Anna Bokov is a Ph.D. Candidate at Yale University, Critic in the Yale School of Art, and 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.
Anna received her B.Arch. from Syracuse University and her M.Arch. from the Harvard Graduate
School of Design. 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. She is a recipient of the Mellon Fellowship
and of the Beinecke Research Fellowship at Yale.
Architecture Group for Smart City Design, Ecological Planning, and Art.