Tanya Kalinina, PhD RUA BA (Hons) Dip.Arch

 Founding partner of McAdam Architects 

Studied at Moscow Architectural Institute and Canterbury School of Architecture

On graduation worked for Theo Crosby (Pentagram) and with Ian Ritchie

Initiator of the ice-breaking Project Imagination seminars with Catherine Cooke in 1992

Established the Moscow office of Will Alsop and worked as director from 1993 – 2000

Co-founder of Ask Architects with Eugene Asse 1997 – 2000

Presented Golden Section Award by Union of Moscow Architects in 1999

Visiting tutor at Kuban State University and external examiner for East London University

Completed PhD Practice Research Program with RMIT under direct supervision of Leon van Schaik in Barcelona in 2014


Co-founder of Architectural Development Initiative MBBK, London 2014