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Anna Alexandrovna Shchetinina Architectural Collection

Identifier: Ms-2007-031

Scope and Contents

This collection contains project records by Anna Alexandrovna Shchetinina, the head of the Terra architectural firm in Moscow, Russia. This collection contains seven project records dated from 2001-2006.

The project records show a four-story residentail home with an angled glass wall, 2001; the interior and exterior construction and design plans for a large residence with a pool, 2002; the project records for a dacha, 2004; the interior and exterior reconstruction and design plans for Irito Great Wall Motors car dealership showroom, offices, garage, and restaurant, 2005; and the site survey for a large electric insulator factory, 2006.


  • 2001-2005


Language of Materials

The materials in the collection are in Russian.

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

The copyright status of this collection is unknown. Copyright restrictions may apply. Contact Special Collections and University Archives for assistance in determining the use of these materials. Reproduction or digitization of materials for personal or research use can be requested using our reproduction/digitization form: Reproduction or digitization of materials for publication or exhibit use can be requested using our publication/exhibition form: Please contact Special Collections and University Archives ( or 540-231-6308) if you need assistance with forms or to submit a completed form.

Biographical Note

Anna Alexandrovna Shchetinina is a Soviet and Russian architect, interior designer, and modern artist.

Anna Shchetinina was born on April 27, 1958 in Moscow, USSR. Anna Shchetinina's father was a Soviet physicist. He was the head of the Expirimental Labratory and the Central Aerological Observatory Expeditions at the USSR Academy of Sciences in Moscow. Her mother was the Deputy Chief Economist for "Dzerzhinets."

In 1982, Anna graduated from the Moscow Architectural Institute. In 1991, she opened Terra, an architectural firm in Moscow concentrating on private interiors and larger projects. As the head of Terra, Shchetinina worked on the cinema called "Drummer" and restaurants in Ostankino Tower, which is owned by the unitary enterprise Russian TV and Radio Broadcasting Network in Moscow.

Her first marriage was to Vasily Vladimirovich Bychkov from 1977-1990. Bychkov is a Soviet architect, Russian businessman, and public and political figure. Bychkov is also a member of the Civic Chamber of the Russian Federation.

Between 1994-1995, Anna Shchetinina remarried an English architect and moved to the United Kingdom. While residing in the United Kingdom, Shchetinina worked on several private galleries.

Shchetinina was encouraged by friends to return to Russia. She became the head of landscape workshops for the Nikola-Lenivets park, a place for artists to live and work. At Nikola-Lenivets, Anna met Vasily Mikhailovichy Shchetinina, a Russian artist and architect. Shchetinina and Shchetinin married in 1996.

Anna Shchetinina is also a member of the Union of Architects of Russia and the Russian Union of Artists. Her firm, Terra, is still active and undertakes projects of design and reconstruction of residential, public, and industrial buildings. In addition, Terra offers landscape organization, creation of interior items, and art layouts. Terra has been published in various architectural journals including "Arch-Moscow", "Headquarters", "The Best Interiors", "Tabouret", "Architectural Herald", and others.


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Anna Alexandrovna Shchetinina (19578-present) graduated from the Moscow Architectural Institute in 1982. Anna Shchetinina founded her architecture studio, TERRA, in 1991. Anna Schetinina serves as the Head of the Studio. TERRA focuses on interior design as well as larger projects. Some projects of note include Anna's work on the interior design for the cinema "Drummer" and restaurants in Ostankino tower. Anna Shchetinina is a member of the Union of Architects of Russia and the Russian Artists' Union. The collection consists of project files, floor plans, interior design plans, and other materials related to seven projects Shchetinina's studio worked on between 2001-2005.


The collection consists of a single series which is arranged in chronological order.

Source of Acquisition

The Anna Alexandrovna Shchetinina Collection was donated to the IAWA at Special Collections in October 2007 by its creator.

Rights Statement for Archival Description

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Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of the Anna Alexandrovna Shchetinina was completed in October 2015.

Anna Alexandrovna Shchetinina Architectural Collection, 2001-2005
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Revision Statements

  • 2020-10-14: Finding aid notes updated to new department standards. juliags

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech Repository

Special Collections and University Archives, University Libraries (0434)
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Newman Library, Virginia Tech
Blacksburg Virginia 24061 US