A Guide to the Anna Alexandrovna Shchetinina Architectural Collection, 2001-2005 Shchetinina, Anna Alexandrovna Architectural Collection, Ms2007-031

A Guide to the Anna Alexandrovna Shchetinina Architectural Collection, 2001-2005

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Collection Number Ms2007-031


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Collection Number
Anna Alexandrovna Shchetinina Architectural Collection, 2001-2005
Physical Characteristics
0.2 cu.ft., 1 box
Shchetinina, Anna Alexandrovna
Anna Alexandrovna Shchetinina (19578-present) graduated from the Moscow Architectural Institute in 1982. Anna Shchetinina founded her architecture studio, TERRA, in 1991. Anna Schetinina serves as the head of the studio. TERRAfocuses on interior design as well as larger projects. Select projects of note include Anna's work on the interior design for the cinema "Drummer" and restaurants in Ostankino tower. Anna Shchetinina is a member of the Union of Architects of Russia and the Russian Artists' Union. This collection consists of project files, floor plans, interior design plans, and other materials related to seven projects Shchetinina's studio worked on between 2001-2005.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish material from the Anna Alexandrovna Shchetinina Architectural Collection must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: Anna Alexandrovna Shchetinina Architectural Collection, Ms 2007-031, Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va.

Acquisition Information

The Anna Alexandrovna Shchetinina Architectural Collection was donated to Special Collections in October 2007 as part of the International Archive of Women in Architecture.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of the Anna Alexandrovna Shchetinina was completed in October 2015.

Biographical/Historical Note

Anna Alexandrovna Shchetinina is a Soviet and Russian architect, interior designer, and modern artist. Anna Shchetinina is also a member of the Union of Architects of Russia and the Russian Union of Artists. Her firm TERRA is still active and undertakes projects of design and reconstruction of residential, public, and industrial buildings. In addition, TERRA offers landscape organization, creation of interior items, and art layouts. TERRAhas been published in various architectural journals including "Arch-Moscow", "Headquarters", "The Best Interiors", "Tabouret", "Architectural Herald", and others.

Shchetinina was born on April 27, 1958 in Moscow, USSR. Her father was a Soviet physicist. He was the head of the Experimental Laboratory and the Central Aerological Observatory at the USSR Academy of Sciences in Moscow. Her mother was the Deputy Chief Economist for "Dzerzhinets." In 1982, Anna graduated from the Moscow Architectural Institute. She opened TERRAin 1991, an architectural firm in Moscow concentrating on private interiors and larger projects. As the head of TERRA, Shchetinina worked on the cinema called "Drummer" and restaurants in Ostankino Tower, which is owned by the unitary enterprise Russian TV and Radio Broadcasting Network in Moscow.

Her first marriage, from 1977-1990, was to Vasily Vladimirovich Bychkov, a Soviet architect, Russian businessman, and public and political figure. Bychkov is also a member of the Civic Chamber of the Russian Federation. Anna Shchetinina married an English architect from 1994-1995 and moved to the United Kingdom where she worked on several private galleries. Shchetinina was encouraged by friends to return to Russia. She became the head of landscape workshops for the Nikola-Lenivets park, a place for artists to live and work. At Nikola-Lenivets, Anna met Vasily Mikhailovichy Shchetinina, a Russian artist and architect. Shchetinina and Shchetinin married in 1996.

Scope and Content

This collection contains project records by Anna Alexandrovna Shchetinina, the head of the TERRA architectural firm in Moscow, Russia. This collection contains seven project records dated from 2001-2006.

The project records show a four-story residential home with an angled glass wall, 2001; the interior and exterior construction and design plans for a large residence with a pool, 2002; the project records for a dacha, 2004; the interior and exterior reconstruction and design plans for Irito Great Wall Motors car dealership showroom, offices, garage, and restaurant, 2005; and the site survey for a large electric insulator factory, 2006.


The collection consists of a single series which is arranged in chronological order.

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Contents List

Folder 1
Residential house in the village of Ivanovskoye, in the Istrinsky district, Moscow area, 2001

This project record includes floor plans for a residential home, including a small house for a caretaker and a summer barbecue area. [Zhiloy dom v pos. Ivanovskoye, Istrinkovo, r-na, Moscovskoy Oblasti]

Folder 2
Working draft: reconstruction of a country home. Exterior. Village of Penates, Moscow area, 2002

Floor plan and computer rendering of a country home. [Rabochi proyekt reconstruktsi zagorodnovo zhilovo doma. facadi. Poc. Penati, Mosckovskoy oblasti]

Folder 3
Working draft: reconstruction of a country home. Exterior. Village of Penates, Moscow area , 2002

Floor plan and computer rendering of the interior design plan. [Rabochi proyekt: reconstruktsi zagorodnovo zhilovo doma facadi. pos. Penati, Moscovskoy oblasti]

Folder 4
Designs of a Banya: the Oven-House, 2004

Floor plans and photographs of a model for a banya or sauna room. [Proyekt doma-pechi]

Folder 5
Design project showroom located at address: Mitnaya St., house number 66 , 2005

Site plans for the Irito car dealership. Photographs of the exterior as well as floor plans and computer renderings of the interior plan. [Dizayn proyekt avtosalon, racpolozhenovo po adresu, ulitza mitnaya, dom 66]

Folder 6
Remodeling of the garage building with the car dealership in the city of Moscow, Mitnaya st., house number 66. Architectural solutions, 2005

Detailed floor plan and computer renderings for the interior design plan. [Pereplanirovka chasti zdaniya garazha s avtosalona v g. Mosckva, ul. Mitnaya, 66. Arkitekturnaya resheniya]

Folder 7
Detailed plan of the territory of "Gzhel factory 'electric insulators'" , 2005

Site survey with computer renderings for the Gzhel factory. [Proyekt detalnoy planirovki teratori OAO "Gzhelski zavod 'Elektroizolyator'"]