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Central House of Architect, Granatny Lane (Pereulok), Moscow, Russia


The building of the present-day Central House of Architect is one of Moscow’s best examples of the neo-gothic style. The building was completed in 1896 by architect Adolf Erichson as a private estate. The interior of the house was done in different styles — gothic, baroque, and eclectic. The house was later transferred to the leader of Moscow’s nobility — Pyotr Bazilyevsky. After the Revolution, it housed the Revolutionary Military Council in 1919, a bureau for servicing foreigners in the 1920’s, and a French Embassy in the 1930’s. Starting from 1937, the mansion has been occupied by the Central House of Architect in accordance with the decision of Politburo of the Central Committee of the Communist Party.


Between 1939 and 1941, the building was expanded: an auditorium and a lobby were added on the 1st floor, and a restaurant designed by architect Miron Merzhanov in the basement. An add-on façade decoration with three vaulted portals was designed by famous Soviet architect Andrei Burov in the 15th century Italian architectural style. In 1975, yet another building was added (designed by Boris Tkhor) with a spacious lobby, conference and exhibition halls, and various administrative rooms.


Founded in 1932, the Central House of Architect is still a creative club uniting architects. The house hosts conferences, exhibitions, lectures, movie demonstrations, and seminars in the field of architecture and construction, and it is home to meetings with prominent architects.

Main Entry with three vaulted portals and Moscow city plan cartouche designed by architect Andrei Burov, 1939-41

Ground Floor Plan with 300 sq. m. Exhibition space and double white marble stair leading to the 2nd floor 400-seat Lecture Hall

Ground Floor Exhibition Hall overlooking the Main Entry

Ground Floor Exhibition Hall overlooking double white marble stair

Second Floor 400-seat Lecture Hall