''The mission of our project is to create the proper understanding of the values of urban development among all the participants of the process. And, most importantly, to foster proper respect for the profession and the role of an architect in the modern world among young professionals, who are just starting their careers. A balanced and modern approach to urban development treating it not just as a material environment but as a combination of social, cultural, and economical processes – that's the key to our future!''
School of Chief Architect is an educational platform, aimed at productive interaction of experts, city administration, business representatives, and young professionals in solving design tasks in the field of architecture and modern urban development.
The project is characterized by organizing cross-disciplinary interaction among experts of various fields, such as architecture, marketing, economics, sociology, construction.
The School's participants work on the cases that are real-life design tasks from the region's major developer companies. Over the 9 days of intensive educational program, in cooperation with the experts (experienced tutors, leading Russian and international experts), we'll try to find knew ways of solving design tasks of different scales.
Our special partner in the School of Chief Architect was the International Society of City and Regional Planners (ISOCARP). Young professionals from other countries were also invited for participation. Thus, the project has acquired an international status.
Introducing modern methods and instruments in architecture, urban planning, design, and economics
Uniting authority and business representatives with creative field experts
Creating a starting point for promoting projects and professional growth
Architects City Planners Urban Specialists Designers
Builders/Engineers Sociologists/ Marketing Specialists Municipal Officials City Managers
The founder of the School of Chief Architect Timur Abdullaev is talking about the emergence of the idea of an international cooperation program and the reasons why India has become the starting point.
Having vast experience in project work in Yekaterinburg and continuously inviting various foreign experts I realize that our country and our city are developing in the overall system of global architectural and cultural space.
For this reason, continuous exchange of knowledge and competences with foreign experts underlies the dynamic and successful development process. The program of visit to India is a logical continuation of the School of Chief Architect activities, as it is crucial for us to learn from the architectural and urban development experience all over the world.
India is one of the most dynamically developing countries, but at the same time, it is one of the least known: a completely different culture, different traditions and views. During School of Chief Architect 3.0, which took place in Yekaterinburg in September last year, we had many foreign experts and students. An Indian architect Rajendra Kumar was one of the educational program tutors, and he managed to establish warm relationships with all the participants. And it is no wonder, as the School of Chief Architect brings together and unites tutors and participants, regardless of countries and nationalities, into one big friendly family, and no one wants to part.
'So why part?' we thought. During SCA 3.0, we reached an agreement about a friendly visit to India for the SCA team, consisting of SCA organizers, participants and SCA partners. It is not a tourist trip because it will involve interesting professional communication, introduction to new projects, visits to architectural educational institutions, SCA exhibition opening in New Delhi. A whole week of exciting events and new acquaintances for young professionals. On top of all this, it involves participation of professional architects and representatives of developer companies on both sides. And this is just the beginning! Consequently, we are expecting a return visit from our Indian partners to Yekaterinburg. I believe this program will set the stage for a new direction for the School of Chief Architect, expanding the opportunities for the participants and erasing the barriers between countries and continents.
We have said our goodbyes to 2017, which was fruitful, eventful and unbelievable! In 2018 School of Chief Architect has already prepared more surprises and unforgettable events for you: On January, 20, we are embarking on a week-long trip to India, where we are planning to expand the architectural horizons of our participants and share our best practices with foreign colleagues. For those who have been waiting for SCA 4.0, we are happy to announce that you can apply for the new season starting from January 1, 2018, at our official website www.arch.school! You can also study the results of SCA 3.0 in February 2018, at Yeltsin Center, Yekaterinburg. And, most importantly, in 2018 the School of Chief Architect moves beyond Yekaterinburg!
From May 26 to June 3, we are holding another SCA program in Perm. Follow our news and take part in our events! We will be happy to see you as our guests or new members of the extensive School of Chief Architect team!
The goals of our trip are to exchange the best practices with our foreign counterparts and establish communication between Russian and Indian young professionals in architecture. Cooperation in the field of educational programs.
The eventful program of the visit includes business, cultural and educational aspects. We hope that our visit to India, at the invitation of our Indian colleagues, will be the starting point of a long-term cooperation and will emerge into continuous practice of international exchanges. In India we will: Participate in meetings and presentations with architectural colleges in New Delhi and Chandigarh
Attend the Russian Center of Science and Culture in New Delhi Meet with the representatives of local developer companies
Visit modern architectural sites in New Delhi Visit the legendary Chandigarh (an 'ideal city', built upon the project of Le Corbusier) Visit Agra and Taj Mahal Meet with Chandigarh Chief Architect Hold the School of Chief Architect Exhibition opening in New Delhi Participate in an extensive sightseeing program Attend the grand Republic Day Parade, the most important national celebration in India The partners of the program are Atomstroykompleks, RSG – Akademicheskoye, and Reynaers Aluminium. Follow our news at: