The initiators of BAL_architektek decided to celebrate International Women's Day in a unique way by presenting twelve female architects from Ukraine.
BAL_architektek is a grassroots initiative of female architects Dominika Janicka, Barbara Nawrocki and Dominika Wilczynska, which seeks to change the thinking about the architectural profession. The creators of the initiative emphasize above all the underestimated role of women in the sphere of architecture, which should change. We wrote about the initiative on the portal (See here!) and the creators were interviewed by Łukasz Harat (See here!).
On International Women's Day, which falls today, we are still witnessing Russia's brutal, barbaric aggression in Ukraine. BAL_architectresses decided to present a list of twelve great female architects from Ukraine, which we present below. They include owners of architecture and interior design studios, creators of international brands or local activists.
We remind you of the opportunity to support Ukraine - we presented a list of verified collections (See here!).
architect, curator and lecturer at the Kharkiv School of Architecture, founder of the Nikitenko Team architectural office. She graduated from the School of Architecture in Dessau, and worked for Christian Kerez and Junya Ishigami before founding her own business.
© Alexandra Nikitenko
Architect and interior designer, founder of Iya Turabelidze Studio for private and public interior design.
© Iya Turabelidze
architect, urban planner and researcher, co-founder of Urban Curators. Her areas of interest are the revitalization of post-industrial spaces, temporary actions in urban space and social aspects of urban design.
Ukrainian-born architect and designer, founder of Yakusha Design. Her studio works in the fields of architecture, interiors and product design. She is the creator of the FAINA brand. She lives and works in Belgium.
Yana Vesnina + Olha Sorohina
architects, founders of the Kiev office Misto Zmistu. They design interiors, primarily for gastronomy - bars, cafes and restaurants.
Yana Vesnina + Olha Sorohina
© Yana Vesnina + Olha Sorohina
architect and urban activist, former lecturer and vice-chancellor at Kharkiv School of Architecture, chairwoman of the Urban Reform initiative
© Olexandra Naryzhna
architect and urban activist, works at Urban Reform and the Kharkiv School of Architecture
© Anastasia Paliy
architect, together with Alexander Ivasiv leads founded the Kiev office ATER ARCHITECTS. Together they create architecture and interiors. Their projects are published on foreign portals, including Polish ones.
© Yuliya Tkachenko
architect, founder of JKLab office based in Odessa. JKLab designs on the scale of cubic architecture (primarily hotels) and private and public interiors.
© Janna Kiseleva
is an architect and partner at KOTSIUBA. The studio was founded in 2009 in Kiev and deals with landscape design and public spaces.
© Mariia Andriienko
is a co-founder and chief architect at AER's Kiev design and revitalization office. AER was nominated for the Mies van der Rohe Prize for its development of the space around the St. Spas Church on Berestovo in Kiev.
© Anastasiia Stryzhevska