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History Project institute №1 - the country's history


On 25 February 1964, by decree of the State Construction Department of the USSR and the decision of the Leningrad City Council, Project Development Institute No. 1 was assigned accommodation at 1/12 Mayorov Avenue. The Institute would spend 40 years in the famous Lion House on Isaac’s Square.

In 1964, the Institute was designing up to 250 projects simultaneously. Over 400 projects were issued that year. 



More than 5,000 facilities in 20 countries

Архангельский целлюлозно-бумажный комбинат i

Автор: Смирнов Владимир


Arkhangelsk self-contained paper mill

One of the Institute’s most important design projects in 1963, the mill was declared a komsomol-type construction project. The Institute performed a sweeping scope of work designing the mill’s building-and-structure complex. Today, the mill is a major manufacturer of packaging cardboard and one of the Russian leaders in terms of pulp production. 


The Institute’s outstanding personalities

Сергей Павлович Чабурин

Sergey Chaburin

Chief engineer 1954–1967

He was appointed chief engineer of Project Development Institute № 1 by order of USSR Gosstroy (State Committee for Construction) on August 6, 1954. He started his career at the Institute virtually from the time of its foundation. In 1947, he became head of the hydrotechnical department; in 1949, he was included in the technical council that was set up at the time. He was a member of groups of authors working out advanced structures; he is the author of many published professional papers. Honored Builder of the RSFSR, he was awarded the Order of the Red Banner of Labor.


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