Bio Elena Kropaneva


  • 2008 – 2010 International Master «Erasmus Mundus TPTI (Technique Patrimoine Territoires de l’Industrie)» ; Université Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne, France ; Universidade de Evora, Portugal ; Università degli studi di Padova, Italy.
  • 2006 –2009 Master in Theory of Architecture and Professional Communications, Ural State Academy of Architecture and Arts,  Yekaterinburg, Russia.
  • 2002 – 2006 Bachelor of Architecture, Ural State Academy of Architecture and Arts, Yekaterinburg, Russia.


  • since 2012: Kropaneva architects, Yekaterinburg, Russia – architect and principal
  • 01.2011 – 09.2011: Walbert-Schmitz GmbH, Aachen, Germany – designer
  • 10.2010 – 01.2011: LOG-architectes, Paris, France – intern architect
  • 06.2007 – 09.2007: Eisenman Architects, New York, USA, summer intern architect


  • 2013: shortlisted finalist of the international competition for new building of Ural Federal University, Yekaterinburg, Russia
  • 2007: the best Diploma Projects show on Florence Expo. Prize of the month in January of the year 2007-2008
  • 2006: diploma from review of the best graduation projects, Kazan, Russia 2006
  • 2005: the chair competition for USAA students of Architecture on the 3rd year, First prize in the category “The project of public building.”
  • 2004: the Ural  RegionalAward in Architecture and Design “The Master’s Hand”, Bronze diploma in the category for students of architecture.

Publications, conferences

  • 2016: participant at the international conference “Winter Cycling Conference: Transport for All”, Novosibirsk, Russia
  • 2015: scientific article “Les systèmes aquatiques des villes-usines ouraliennes en Russie : de l’eau industrielle vers l’eau patrimoniale” in periodical magazine e-Phaïstos – vol.IV n°2 – pp. 10-24
  • 2015: speaker at the round table about urbanism in Russia “Togliatti – une ville neuve en URSS”, Cité d’architecture et de patrimoine, Paris, France
  • 2014: scientific article “Les silos d’Ekaterinburg: entre l’indifférence et spéculation” in the digest Les silos, un patrimoine à inventer  by Gracia Dorel-Ferré, Collection Patrimoines. Laboratoire Langages, Littératures, Sociétés. Université de Savoie N° 4, 2014, p. 95-101
  • 2013: speaker at the international workshop TPTI 2013 “Patrimoines de l’eau”, Université Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne, Paris, France
  • 2012: speaker at the international conference “Companytowns”, Padova, Italy
  • 2011: artwork in the book by Werner Abel, Scanografie – Klappen Sie doch mal auf , Nardelli, Germany,  2011
  • 2007: speaker at the regional conference organized by Ural State Academy of Architecture and Arts with thesis’sof research work “Architectural memory of the city”.
  • 2006: The graduation project “Biosphere” was included in the article in federal periodicaledition about architecture ARX, 06[07] , р. 033
  • 2004: Federal periodical edition about architecture “TATLIN”October 2004, The project of  Supercars Showroom was included in publication dedicated to the Award “The Master’s Hand.”


Mother tongue – Russian, fluency and work proficiency in English and French; Italian and German – basic skills