PROF. MIKHAIL MAMOSHIN

Mamoshin Mikhail was born on June 22, 1960. In 1984 he graduated with honors from the architectural department of the Leningrad Civil Engineering Institute. Then he worked as an architect in the design organizations of Leningrad. During 1990-1993 Mamoshin supervised project work on a series of large-panel cottages to be constructed in Leningrad and its suburbs. At the same time he actively participated in the Soviet and international architectural competitions; many of his works have been given awards. In 1993 Mikhail Mamoshin founded the architectural studio, which at the moment functions as LLC «Mamoshin Architectural Studio».

He is the author of more than 50 buildings constructed in St. Petersburg and its suburbs, including the first in St. Petersburg  multi level parking garage in the historic city center, building of a pedestrian street  which runs parallel to Nevsky Prospect in 130 block of St. Petersburg (residential house, business center “Alia Tempora”, the hotel complex “Novotel”), residential buildings and complexes “At the Metro Pionerskaya “,” At the Metro Chernaya Rechka”, “Lanskoy Kvartal”, “Omega-House”, “Statsky Sovetnik ” and many other buildings, most of which have been given awards at St. Petersburg, Russian and international architectural conceptual contests.

Currently M.A. Mamoshin is among the leading architects of St. Petersburg and Russia. He is a vice president of Union of Architects of St. Petersburg, member of the board of the Union of Architects of Russia and St. Petersburg, vice chairman of the Council of Architecture of the Union of Architects of Russia, professor IAA (International Academy of Architecture), academician of International Academy of Architecture Moscow branch (IAAM) and deputy head of the St. Petersburg Academic Center of IAAM, corresponding member of Russian Academy of Architecture  and construction sciences, chairman of Association of Architectural Workshops in St. Petersburg, and expert of the Worldwide Club of St. Petersburgers.

Mamoshin was awarded the Pushkin Golden Medal “For Contributions to the Development, Preservation and Augmentation of National Cultural Traditions “(1999), Vasily Bazhenov Medal “For High Architectural Skill” (2008). He received the Grand Prix of St. Petersburg’s annual contest “Architecton” “For the best building in 2007” and the Prize of the St. Petersburg Government “In the Field of Literature, Arts and Architecture” (nominated for “Architecture”, 2008).

In January 2009 the creative team under his direction was awarded the gold medal of Russian Academy of Architecture and Construction Sciences; in June-the honorary diploma and marks of conformity for the construction of the administrative building at Ulitsa Tchaikovsky, 44 (extension of Neidgardt mansion) in the category “Modern architecture in the context of the historic environment of St. Petersburg” to be entered in the” White Book “. In 2010 his team was given gold diploma at the contest “Architecton 2010″ and bronze diploma at the XVIII International Festival “Architecture – 2010″ for construction of a multipurpose public and business complex: Palace of Fine Arts, Congress Hall and Vasileostrovskiy Shopping and Entertainment Center located in St. Petersburg, Vasileostrovskiy district, block at northeast of intersection of Sredny Prospect and 24th line (the area of the former Leonova tram deport № 2.)

Mikhail  Mamoshin belongs to modern architects who came to the architectural practice with a creative approach (based on the work of the tradition), which was interrupted almost half a century ago. He is one of the leaders of this trend in St. Petersburg. The essence of his work is a symbiosis of tradition and innovation, as well as finding new theme in St. Petersburg tradition. His work is determined by two trends – the classic historical tradition of St. Petersburg and northern art nouveau at the end of the XIX-early XX century.

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