Wednesday 12.09.18, 12:00
DAY 3. JOB FAIR (Conferences)

What are employers expecting of an architect today? How do you land an internship at a globally renowned bureau? How does urban consulting work? 










english with simultaneous translation into Russian

Booths open


Presentation of projects by participants of the Future Architecture Platform Open Call

The final stage of the Future Architect: Open Call for Young Architects contest will consist of the public defense of applications, with participants presenting their projects to an international jury and the audience in the PechaKucha format. After the open presentation, the jury will name five winners. They will then participate in the Creative Exchange architecture festival, to be held by the Future Architecture Platform in February 2019 in Ljubljana.



The speed dating format allows you to meet a large number of potential employers over a short time, and tell them about your projects. Representatives of developers and architectural firms will be stationed at their tables, while job applicants move around. Each meeting takes no longer than 3 minutes. Mini job interviews revolve around specific job offers that will be announced at a later date.

Apply for participation here.

Round 1 of speed dating
13:00—13:30 Session 1
13:40—14:10 Session 2

Round 2 of speed dating
14:30—15:00 Session 1
15:10—15:40 Session 2

Round 3 of speed dating
16:00—16:30 Session 1
16:40—17:10 Session 2

Round 4 of speed dating
17:30—18:00 Session 1
18:10—18:40 Session 2





How to find an internship at a foreign firm

Speakers: Interns at international firms

An internship at a major foreign firm provides a unique experience and an opportunity to start an international career. Gaining such experience is quite realistic, but you need to apply your efforts properly. How should you compile a convincing application and create a portfolio? What documents are required for a visa? How can you settle in a foreign country and continue to refine your professional skills? Interns at the architecture firms of Rem Koolhaas, Winy Maas, and Kengo Kuma will tell you about their experiences, achievements, and challenges, and will answer questions from the audience.



Strelka KB: How does urban consulting work?

Speaker: Irina Novikova, HR, Strelka KB

Strelka KB provides strategic consulting, city planning, and project management services. The goal of the company is to foster major breakthroughs in Russian cities and create a modern, comfortable environment within them. Strelka KB’s portfolio includes large-scale projects such as improving more than 230 public spaces in 40 cities across the country, advising the Moscow program "My Street,” creating the моногорода.рф/ crowdsourcing platform, and holding an architectural contest for Moscow’s Zaryadye Park. In 2018, Strelka KB received special mention in the "Office" category from the Landezine International Landscape Award. According to the jury, "Strelka KB is not a classical design office, but a bridge between Russian society and the global design profession. They stand out due to their role as facilitator, initiator and project driver. They do not claim to be design experts. but help make projects reality through their local expertise, willingness to navigate through the local environment, and a desire to change things."

What are the inner workings of Strelka KB? How are new products created? What do consultant architects do? Who are analysts? How can you evolve from a trainee to a partner? Irina Novikova, HR at Strelka KB, will talk about how Strelka KB’s team is dealing with major projects and changing the face of Russian cities, and about the skills that a "unique" architect should have.



Who is in demand in a developer market?

Speaker: Marko Mihic Jeftic, an architect, product director at PIK Group, tutor at the Moscow Architectural Institute

Marko Mihic Jeftic is an architect and the product director at PIK Group. He was born in Colombia, lived in Serbia, moved to Moscow, and graduated from the Moscow Architectural Institute, where he now teaches. He worked at the Meganom architecture bureau, and was a partner at Tsentsiper, the agency responsible for the architectural component in the development of the concept for VDNKh development. In 2015, together with other like-minded thinkers, he founded the "Sdelano" project, which offers a modern service of fast and high-quality standard flat repairs to Moscow residents. Since 2017, he has been the product director at PIK Group, Russia’s largest developer, which is introducing novel solutions to the real estate market and transforming the approach to creating residential environments in areas of comprehensive development.

In his lecture, Marko will speak about the specialists that are urgently needed in the developer market and how the work of an architect at a large developer company is organized.



What is the Future Architecture Platform? Announcing winners


  • Matevž Celik, leader of the Future Architecture Platform, director of the Museum of Architecture and Design (MAO) in Ljubljana
  • Ana Dana Beroš, an architect, curator, exhibition designer, member of the Future Architecture Platform, where she represents the Croatian project DAI-SAI (a community of Istrian architects)

The Future Architecture Platform is the largest European architectural platform for the exchange of ideas and experiences and the support of young professionals and innovations, joint projects, and events. It brings together museums, festivals, foundations, and individual professionals who jointly shape the future of architecture. The Future Architecture Platform cooperates with such institutions as the Royal Academy of Arts (London), the MAXXI Museum (Rome), the Swiss Architecture Museum S AM (Basel), the Copenhagen Architecture Festival, the Lisbon Architecture Triennale, the Mies van der Rohe Foundation, and many others.

The joint initiative of the Future Architecture Platform and Strelka Institute is an open-call project aimed at helping young Russian architects express themselves. It will send the top five participants to the Future Architecture Platform conference, to be held in February 2019.

Matevž Celik and Ana Dana Beroš will talk about how the Future Architecture Platform works, what international projects are worth the attention of young architects, and what architectural trends they consider to be the most notable.



How a Moscow Architectural Institute Student Became One of the Leading Designers at BIG

Speaker: Anton Bashkaev, designer at BIG

Anton Bashkaev, a graduate of the Moscow Architectural Institute and Sheffield University, works in the New York office of BIG, a company founded by Bjarke Ingels, a rising superstar of modern architecture. At BIG, he has been part of an international team working on a spiral skyscraper in Midtown Manhattan, two residential towers in San Francisco, a transport facility in Miami, and a school in Washington, DC.

How do you land an internship at a leading architectural firm? How can you embrace failures? How can you succeed in job interviews? What documents do you need and what additional courses should you enroll in? Anton Bashkaev will talk about his experience at BIG, about finding a common language with a large international team, and about how to survive after 12-15 hours in the office with just one day off per week.

The event will take place as part of the 'Architect of the Future' conference, in strategic partnership with DOM.RF, with the support of the Ministry of Construction Industry, Housing and Utilities Sector of Russia. The conferences is a part of the free educational program,

'Architect of the Future' is a program of lectures, discussions, and workshops, featuring representatives from leading architecture bureaus, design studios, institutes, and development companies from the United Kingdom, the United States, the Netherlands, Italy, Switzerland, and Russia. You can find out more about the program here.