczmarczyk
partner

Yes, we always investigate every location and context from Moscow to the vast expanse of Russia. In all of the competition work we’ve done for London, Berlin, Barcelona. Every part of the site and its heritage was walked through and every bit of history checked. Also, we take into account the people we are designing for, and who will use the space, and remain very humble in order to build for the user. Being conscious of all the aspects of a building’s life and making sure that the building’s functioning well is to me the key. Our competition team is strong; we are awaiting the final winning entry.

Magda Kmita
partner

Yes every design is also a social improvement project. We design so many public spaces. The public and its comfort, community, and inner energy, is what I always carefully take into account in our interiors and landscapes. The branding ideas and explosions of creativity in our office are my favorites. When the ideas flow the office energy is unstoppable. I am very proud of our rebranding proposals, I think we have given those older buildings back to the people because they are so well connected to the needs of the local community. I love our international cooperation with Norwegian and Swedish designers. We are trying to bring a very new way of looking at brands into Moscow.

Piotr Fafara
partner

I like our open-minded approach to everybody in the process. We respect everyone’s opinion and think outside the box . Our goal is to see our design realized. That means we are often next to the client showing him the path the project should take. We are open for discussion. Our office has many meeting tables, everybody participates. In order to improve our organization skills I have enlisted myself into MBA studies.

Szymon Matkowski
partner

To study the theme is the key for me. To question the obvious and bring about the best solution. Never stop investigating is my motto. Take the subject apart and put it back together in a better way. To see it all that it takes to build the building. My mind works in 6 dimensions. I already see the building process when I look at the first sketch. I also like simplicity, when it’s easy to maintain and manage our spaces. The most challenging ever for me was the Dynamo Stadium in Moscow. The Sports Architecture mixed with the historical heritage of the place and the mixed-use spaces surrounding it. I have put in two years to see this building through in every detail.

Magda Cichon
partner

We are five very different partners. Then with us also have our Associate - Irina and the Main Architects - Vladimir, Elena, Andrey, Agata, Ola, and Maxim who have been on our team for many, many years. Together we are unique match of skill sets. The diversity of ways we see the same project is amazing. It is my goal – to let this diversity spread, to look for tools and knowledge to make good architecture anywhere anybody is in need of an architect.

Partners
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Magda Cichon
Managing Partner / Senior Architect / General Director
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Lukasz Kaczmarczyk
Partner / Senior Architect / Head of Concept and Competition Department
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Szymon Matkowski
Partner / Senior Architect / Head of Quality Design
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Magda Kmita
Partner / Senior Architect / Head of Interiors and Landscape Design
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Piotr Fafara
Partner / Head of Project Management and Operations
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Irina Kostina
Associate / Business Development
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Vladimir Tikhonov
Junior Associate / Project Manager / Senior Architect
Architects / Designers
Aleksandra Brejnak
Project Manager / Leading Architect
Andrei Gorelov
Senior Architect
Alexandra Razina
Leading Architect
Anna Terskikh
Leading Architect
Agata Stebel
Leading Architect
Boris Elagin
Architect
Daria Guzun
Architect
Ekaterina Karmatskikh
Architect
Anna Melnichenko
Junior Architect
Elizabeth Nikolaeva
Architect
Maxim Matyashov
Leading Architect
Illarion Komarov
Architect
Ilia Sukovatov
Junior Architect
Alena Panfilova-Korsakova
Architect
Irina Lutaya
Leading Architect
Maxim Kutin
Leading Architect
Tatiana Leontieva
Leading Architect
Sergei Meshalkin
Graphic Designer
Konstantin Skvortsov
Leading Architect
Oleg Chertov
Leading Architect
Nikolay Fugarov
Senior Architect
Nadezhda Yarmolyuk
Leading Architect
Yuri Zhogolev
BIM Manager
Polina Shtanko
Junior Architect
Anastasiya Gajsina
Architect
Sergey Nemtsev
Financial Manager
Olesya Zvereva
Contract Manager
Irina Dzhavakhova
Contract Manager
Artur Kilevoy
IT Manager
Awards
2017
  • New Stations Design for Moscow Metro - Rjevskaya station
2016
  • Shortlisted for the World Architecture Festival of ” Commercial Mixed-Use – Future Projects" - Mitino Shopping Mall
  • Shortlisted for the World Architecture Festival of "House – Completed Buildings" - Field House
2015
  • CRE Awards - 5 Ozer
  • Shortlisted for the World Architecture Festival - Borovskoe shosse Shopping Center
2014
  • Shortlisted for the World Architecture Festival in the category Competition Entries - Udarnik Center for Contemporary Arts
  • 2nd place in the ‘Mitino Park Landscaping Competition’ in Moscow - The Culmination of Silence
2013
  • Top three shortlisted for the RIBA 'Missing Link Design Competition' Vauxhall, London, UK - Vauxhall
2012
  • First prize in Commercial Real Estate St.Petersburg & Federal Awards - Akadem Park
2011
  • Prize of The Royal Institute of British Architects competition RIBA - Office complex Fabrika Stanislavskogo
  • Commercial Real Estate Awards Nomination the Best Architect - Gagarinsky Shopping Center
2008
  • The VIII edition of the Casalgrande Padana Grand Prix in the "Large Shopping Area and Management Centre" - Troyka Shopping Center