The chief architect of Moscow since 2012, Sergey co-founded the architectural bureau SPEECH Tchoban & Kuznetsov in 2006. Today the successful practice boasts over 250 employees, implementing numerous projects in Russia and abroad.
Buildings designed with the participation of Sergey Kuznetsov have won international awards, among them the Museum for Architectural Drawing in Berlin which won the Ar+d Awards for Emerging Architecture 2013 (United Kingdom), and Best of Best the Iconic Awards 2013 by the German Design Council.
In 2012 Sergey withdrew from SPEECH after being appointed chief architect of Moscow. Today he is eager to improve the quality of architecture in Moscow through competitive participation by foreign experts, enhance the quality of social objects and public spaces, and engage in educational and publishing projects.
Sergey participates in both local and international architectural exhibitions. His drawings have been exhibited at the State Tretyakov Gallery (Only Italy! Architectural graphic art of the XVIII-XXIst centuries, 2014), L’Istituto Centrale per la Grafica (Solo Italia, Rome 2016), and Multimedia Art Museum (Moscow, 2016).
Since 2012 Sergey has participated regularly in exhibitions during Design Week in Milan. In 2010 and 2012 he was the co-curator of the Russian pavilion at the Architectural Biennale in Venice and received the Honourable Mention prize by the jury for the first time. In 2014 he was curator of the exhibition MOSKVA: Urban Space, at the XIV International Architecture Exhibition, La Biennale di Venezia.
In 2015 he was the curator from the government of Moscow at the Russian pavilion during Expo Milano. He designed the decoration of the opening ceremony of the historical stage of Helikon Opera Theatre in Moscow the same year and in 2016 Sergey was curator of the Russian pavilion at the XV International Architecture Exhibition, La Biennale di Venezia.
He is a jury member of architectural competitions and awards (MIPIM Awards)
Sergey Kuznetsov is the head of the collective of authors-designers of the Zaryadye Park, and also the head of the collective of authors for the reconstruction of the big sports arena of Luzhniki.
He presented the Zaryadye Park project to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) twice, as head of the collective of authors-designers of the Zaryadye Park. As a delegate from the Moscow government, he took part in talks with UNESCO representatives on the coordination of the location for the monument to Grand Prince St. Vladimir in Borovitskaya square. Kuznetsov initiated an architectural and city planning contest for renovation concepts for experimental sites to be implemented by the Moscow residential fund. He has been the chairman of the city planning council of the Skolkovo Foundation since 2014.
Sergey graduated from the Moscow Architectural Institute in 2001.