Anna Bokov is an award winning architect, urban designer, and theoretician. She completed her Ph.D. at Yale University and is an Assistant Professor Adjunct at the Cooper Union. Her dissertation, titled Teaching Architecture to the Masses: VKhUTEMAS in the 1920s, examines the history of design pedagogy in the Soviet Union through the lens of this interdisciplinary school. Her research focuses on the core courses developed by the leaders of the Russian Avant-Garde, including Nikolay Ladovsky, Alexander Rodchenko, and others.
She taught at the Moscow Architectural Institute and at Northeastern University School of Architecture in Boston. Anna was an editor of the Project Russia magazine, a leading architectural periodical in Russia. She has worked as an architect and urban designer with NBBJ in Moscow and Columbus, Ohio; City of Somerville/Office of Strategic Planning and Community Development in Somerville, Massachusetts; Office for Metropolitan Architecture in Rotterdam; Gluckman Mayner Architects and Polshek Partnership/Ennead in New York.
Her work has been presented at the Walker Art Center, Venice Biennale, Moscow Architectural Biennale, ArchMoscow, and AIA New York. Anna was awarded an honorable citation from the Graham Foundation for her dissertation research. Anna received her B.Arch. from Syracuse University and her M.Arch. from the Harvard Graduate School of Design. She is a recipient of the Mellon Fellowship and of the Beinecke Research Fellowship at Yale.