smena
architectural and transportation consulting



SMENA is an architecture and transportation design studio that works with cities, regional governments and private developers. Our team is interested in the sustainable development of cities, the emergence of high-quality modern architecture and the enhancement of urban mobility, especially pedestrian and bicycle traffic.
CONSULTING
2022
Project Russia" and the design bureau "SMENA" announced an open call for projects to participate in the special project "Architecture against disasters" at the exhibition ARCH Moscow-2022.
2022
Conducted a closed architectural competition for the private developer Etalon Group, St. Petersburg.
2022
Designed a functional concept for the development of a commercial and business cluster in a cultural heritage site for a private developer, Moscow.
In collaboration with the Khvoya architectural bureau and TheDreamersunited.
2019
Produced an open international competition for the architectural landscape concept for the Tuchkov Buyan Park in St.Petersburg. The park is part of the city's historic centre and UNESCO World Heritage Site. The competition was operated by Strelka KB, a leading Russian company providing strategic consultancy services in the field of urban development.
CONCEPT DEVELOPMENT and design of cycling and pedestrian infrastructure.
Our company has been involved in the development of bicycle master plans in St. Petersburg, Leningrad region, Kislovodsk and other Russian cities:
Development of cycling infrastructure, St. Petersburg
Client: Government of St. Petersburg, 2015-2020

  • management
  • planning
  • promotion
  • implementation
  • analysis of international experience
  • cost-effectiveness analysis
  • budgeting
  • regulation
Concept development for cycling tourism in the Leningrad region and St. Petersburg
Client: Transport Integration Ltd, 2019

  • expert review
  • planning
  • conceptual design
Concept for the development of cycling in the resort city of Kislovodsk
Client: Strelka KB, 2020

  • expert review
  • planning
  • conceptual design
The concept for the development of cycling on the left bank of the Nevsky district of St. Petersburg with the inclusion of the Ivanovsky quarry recreation zone
Client: public movement "People's Experts", 2015

  • analytics
  • conceptual design
Development of a local network of cycling routes in the Vyborgsky district of St. Petersburg
Client: Bright Hostel, 2015

  • analytics
  • conceptual desig
DESIGN of transportation infrastructure
2022
Development of traffic management projects for the city of Murmansk.
2021
Development of draft road and traffic management plans for the city of Derbent.
SUPPORT in the implementation of projects for the development of cycling infrastructure.
We set up the entire system for project implementation which includes:
  • Project initiation
  • Setting of goals and objectives
  • Public discussions and approvals with authorities
  • Development of the project management structure
  • Promotion of the project
  • Budgeting, including targeted programmes
  • Establishment of the project monitoring system
  • Organisation of exchange visits
  • Training of staff and contractors
EDUCATION
We lecture, attend conferences and actively share our knowledge:
2020/2021
Skolkovo, Master of Public Policy programme for mayors of 100 cities.
Lecture and workshops on the development of cycling infrastructure for city teams.
2020
Neftekamsk, UrbanDay.
Lecture "Development of Cycling Infrastructure in Russia: the case of St. Petersburg".
Workshop on the design of a cycling network.
2019
St. Petersburg, IV International Cycling Congress.
Lectures and a mobile workshop on the design of cycling routes.
2016
Publication and dissemination of practical recommendations of the European program for the development of cycling infrastructure and promotion of cycling PRESTO (Promoting Cycling for Everyone as a Daily Transport Mode).
2014/2015
St. Petersburg, an international conference "The Role of Cycling in Changing the Urban Transportation System".
PARTICIPATION in competitions
2021
Finalists of the open international competition for the architectural and urban planning concept for the embankment on the federal territory "Sirius" in collaboration with the Khvoya architectural bureau.
WHO WE ARE
Daria
Tabachnikova
Founder & CEO
Dmitry
Kupressov
Urban Planner
Denis
Minitsky
Transportation Engineer
Alexey
Gulyaev
Transportation Engineer
SMENA
architectural and transportation consulting