The Chair provides theory courses in
architecture and design for students of the Academy, being a graduate
course facility. In 1997 the Chair started to provide a Master of
Architecture degree course.
The Staff of the Chair includes three professors and
four associate professor. One of the professors is a member of the Russian
Academy of Architecture and Civil Engineering. The Chair is headed by
Professor L.P.Kholodova, who is a national representative of Russia in the
International Committee for the Protection of Industrial Heritage, member
of the specialised candidate degree awarding council in architecture,
member of the Euroasian united doctoral degree awarding council.
The Chair has design a Master of Architecture course,
and is conducting active work in postgraduate training. Currently the
Chair has 14 postgraduate students.
The Chair has opened vacancies for doctoral degree
Attached to the Chair is the workshop called “Sphere
of Architecture”. The Chair provides continuing training course in the
design of advertisements.
The staff of the Chair regularly publish theoretical
and training methodology materials. Areas of research activities cover
theory of architecture (issues in architectural form, videoecology, future
architecture, problems in architectural creativity, etc.); history of
architecture (world architectural process, regional architecture,
conservation of monuments of industrial heritage, etc.); architectural
The most notable publications of the Chair are the set
of methodological materials on architectural criticism, the monograph
“Theory of Design”. The monograph “Philosophy of Design”.