News

—20.07.2022
The St. Petersburg office of Blank Architects is working on HOLLYWOOD Shopping Center

This year St. Petersburg is waiting for one new shopping center - HOLLYWOOD, the architecture and interiors of which were created by Blank Architects team.

—19.07.2022
Shopping center "Vesna" renovation has been completed

The renovation of the shopping center "Vesna!" located on the Altufyevsky Highway has been completed according to our project: it includes the renovation of public spaces and food court.

—15.07.2022
New 4* hotel in Magadan in details

We found the architectural solution for the new 4* hotel project in Magadan in the harsh northern landscape – with its powerful rock breaks and stunning large-scale views.

—11.07.2022
Hotel in Agoy – new video about the project

The hotel complex in the Agoy Village of Tuapse district is one of our new, but already favorite projects.

—27.06.2022
Discovery: grand opening

Discovery shopping center by developer MR Group has been opened in Moscow. The project became the first opened shopping center in the city since the beginning of 2022.

—14.06.2022
Blank Architects won at ArchMoscow

The Blank Architects team took part in the exhibition ArchMoscow 2022 — the main event of the architectural world, annually bringing together hundreds of professionals and experts.

—30.05.2022
Blank Architects at ArchMoscow

Blank Architects will present an exposition dedicated to the 20th anniversary of the bureau's at the exhibition "ArchMoscow 2022".

—23.05.2022
Blank Architects metro project was shortlisted

The project of the consortium BACE (Blank Architects and Clancy Engineering) for the Ostrov Mechty metro station became the finalist of the first stage of the International competition for the development of the architectural appearance of the Moscow Metro stations.

—12.05.2022
How the residential projects may look in future

How the residential projects may look in future and what are the architects ready to offer? The chief architect of Blank Architects projects, Dane Klyakovich, shared the opinion in the author's column for the Portal of Archsovet of Moscow on how the approach to the design of residential real estate will change.

—25.04.2022
Как новая турбулентность изменит торговые центры?

орговые центры в новых условиях закрытия международных брендов столкнулись с оттоком трафика, а эксперты предрекают рост вакансии.

—24.03.2022
New project in Sochi

Another hotel project by Blank Architects - this is a complex in the village of Maisky.

—17.02.2022
Rizhskaya station in progress

Look underground: at the station of BCL "Rizhskaya", which was designed be Blank Architects everything is already prepared for the installation of arched structures.

—15.02.2022
"Tomorrow will come today" is now available on our website

"Tomorrow will come today" is a research and manifesto dedicated to changes in the architecture of the housing in future and our ideas about how we see really comfortable modern homes.

—08.02.2022
Blank Architects made a masterplan concept for the Prokshino cluster in Moscow

Blank Architects has developed the concept of a masterplan for the Prokshino sports and event cluster in Prokshino, Moscow, - a unique project for Russia. The project includes cultural and sports facilities, an event venue, a water park and a 100 m high slide.

—03.02.2022
Branding for NOVAMALL

For an umbrella brand of shopping centers NOVAMALL, we have created a logo, corporate identity and brandbook.

—27.01.2022
Blank Architects have started working on a 4* hotel in Magadan

The heads and teams of BACE consortium were invited by the Governor of the Magadan region Sergey Nosov to analyze and study the site in depth.

—27.01.2022
Branding

We create real estate projects at all points of contact with the audience: from architecture and landscaping to interior design, way finding and unique branding.

—12.01.2022
The Discovery shopping center by MR Group has been commissioned

The Discovery shopping center by MR Group has been commissioned in Moscow as part of the residential complex. We have created the concept of interiors and navigation in for the shopping area: finishing works and installation of lighting are continuing inside.

—07.12.2021
Blank Architects on the Forcities Forum

Yulia Zavaraeva, Head of Branding, Graphic Design and Wayfinding department at Blank Architects, participated in the II All-Russian Developer Forum "The Best Product Solutions and Trends in Commercial Real Estate" Forcities.

—30.11.2021
A few more words about the Discovery mall by the developer MR Group

The foodhall in the Discovery mall was marked in the top list of the expected openings by the founder of the Sysoev FM project, Alexander Sysoev, especially for RBC Style.

—18.11.2021
Chkalov wayfinding

The bright interiors of the Chkalov shopping center are harmoniously complemented by clear, intuitive wayfinding concept, also created by our bureau.

—09.11.2021
New project in Saint-Petersburg

One of the most important premieres of the St. Petersburg real estate market, the HOLLYWOOD shopping center, will be built by the project of Blank Architects.

—26.10.2021
We created the project of the museum of retro cars in New Moscow as part of the sports and event cluster "Prokshino" by A101

Working on the project of the museum, we were inspired primarily by the style of the exhibits.

—22.10.2021
Affordable multi-storey wooden construction in Russia - myth or reality?

Partner of Blank Architects Lukasz Kaczmarczyk, special for Vedomosti.Nedvizhimost, shared his expertise and opinion on the perspective of wooden multi-storey housing construction in Russia.

Mission statement: We value our individual development, thanks to which we create unique and inspiring architecture for our clients and community.

Blank Architects was established in 2002.
Ours commitment to Make Responsible Architecture. We specialize in complex designs, where many contradicting criteria
are to be connected. Responsible Architecture is ensuring quality, safe and socially sustainable structures that meets our customer’s needs and expectations, with the overall aim of creating a space that is functional and reflective of the person.
We work in all scales as solution seeking has no parametric limits.
We work with all program thematics, as in ever, changing world, each new project we must start with deep knowledge analytics. It is the method of work and open minded approach that allows us to design
respectfully any function to any brief.
We are perfecting mix use designs.
We follow Total Design approach, we think of every element of the project. The Architecture, the Landscape, the Interiors and bring design from first thought to building sites. We cooperate in consortium with Engineers, Brand creators and many unique People. We bring whole team together and Lead them.
We encourage and implement a space of creativity, communication, best architectural practice and development. The working environment is diverse and inclusive with the overall aim of creating a cohesive and
team feel. Internally we are democratic gathering of autonomous commands.
Each of them has its own balance of creativity, management, skills, design technologies, education programs.

Departments 
Department of Architecture, Masterplaning and Landscape Concept
Design: Running studies and analytics, seeking best program, functional and volumetric solutions. Connecting with seasonal and climatic nature life cycles, creating space for people activities and seeking context of buildings setting. Design team is constantly deepening their knowledge on different fields of human activities, sociology, technical construction abilities.
Department of Interiors Design: Focused on creativity, inspiration, ever-changing trends, material, light, stage setting. Design team is constantly in search of new inspiration and methods of atmosphere
creation.
Department of General Design: Developing our and other partnering Architects concepts to Planning, Tendering and Construction documentation. Specialists focused on detail, quality, coordination and communication within large Teams. Overall Design Leadership.
Branding, Graphic Design and Wayfinding department
Department of Project Management
Department of Visualizations
Department of Small Creative Design
Department of Quality Control
Department of Business Development
Finance and Economics
Legal Department
Human Resources Department
Maintenance Department

Collaboration- BACE CONSORTIUM
Since 2010 we are in close cooperation with our Consortium Partner – CLANCY ENGINEERING (www.clancy-engineering.ru) on Structure, MEP, Fire Systems and Civil Engineering.
CLANCY ENGINEERING is an innovative, dynamically developing international engineering company, whose head office has been successfully implementing projects since 2008.
We create an integrated interaction of specialists from the international level and Russian engineers to make the most optimal decisions, we implement international experience and the most successful world practices to Russian projects.
CLANCY ENGINEERING pays particular attention to the followingfactors when designing public spaces:
COMFORT. All decisions inherent in the project have a direct impact on the convenience of visitors, operational function, and, ultimately, on the economic attractiveness of the object. Engineering solutions should provide convenience and high comfort for visitors and workers in every zone of the building.
AESTHETICS. While elaborating the architectural solutions, we pay special attention to the maximum preservation of the concept. Integrated collaboration with architects on the design details and open
engineering.
FUNCTIONALITY. The structural and MEP solutions for public spaces should make it easy to transform spaces: conference halls, lecture auditoriums, co-workings, theatre halls (including the stage and the audience area). This requires the development of freely modifiable and manageable solutions with the ability to independently control parameters in each zone of the floor and building.

Conversation —
Ответственная архитектура

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. And in all of the competition work we’ve done for London, Berlin, Barcelona. Every part of the site and its heritage is walked through, and every bit of history is checked. Also, we take into account the people we are designing for — who will use the space. We remain very humble in order to build for the user rather than us. to me To me, being conscious of all the aspects of a building’s life and making sure that the building’s functioning well is the key. Our competition team is strong; we are awaiting more winning entries.

Magda Kmita
partner

Yes, every design we create is also a social improvement project. We design so many public spaces. The public and their 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 also love our international cooperation with Norwegian and Swedish designers. We are trying to bring a very new way of looking at brands to 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 designs realized. That means we are often next to the client showing them the path the project should take. But of course we are open for discussion. Our office has many meeting tables, everybody participates. In order to improve our organization skills I have enrolled in MBA studies.

Szymon Matkowski
partner

Studying the theme is the key for me. To question the obvious and bring about the best solution. My motto is to never stop investigating. We like to take a subject apart and put it back together in a better way. To see all that it takes to create a 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 one 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 created a special challenge. I have put in two years to see this building through to completion down to the smallest detail.

Magda Cichon
partner

We are five very different partners. And together with the all team we are unique match of skill sets. The diversity of ways we see the same project is amazing. This is really is my goal — to let this diversity spread, to look for the tools and knowledge to make good architecture — anywhere anybody is in need of an architect.

Partners
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Magda Cichon
Founding Partner / Senior Architect / General Director
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Lukasz Kaczmarczyk
Partner / Senior Architect / Head of Department of Architecture, Masterplaning and Landscape Concept Design
Magda Kmita
Partner/ Head of interior department
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Szymon Matkowski
Partner / Senior Architect
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Piotr Fafara
Partner / Director of Operations
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Vladimir Tikhonov
Senior Associate / Head of Department of Architecture and Masterplanning
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Irina Kostina
Associate / Executive Assistant
Agata Stebel
Associate / Senior Architect
Alena Panfilova-Korsakova
Associate / Senior Architect
Georgiy Gulasaryan
Associate / Senior Architect
Elena Prugova
Junior Associate (candidate)/Head of Product design department
Dane Kljakovic
Junior Associate (candidate)/Senior Architect
Anatoly Artov
Junior Associate (candidate)/ Senior Architect
Sergey Nemtsev
Junior Associate (candidate)/ Head of Finance and Economics Department
Architects / Designers
Yulia Zavaraeva
Head of Branding, Graphic Design and Wayfinding department
Luise Savkova
Head of Development Department
Alexandre Tepikin
Senior Architect
Aleksandra Zuzina
Senior Architect
Sergey Tsukanov
Graphic designer
Pavel Burykin
Senior Architect
Maria Gosteva
Leading Architect
Ksenia Kudryashova
Leading Architect
Olga Dragancha
Senior Architect
Anastasia Komarova
Leading Architect
Alena Rogova
Leading Architect
Stanislav Krasnoperov
Leading Architect
Oksana Stulova
Leading Architect
Ekaterina Sapina
Leading Architect
Anna Lebedeva
Leading Architect
Maria Nugamanova
Architect
Gleb Goncharenko
Architect
Anastasia Kultaeva
Leading Architect
Erick Karimov
Leading Architect
Elizaveta Chernozhukova
Architect
Helga Karamzina
Leading Architect
Valeriya Zhurbenko
Leading architect
Aleksey Moskovsky
Architect
Kira Tarbageeva
Architect
Anastasia Degtyareva
Architect
Anna Posedkina
Architect
Anastasia Ozhiganova
Architect
Ekaterina Basay
Architect
Ekaterina Kozak
Architect
Ivan Yolkin
BIM-coordinator
Galina Kurnosova
Ведущий Инженер-Технолог
Marina Fomina
Architect
Olga Musina
Architect
Grigory Korshunov
Architect
Ksenia Makarova
Visualizer
Sergey Dukarev
Leading Vizualizer
Artem Gavrikov
Leading Vizualizer
Olga Molchanova
Visualizer
Irina Semenova
Lanscape Architect
Natalia Lyalinova
Architect
Anna Safonova
Architect
Vera Vishnevskaya
Architect
Yana Maznitsina
Architect
Maria Borisova
Architect
Valeria Kuznetsova
Junior Architect
Sofia Markova
Architect
Anna Puchkova
Landscape Architect
Ksenia Zabardygina
Architect
Antonina Zykova
Junior Architect
Mikhail Saprin
Leading Architect
Sofia Borlykova
Junior Architect
Anna Dovlyatova
Architect
Elena Shepelkova
Chief Accountant
Alexandr Eliseev
Office manager
Alexandra Osipchuk
Lawyer
Tatiana Korznikova
BIM- coordinator
Evgenia Nesterova
Manager
Galina Parfenova
Ilya Martynov
Head of IT-department
Tavkhitova Elvira
Project Coordinator
Awards
2022
  • ArchMoscow expo 2022- MUAR Prize - Anniversary installation
2021
  • Shortlisted in Archsovet Prize - Geolog - Multifunctional center
2020
  • Shortlisted for the Building of the Year from ArchDaily - Fabulously Answered Questions Boutique
  • Best public space - Project Russia - Fabulously Answered Questions Boutique
2019
  • First prize in RCSC Awards 2019 as The Best Shopping Center - Brosko Mall
2020
  • Shortlisted in the competition - Russian pavilion for the Venice Biennale
  • Shortlisted for the projects of two new metro stations - Marshala Zhukova Prospect and Klenovy bulvar stations
2017
  • Top prize at the Moscow Architectural Council V Annual Award in the category “The Best building of the Year” - Mixed-use retail center in Otradnoye
  • Winners in the competition of New Stations Design for Moscow Metro - Rjevskaya station
  • Shortlisted for the World Architecture Festival - Genova Embankment Revitalization Competition – Civic Architecture category
  • Shortlisted for the World Architecture Festival - Rjevskaya Metro Station Competition Winner– Competitions category
2016
  • Shortlisted for the World Architecture Festival of ” Commercial Mixed-Use – Future Projects" - Mitino Shopping Mall
2017
  • Shortlisted for the World Architecture Festival - Shermetevskaya Metro Station Competition – Infrastructure category
2016
  • Shortlisted for the World Architecture Festival of "House – Completed Buildings" - Field House
2015
  • CRE Awards - 5 Ozer
  • Shortlisted for the World Architecture Festival - Borovskoe Highway 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
  • Shortlisted for the World Architecture Festival in the nomination “Commercial buildings of mixed type" - Retail center - Butovo Mall
2012
  • First prize in Commercial Real Estate St.Petersburg & Federal Awards - Akadem Park
2013
  • Top three shortlisted for the RIBA 'Missing Link Design Competition' Vauxhall, London, UK - Vauxhall
2012
  • Second prize in the International competition BARCELONA 2011 - Bohemian Hostel Tower
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