St Petersburg Biennale of Museum Design3
09/11 – 19/12/2018

Museum Projects of the Architectural Bureau “Studio 44”. Lecture by Nikita Yaveyn 

3 December 2018 at 7pm

Lecture Hall of the General Staff Building, the State Hermitage Museum

(6/8 Dvortsovaya Ploschad, St Petersburg)

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The Architectural Bureau “Studio 44” is one of the first and largest private architectural firms in St Petersburg today. The Bureau implements various architectural projects including public venues: cultural, research, educational and sports facilities, business centers, residential estates and social venues as well as projects dealing with renovation of historical buildings, restoration and adaptation of cultural heritage sites.


The Studio’s team consists of 180 specialists with wide-ranging expertise: architects, restorers, structural designers and engineers. The Studio’s portfolio includes over 200 projects 44 out of which have been successfully implemented. The projects completed by “Studio 44” have won over 100 awards including, among others, two First Prizes of the World Architecture Festival (WAF), the State Award for Literature and Art, the Russian Federation Government Award in the sphere of Culture, three top National Awards for Architecture “Chrystal Daedalus”.


Museum design projects play an important role in the Studio’s practice. In his lecture Nikita Yaveyn will tell about the ideology underlying the adaptation of the Eastern Wing of the General Staff building for the State Hermitage museum complex, about the Museum and Exhibition Complex “The Defense and Siege of Leningrad”, the Russian Railway Museum, the Museum of Science and Technology in Tomsk, the Museum of the Imperial Family in the Alexander Palace in Tsarskoye Selo, etc.



Nikita Yaveyn is Head of “Studio 44” Architects, Acting member of the Russian Academy of Architecture and Construction Sciences (RAACS), Professor.