Together we have raised £45,000 to support the Kharkiv School of Architecture in its efforts to continue teaching a new generation of architects in Ukraine. With just three days of our fundraising campaign to go, can you help reach our £50,000 target?


Andriy Yaryhin

Our fundraising campaign to support the Kharkiv School of Architecture will remain open for donations until 5pm on Friday 6 May. We have now raised over £45,000, but need your support to reach our goal of £50,000.

Architecture Today has partnered with the Kharkiv School of Architecture, a progressive and independent school that was forced to flee its city and relocate 1,000km to Lviv, to help support the school in its mission to educate a new generation of architects in Ukraine.

The school needs funding to cover everything from student scholarships to drawing boards to basic living costs to continue its programme, and avoid the ‘brain drain’ tutors fear.

Can you donate to our fundraising campaign to help tutors and students at the Kharkiv School of Architecture?

Thank you to every one of our donors to date. Together we have raised over £45,000 – just £5,000 shy of our target. To name but a few, we would like to thank Los Angeles Architects for Ukraine, the Ove Arup Foundation, Glenn Howells Architects, Heatherwick Studio, Eentien Architecten, Chris Williamson of Weston Williamson+Partners and VMZINC for their generous contributions.


You can watch our webinar with the Kharkiv School of Architecture to hear from the school’s leaders and students first-hand about their challenges and their vision for the future.

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.”