Anna Bokov is studying the history of early modernist design education in the Soviet Union and the VKhUTEMAS school, active in Moscow from 1920 to 1930. Her research focuses on the architectural methodology developed by Nikolay Ladovsky and his colleagues that pioneered the creative design process through model-making, incorporated psychology and perception theories, and aligned architecture and urban design with the new technologies and methods of industrial production.
Anna received her B.Arch. from Syracuse University and her M.Arch. from the Harvard Graduate School of Design. Anna taught at the Moscow Architectural Institute and Northeastern University School of Architecture in Boston. She was an editor of the Project Russia magazine, a leading architectural periodical in Russia. She has worked as an architect and urban designer with NBBJ in Moscow and Columbus, Ohio; City of Somerville/Office of Strategic Planning and Community Development in Somerville, Massachusetts; Office for Metropolitan Architecture in Rotterdam; Gluckman Mayner Architects and Polshek Partnership/Ennead in New York.