CEO, Senior Architect, Founding Partner
Alexander Sverdlov is a Rotterdam and Moscow based architect with 18 years of professional experience. After graduating from Moscow Architectural Institute, Alexander worked at the State Architectural Design Institute (MNIIP) as a project architect.
In 2000, he has moved to The Netherlands where he studied at the Berlage Institute (Rotterdam). Following the invitation of his Berlage professor Willem-Jan Neutelings, Alexander joined Neutelings-Riedijk architecten (Rotterdam) immediately after graduation to work as an architect and a project architect for architectural and masterplanning competitions. His work has been featured in major Neutelings- Riedijk exhibitions and publications.
In 2003, he joined OMA/AMO (Rotterdam) to lead the Hermitage Museum extension. Later on, he continued his career at WEST 8 (Rotterdam) as a project architect for several award winning international projects, including the famous Park Lineal in Madrid (the 1st prize).
Alexander co-founded SVESMI Holding BV in 2007, while working as a project architect at de Architekten Cie (Amsterdam). In the same year, he was invited by an architect Winy Maas (MVRDV) to join the team of tutors at the Why Factory, the research institute for the future city, at the Delft Technical University. Up until today he teaches and lectures internationally. At SVESMI, Alexander leads architectural projects and defines the design agenda of the office.