Igor Rozhin

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Rozhin, Igor’ Evgen’evich


Born Sept. 17 (30), 1908, in St. Petersburg. Soviet architect. Honored Architect of the RSFSR (1969).

From 1925 to 1930, Rozhin studied at the Leningrad Vkhutein (Higher State Art and Technical Institute) with V. G. Gel’freikh, L. V. Rudnev, I. A. Fomin, and V. A. Shchuko. He taught at the Moscow Architectural Institute from 1935 to 1964 and again in 1972. He was the chief architect of Zelenograd from 1956 to 1963.

Rozhin’s works include the Elektrozavodskaia subway station (1944) and the ground-level lobby of the Novokuznetskaia subway station (1943) in Moscow. These two projects, done in collaboration with Gel’freikh, were awarded the State Prize of the USSR in 1946. Rozhin also worked on the USSR Embassy in Warsaw (1954–56, with the architect A. P. Velikanov) and the V. I. Lenin Central Stadium Complex in Luzhniki, Moscow (1955–56, with the architects A. V. Vlasov, A. F. Khriakov, and others; Lenin Prize, 1959).

Rozhin has been awarded two orders and several medals.

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