Volodymyr Babii

Volodymyr Babii

Alexandria, VA, US

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I believe that the main benefit of architectural education is the development of design thinking that does not limit itself to a particular discipline. That mindset made me look beyond the narrow field of architecture and search for the new ways to apply my design ability. Thus, apart from architectural design I have also focused on graphic design, set design, product design, event and festival planning and other. My deep interest in urban studies and relations between the city and architecture gave me the momentum to pursue an Urban Design degree as the next step in my professional development. My thesis project in Urban Design was focused on finding and creating “spaces of otherness” or (as Foucault puts it) Heterotopias at different scales and conditions. 


Demian Wilbur Architects, Washington, DC, US, Architectural Designer

My responsibilities at this position included:
- Concept Design
- Design Development
- CD Production
- CA/Consultants Coordination
- 3D Modeling/visualization
- Interior Design
- Scale model making
- Graphic/Identity Design

Jan 2017 - Jan 2018

Self-Employed, Architectural Design, Graphic Design, Freelance Architect and Designer

- Architectural Design
- Graphic Design
- Set Design
- Festival Planning/Administration
- Printing Material Design
- Lighting Design
- Interior Design

Jan 2007 - Jan 2018

Washington Alexandria Architecture Center, Alexandria, VA, US, Graduate Assistant

- Graphic design / Printed material production
- Managing the Printer Lab
- Laser Cutting and Maintenance
- Exhibition organization

Aug 2015 - Dec 2016

Retro Cruise Ukraine, Kyiv, Ukraine, Event Planning & Administration

- Location Survey
- Planning and layout
- Installation/assembly & administration
- Volunteer coordination
- Graphic design
- On-site coordination

Jan 2012 - Jul 2015

Most Architectural Bureau, Kyiv, Ukraine, Junior Architect

- Design Development
- Documentation Production
- 3D Modeling/visualization
- Interior Design
- Exterior Design
- Concept Design \ Client Presentations

Jan 2013 - Jan 2015

LURE Lignting Design, Kyiv, Ukraine, Co-Founder

Lighting Design / Furniture Design


Jan 2012 - Jan 2014

Forma Architects, Kyiv, Ukraine, Intern Architect

Jan 2012 - Jan 2013


Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech), Washington Alexandria Architecture Center, Masters, MS - Urban Design

Urban Design studies at Virginia Tech NCR Washington-Alexandria Architecture Center.
Thesis Project: Heterotopia - Loose Space for an Edge City (a conceptual graphical study of new types of ultra-dense urban fabric)

Aug 2015 - Dec 2016

National Academy of Fine Arts and Architecture, Kyiv, Ukraine, MArch, Master of Architecture

Jan 2011 - Jun 2012

National Academy of Fine Arts and Architecture, Kyiv, Ukraine, BArch, Bachelor of Architecture

Oct 2006 - Dec 2010


AIA NoVa Interschool Design Competition, 3rd Place

Group Work - Design Charrette - Design Proposals for Pershing Park in Washington D.C.


Graduate Assistantsip, Scholarship

100% Graduate Assistantship (WAAC VT) - Received upon admission and maintained for full program duration.


Elementary School Design Competition - NUAU Ukraine, 2nd Place


Areas of Specialization