Herzog & de Meuron
Born in 1982 in Siberia, Russia, Olga Bolshanina began her studies at the Tomsk School of Architecture and Engineering. She joined Herzog & de Meuron for an internship in 2004, returning in 2007 after receiving her Master’s degree from the École Polytechnique Fédérale in Lausanne (Switzerland). In 2008, she was involved in the Concept Master Plan for Lyon-Confluence in France. From 2009-2011, she led the design of the Barranca Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Guadalajara, Mexico. In 2012, she became an Associate at Herzog & De Meuron. In the following years, she was in charge of the University District Master Plan in Skolkovo (Russia), and subsequently managed all aspects of urban planning, design, and construction for the Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology / Skoltech. Since 2017, Olga has been in charge of the Badaevskiy Brewery redevelopment project in Moscow (Russia). She was appointed Associate Partner at Herzog & de Meuron in 2020. In parallel to developing numerous cultural and educational projects as well as research facilities in Europe, China, Mexico and Russia, she has managed a number of competitions.