Drozdov is an architect, urbanist, artist, academic, and EU Mies van der Rohe Award expert. Since 1997, he is the founder and Chief Architect of Drozdov&Partners architectural office. In 2017, Drozdov became a co-founder of the Kharkiv School of Architecture and its Technical Bloc curator and lecturer. Since 2020, he is a co-founder and the Chief Architect of the Paragraph studio of architecture and urbanism in Montreux, Switzerland.
In 2015, Drozdov curated the Terralogia art project in Shcherbenko Art Centre, Kyiv, and YermilovCentre for contemporary art, Kharkiv, Ukraine. In 2012, he curated the Circumstances project representing Ukraine at the Moscow Architecture Biennale, winning the First Prize in the “Best Curated Project” nomination. In 2011, Drozdov was the co-author and critic of the Columbia University GSAPP semester project. In 2005, he represented Ukraine at the Flood International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam (IABR) with the “Monisto” project. In 2003, Drozdov initiated the Architectural Ambulance international project design workshop, Kharkiv, a ground-breaking event for Ukraine.
The most widely discussed project by Drozdov is the Podil Theatre reconstruction in Kyiv, Ukraine: it showcased issues crucial for Ukrainian society and expanded the limits of traditional architectural aesthetics. This project received a number of awards and, in 2019, was nominated for a prestigious EU prize for architecture, EU Mies van der Rohe Award. In 2021, two new objects by Drozdov&Partners were nominated for EU Mies van der Rohe Award: the VG Horse Club and the Sense Dental Clinic.
Drozdov is positive that architects must develop their sense of place, culture, climate, and time. To this end, his whole team is engaged in international projects in France, Korea, Kuwait, Spain, Switzerland, the USA, and other countries, which expand their world view and provide a better understanding of themselves and their own culture. The key project method practised by the team is discussion and peer revision. Another crucial factor for the team’s development is a regular exchange of functions between the architects: their work ranges from urban design and large-scale area research to interior design and even scenography. This practice provides the team with a broad scope of competences and experience, which can be applied to expand their understanding of the situation, visibly improve the quality of their solutions and make them more insightful.
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