SET UP DATE: July 2006
ASSOCIATED ARCHITECTS: Adrian Soare, Eliza Yokina
Adrian Soare was born in Romania in 1974. He graduated ‘Ion Mincu’ Architecture University in Bucharest (UAUIM). Shortly after graduation he set up the architecture office named UrbanCult with which he gained numerous prizes and competitions. Among the most important ones are: 1st prize for Europan 7 – Riga, Latvija in 2004, 1st prize for Europan 6 – Lamia, Greece in 2002, the grand medal for The Bucharest Architecture Biennale in 2004, The Architecture of Buildings Section with the project ‘Plesca House – Mogosoaia’. Starting with 2000, Adrian is for five years Assistant Professor at UAUIM. In 2006 he starts a new business together with Eliza Yokina, namely the architecture office SYAA.
Eliza Yokina was born in Bulgaria in 1979. After training to become a painter, she decides to follow the courses of ‘Ion Mincu’ Architecture & Urbanism University in Bucharest, Romania for which she is granted a scholarship from the Romanian Ministry of Education. During her studies, she received several merit scholarships and prizes, together with the medal from the Ministry of Education for Exceptional Results at the Graduation Thesis. After graduation she works within several renowned architecture offices in Romania. In 2006, together with Adrian Soare, she puts the basis of the architecture office SYAA.
CONTRIBUTOR ARCHITECTS: Elena Dragu, Irina Plopeanu, Andreea Nica, Cosmin Anghelache.