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The Controversial Skyscraper: The architectural development of contemporary St.Petersburg

October 20, 2014 | 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Price: N/A
Where: BSA Space, 290 Congress Street

The Controversial Skyscraper: The architectural development of contemporary St.Petersburg

In a talk sponsored by the Educational Bridge Project, Vladimir Linov will discuss the reconstruction of the 19th Century’s industrial zone as the main problem of the architectural development of contemporary St. Petersburg.

Vladimir Linov, Professor of St. Petersburg State University of Architecture and Civil Engineering, was born in the city of Sverdlovsk (nowadays Yekaterinburg) in 1944. He graduated from the Leningrad Institute of Civil Engineering (which is now called St. Petersburg State University of Architecture and Civil Engineering) in 1970.

Professor Linov has worked in state and private design and research organizations. He is the author of more than 30 projects, including projects of multi-story residential buildings in St. Petersburg and other Russian cities, projects of district planning in St. Petersburg, projects of reconstruction of small historic towns in the north of Russia, and projects of shopping centers.

Since 1982 he has been a lecturer at the St. Petersburg State University of Architecture and Civil Engineering, with management oversight of course and final thesis projects, international seminars and schools, and organization of international training courses. Professor Linov took internships in the USA (University of Maryland, College Park), 1994 and in Germany (Brandenburg University of Technology, Cottbus), 1996-1997.

His main interest is reconstruction of historic buildings and issues of legislation in the field of town-planning, which are reflected in his 28 articles in Russian journals and books. He has been awarded the honorary titles of Honored Architect of Russia and Professor of International Academy of Architecture (Moscow branch).

Image: St.Petersburg Russia Summer Palace, Creative Commons License, modified, photo: Victorgrigas.