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This is a list of architects of Russian Federation, Soviet Union, Russian Empire, Tsardom of Russia and Grand Duchy of Moscow, both ethnic Russians and people of other ethnicities. This list as well includes those, who was born in the  Russian Federation/ Soviet Union/ Russian Empire/Russia01.gifTsardom of Russia/Russia01.gifGrand Duchy of Moscow but later emigrated, and those, who was born elsewhere but immigrated to the country and/or worked there for a long time.

Attested biographies of architects in history of Russia date back to 1475, when Aristotile Fioravanti, a native of Bologna, arrived in Moscow to build the Dormition Cathedral of Moscow Kremlin. Foreign architects had a notable place in Russian and Soviet history, especially in the last quarter of 18th century (Charles Cameron, Bartolomeo Rastrelli, Carlo Rossi and others) and in the first quarter of the 20th century (Mies van der Roe, Erich Mendelsohn, Ernst May and others). This list includes foreign architects whose primary, most tangible work materialized on Russian soil (i.e. Cameron, Rastrelli, Rossi) while short-term assignments by visiting architects (Mies van der Roe, Mendelsohn, May) are omitted.

For the full plain list of Russian inventors in Wikipedia, see Category:Russian architects.

See also: Russian architecture, List of Russian artists, List of Russian explorers, List of Russian inventors, List of Russian language writers, Russian culture

Alphabetical list

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Portrait Person Notable works
Aloisio da Milano
(15th-16th cc.)
Russia01.gif Grand Duchy of Moscow
architect, fortification engineer
The walls and towers of the Moscow Kremlin along the Neglinnaya River, 1495;
the stone chambers, which today constitute the first three floors of the Terem Palace 1499–1508;
a moat (later dubbed the Alevizov moat in his honor) along the Kremlin wall on the side of the Red Square, 1508–16.
Aloisio the New
(15th-16th cc.)
Russia01.gif Grand Duchy of Moscow
Some sections of the Bakhchisaray palace, Crimea, before 1504;
Archangel Cathedral, the burial place of Moscow's monarchs 1505-08;
Cathedral of the Metropolitan Peter in Vysokopetrovsky Monastery, Moscow, admittedly the earliest rotunda in Russia 1514-17.


Portrait Person Notable works
Gavriil Baranovsky
 Russian Empire
eclectics and Art Nouveau architect
Baltic Shipyard workshops (assistant to Ernest Gibert), St. Petersburg, 1880;
Eliseyev Emporium, St. Petersburg, 1900-03;
Buddhist Temple, St. Petersburg, 1909-15.
Petr Baranovsky
 Russian Empire
 Soviet Union
architect, preservationist, restorer
Credited with saving Saint Basil's Cathedral from destruction in the early 1930s, founding and managing the Kolomenskoye and Andrei Rublev museums, and developing modern restoration technologies;
restored Golden Gate in Vladimir;
restored Krutitsy Metochion in Moscow.
Restored Metropolitan's Chamber in Krutitsy, Moscow
Баженов01.jpg Vasili Bazhenov
 Russian Empire
neoclassical and Gothic Revival architect, graphic artist, architectural theorist and educator
Moscow's Tsaritsyno park buildings (first palace, Figurny Bridge, Opera House), 1775-86;
Pashkov House in Moscow (attribution disputed), 1784—86.
Figurny Bridge in Tsaritsyno, Moscow
Leon Benois (1856-1928)
 Russian Empire
 Soviet Union
(French descent)
eclectical, neoclassical, Neo-Gothic and Russian Revival architect
(son of Nicholas Benois)
Roman Catholic cathedral of Notre-Dame of Lourdes in St. Petersburg (together with Marian Peretyatkovich), 1903-09;
Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, Warsaw (later demolished), 1894—1912;
The House of Benua in St. Petersburg (together with Albert Benois and Yuly Benois), 1911-14.
The House of Benua, St. Petersburg
Nicholas Benois (1813-1898)
 Russian Empire
(French descent)
Gothic Revival architect
(father of Leon Benois, Alexander Benois and Albert Benois)
A court architect to Nicholas I of Russia, he oversaw many projects in the imperial residence in Peterhof, notably the Principal Imperial Stables, 1847-52;
rebuilt the fountain cascades of Peterhof;
designed the number of the first railway stations in Russia, like in Strelna, Tsarskoe Selo, and New Peterhof (latter in 1857).
Chess mountain Cascade in Peterhof
New Peterhof railway station
Alexander Bernadazzi (1831-1907
Brothers Bernardacci, Johann (1782-1842) and Joseph (1788-1840
Karl Blank (1728-1793
Ilya Bondarenko (1867-1947
Joseph Bové (1784-1834
Vincenzo Brenna[1] (1745-1820
Alexander brullov.jpg Alexander Brullov (1798-1877)
 Russian Empire
(French descent)
Neoclassical architect and painter
Most of his works were created in St. Petersburg:
Mikhaylovsky Theatre, 1831-33;
Lutheran Church of St. Peter and St. Paul, 1833-38;
Pulkovo Observatory, 1834-39;
the Headquarters of Guard Corps on Palace Square, 1837-43;
Pompei Hall, the Malachite Room and the White Hall in Winter Palace (after 1837).


Portrait Person Notable works
Charles Cameron[2] (1743-1812)
Francesco Camporesi[1] (1747-1831)[3]
Cavos.jpg Alberto Cavos
 Russian Empire
(Italian descent)
neoclassical architect, theatre designer
(the grandfather of Albert Benois, Leon Benois and Alexander Benois)
Rebuilt the Bolshoi Kamenny Theatre in St. Petersburg, 1826-36 (mostly demolished and replaced by Saint Petersburg Conservatory);
the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow, 1853–56; completed rebuilding of the Mikhaylovsky Theatre in St. Petersburg, 1859;
the Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg, 1859–60.
Moscow's Bolshoi Theatre in Cavos times
Serge Chermayeff (1900-1996)
Yakov Chernikhov[4] (1889-1951
Lev Chrśonowicz (1838-1907


Portrait Person Notable works
Alexey Dushkin (1904-1977


Portrait Person Notable works
Mikhail Eisenstein (1867-1921


Portrait Person Notable works
Shukin-Felten.jpg Yury Felten
 Russian Empire
(German descent)
baroque, neoclassical and Gothic Revival architect, engineer
A court architect to Catherine the Great, he created most of his works in St. Petersburg:
a heavy-lifting machine that moved the enormous Thunder Stone rock, the pedestal of the Bronze Horseman, 1770;
Chesme Church and Palace, 1770-80;
iron-cast grille of the Summer Garden, 1783;
granite embankments of Neva, 1764–84
the Old Hermitage wing of the Winter Palace, 1771-87.
Cast-iron grille of the Summer Garden, St. Petersburg
Aristotile Fioravanti
(1415-1420 – c. 1486)
Russia01.gif Grand Duchy of Moscow
Renaissance architect and engineer
Palazzo del Podestà, Bologna, Italy, 1453;
Dormition Cathedral, Moscow, 1475–79.
Ivan Fomin (1872-1936


Portrait Person Notable works
Domenico Gilardi (1785-1845
Moisei Ginzburg[4] (1892-1946
Ilya Golosov (1883-1945
Panteleimon Golosov (1882-1945
Afanasy Grigoriev (1782-1868
Alexey Gornostaev (1808-1862)
Fyodor Gornostaev (1867–1915
David Grimm.jpg David Grimm
 Russian Empire
neo-Byzantine and Russian Revival style architect
Grimm designed numerous Orthodox churches in Western Europe, Jerusalem and Russian Empire :
Church of Maria Magdalene in Jerusalem, 1885-88;
Cathedral of Saint Alexander Nevsky, Tbilisi, 1871-97 (demolished);
Cathedral of Saint Vladimir in Chersonesos, 1858-97.


Portrait Person Notable works
Viktor Hartmann (1834-1873)
William Heste (Hastie)[2] (1763-1832


Portrait Person Notable works
Boris Iofan
 Russian Empire
 Soviet Union
constructivist and Stalin Empire style architect
House on Embankment, Moscow, 1928-31;
1931-33 winning draft of the Palace of Soviets (never built);
Soviet Pavilions at 1937 World's Fair in Paris and 1939 World's Fair in New York;
Baumanskaya station of Moscow Metro, 1944.
USSR pavilion at 1937 World's Fair in Paris
Illarion Ivanov-Schitz (1865-1937


Portrait Person Notable works
Alexander Kaminsky (1829-1897
Nodar Kancheli[5] (born 1946)
Matvey Kazakov (1738-1812
Lev Kekushev (1862-1919)[3]
Vasily Kenel (1834-1893)
Lev Khrshchonovich (1838-1907)
Roman Klein (1858-1924
Alexander Kokorinov (1726-1772
Fyodor Kon Large.jpg Fyodor Kon
(fl. 1585–1600)
Russia01.gif Tsardom of Russia
fortification engineer and architect
a monument in Smolensk Kremlin on photo
the walls and towers of Novospassky Monastery in Moscow and several other Russian monasteries;
Bely Gorod fortification ring of Moscow, 1585–93 (in 18th-19th centuries replaced with the Boulevard Ring);
Smolensk Kremlin, the largest one in Russia, 1597–1602.
Semiverhaya (Seven-tops) tower of Moscow's Bely Gorod
Smolensk Kremlin wall in 1912
Konstantin Korovin[4] (1861-1939
Ivan Kuznetsov (1867-1942
Andrey Kvasov (1720–1770)[3]


Portrait Person Notable works
Nikolai Ladovsky[4] (1881-1941
Nikolay Lanceray (1880-1942)
Nikita Lazarev (1866-1932
Ivan Leonidov[4] (1902-1959
El Lissitzky[4] (1890-1941)
Berthold Lubetkin[6] (1901-1990


Portrait Person Notable works
Ivan Mashkov (1867-1945)
Georg Johann Mattarnovy (?-1719)
Konstantin Melnikov (1890-1974
Adam Menelaws[2]
Miron Merzhanov (1895-1975
Maximilian Messmacher (1842-1906
Ivan Michurin (1700–1763)
Ippolit Monighetti (1819-1878)
Auguste de Montferrand[7] (1786-1858
Arkady Mordvinov (1896-1964


Portrait Person Notable works
Nikolai Nikitin (1907-1973)
 Russian Empire
 Soviet Union
structural designer and construction engineer
Invented a number of innovative techniques, including the usage of prestressed concrete with wire ropes; works include:
Moscow State University, 240 m, 1949-53;
Warsaw Palace of Culture and Science, 237 m, 1952-55;
Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, 1955-56;
The Motherland Calls statue on Mamayev Kurgan in Volgograd, 85 m, 1967;
Ostankino Tower, 540 m, 1963-67;
Nikitin-Travush 4000 project (4000 metres, precursor to X-Seed 4000)
540 metre Ostankino Tower in Moscow
Ivan Nikolaev (1901-1979


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Vyacheslav Oltarzhevsky (1880-1966)


Portrait Person Notable works
Marian Peretyatkovich (1872-1916)
Petrok Maly
(? - c. 1539)
Russia01.gifGrand Duchy of Moscow
Credited as a possible architect of the Ascension Church in Kolomenskoye (an early tented roof church), 1528—32; Kitai-gorod wall and towers (now mostly dismantled), 1533-38; Sebezh Kremlin wall (now dismantled), 1539
Ascension Church in Kolomenskoye, Moscow
Remaining part of the Kitai-gorod wall in Zaryadye, Moscow
Alexander Pomerantsev (1849-1918)
Anatoly Polyansky (1928-1993


Portrait Person Notable works
Giacomo Quarenghi[1] (1744-1817


Portrait Person Notable works
Bartolomeo Rastrelli[1] (1700-1771)
Ivan Rerberg (1869–1932
Antonio Rinaldi[1] (1710-1794)[3]
Ivan Ropet (1845–1908)
Carlo Rossi[1] (1775-1849)
LevRudnev.jpg Lev Rudnev
 Russian Empire
 Soviet Union
Stalin Empire style architect
Moscow State University (1949-1953);
Palace of Culture and Science in Warsaw, Poland, (1952-1955);
Latvian Academy of Sciences, Riga, Latvia, (1953-1956).
240 metre Moscow State University main building
Marco Ruffo (15th century


Portrait Person Notable works
Fyodor Schechtel (1859-1926
Vladimir Shchuko (1878-1939)
Alexey Shchusev (1873-1949
Vladimir Osipovich Sherwood (1832-1897
Vladimir Vladimirovich Sherwood (1867-1930
Vladimir Shukhov[5] (1853-1939
Pietro Antonio Solari (15th century)
Ivan Starov (1745–1808
Andrei Stackenschneider (1802-1865
Vasily Stasov (1769–1848)
Joseph Sunlight (1888-1978
Pavel Suzor (1844-1919)
 Russian Empire
eclectics and Art Nouveau architect
Over 80 apartment, baths and corporate buildings in St. Petersburg, including:
Ushakov House, 1882-83;
First Mutual Credit Society House, 1888-90;
Singer House, 1902-04;
Ushakov House, St. Petersburg


Portrait Person Notable works
Vladimir Tatlin[4] (1885-1953
Konstantin Thon (1794-1881
Domenico Trezzini
Russia01.gif Tsardom of Russia
 Russian Empire
(Swiss Italian)
Petrine Baroque architect
Trezzini was the first chief architect of the newly founded Saint Petersburg; he designed the first general plan of St. Petersburg, as well as plans of Kronstadt (1704) and the Alexander Nevsky Monastery (1717), and supervised a number of major projects:
Peter and Paul Fortress (since 1703), with the Peter and Paul Cathedral inside, 1712-33;
Peter the Great's Summer Palace, 1710-11;
Twelve Collegia Building (now the main building of Saint Petersburg University), 1722-36.
Zurab Tsereteli[8] (born 1934
Yevgraph Tyurin (1793-1873


Portrait Person Notable works
Dmitry Ukhtomsky (1719–1774)


Portrait Person Notable works
Victor Vasnetsov[4] (1848-1926
Alexander Vesnin (1883-1959)
Leonid Vesnin (1880-1933
Victor Vesnin (1882-1950
Aleksandr Vitberg (1787-1855)
Voronikhin.jpg Andrey Voronikhin
 Russian Empire
neoclassical and Empire style architect and painter
neoclassical interiors of Stroganov Palace, St. Petersburg, 1793;
Voronikhin colonnades and Lion cascade in Peterhof;
Kazan Cathedral, St. Petersburg, 1801-11;
Saint Petersburg Mining Institute, 1806-11.
Mikhail Vrubel[4] (1856-1910


Portrait Person Notable works
Postnik Yakovlev
(16th century)
Russia01.gifGrand Duchy of Moscow
Russia01.gifTsardom of Russia
tented-roof architect and fortification engineer
Saint Basil's Cathedral on Red Square in Moscow, 1555-60;
with Ivan ShirIai designed the walls of the Kazan Kremlin and, according to some sources, the Cathedral of the Assumption in Kazan, 1561-62.
Vasili Yermolin (15th century


Portrait Person Notable works
Andreyan Zakharov (1761-1811)
Alexander Zelenko (1871-1953
Mikhail Zemtsov
Russia01.gif Tsardom of Russia
 Russian Empire
Petrine Baroque architect
participated in designing the Summer Garden in St. Petersburg and the park in Peterhof;
completed the design of Kadriorg palace and park in Tallinn 1718-25;
The Church of Simon and Annа, Saint Petersburg, 1734;
Kadriorg palace in Tallinn, Estonia
The Church of Simon and Annа, Saint Petersburg
Nikolay Zherikhov (1870s-1916)[3]
Ivan Zholtovsky (1867-1959)

References and notes

  1. ^ a b c d e f Citizens or natives of Italy or its predecessor states.
  2. ^ a b c Citizens or natives of the United Kingdom.
  3. ^ a b c d e Years of birth or death are unknown or disputed, see main article for clarifications.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i Architect known primarily for conceptual projects and graphic design.
  5. ^ a b Structural engineer involved in architectural projects.
  6. ^ Émigré, worked primarily outside of Russia/USSR
  7. ^ Citizens or natives of France
  8. ^ Sculptor involved in monument building projects.


  • Years of life of Moscow architects verified as in: Nachokina, Maria (2005) (in Russian). Arhitektory moskovskogo moderna ("Архитекторы московского модерна"). Moscow: Giraffe. ISBN 5-89832-043-1.  


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