I am Ukrainian but I was born in Asia. When I was young my family was always on the move because of my father’s job. And because of this I think the poetry of Asian architecture influenced my creativity in so many ways. Throughout my life I was lucky enough to take design classes in Paris, France and Florence, Italy, the largest design centers of the world! Eventually I received my MA Degree in Architecture from The New School of Architecture and Design in San Diego, California, USA.
I had an incredible opportunity to work as a designer for several high profile architecture firms in San Francisco and San Diego: FPBA, BPA, Tucker Sadler Architects, Powell & Partners Architects and Hendler Design. I also had the great pleasure to work for Alison Whitelaw at Platt / Whitelaw Architects – a San Diego firm specializing in sustainable / green architecture.
My two greatest passions in life: design and travel. This is why I enjoy working with international clients. I love learning new cultures. Traveling also helps me to collect fresh new ideas and to implement them designing for my clients. I get tremendous inspiration from seeing different architecture and styles around the world.
I have been participating in several design competitions, including C2C – Green House Design. My rammed earth self-sustaining house design was selected by a Roanoke, VA contractor for construction. My work has been published in several trade journals and magazines, including ‘Architecture’ magazine.
One of the most incredible experiences in my life was working with a Chinese developer on a 100 acres project. I got to travel to China and meet with local mayors of Jurong province. My team created an amazing design for a small sustainable community called Jade Dragon.