Chris Williamson, Los Angeles Architects for Ukraine and Clive Wilkinson are among a group of international architects who have donated to our fundraising campaign to support the Kharkiv School of Architecture in Ukraine.


Andriy Yaryhin

Architecture Today has partnered with the Kharkiv School of Architecture, a progressive, independent school that has been forced to flee its city and relocate 1,000km across the country to Lviv on the Polish border.

Kharkiv School of Architecture needs support to continue to teach a new generation of architects in Ukraine. The school is not asking for accommodation for refugees, but instead support in keeping the programme running and avoiding the ‘brain drain’ tutors fear. The school needs funds to cover everything from student scholarships to drawing boards to utility boards to basic living costs.

Can you donate to our Just Giving fundraising page to support the Kharkiv School of Architecture? We have raised almost £20,000 with the generous support of architects including Chris Williamson of Weston Williamson+Partners and the Los Angeles Architects for Ukraine but need your support to reach our target of £50,000.

You can also attend a webinar we are running with the Kharkiv School of Architecture to hear from the school’s leaders and students first-hand about their challenges, their vision and what you can do to help.


Kharkiv School of Architecture was founded in the northeastern city of Kharkiv in 2017 by architect Oleg Drozdov with the ambition to become the “best school of architecture in Eastern Europe, to start a new tradition in Ukrainian architecture and to train a new generation of architects and urbanists”.

In a recent interview with Architecture Today following the invasion of Ukraine, he said: “Offices and institutions are offering positions to Ukrainian students. But it’s our goal to consolidate this professional power in Ukraine. If we don’t do that, I think we will face some kind of new professional colonisation. Ukraine will be left without its professional power. In the very near future we will need a lot of engineers and architects.”