what we do

aZONEguide provides assistance to architectural teams involved in the Russian (speaking) market. Our aim is to guide you towards a positive outcome in each of your projects, either you are stepping into this market for the first time or an experienced team just in need of an extra hand. 

We can help you overcome barriers for an easier, safer approach in the implementation of your projects. Connecting to you just in those specific moments where our input is most needed, and work together with your team into developing assured steps forward. Our background role will strengthen your projects; and your position before clients and partners.

We see clear communication among all involved parties as a fundamental moment, whatever role we play in the process; as assuring it can avoid you costly mistakes. Apart from it we can also be involved in: 

  • architectural tenders, competitions, ongoing projects
  • reviewing and preparing your promotional materials
  • supporting your promotional events abroad
  • communication; including mailing, calling and video conference
  • personal assistance in client meetings
  • project brief clarification and translations
  • coordination of the interaction between sub-contractors
  • normative support and regulatory compliance
  • search for local partnerships – engineers, landscapers, security consultants, material suppliers
  • local project stages and its approval steps
  • team guidance
  • project management
  • project supervision
  • legal support with contracts (together with partners)

how we work

The services provided will be agreed individually, project-by-project and task-by-task, as requirements change with each project and each team. All actions will be adapted specifically to every situation, schedule and budget, what keeps the workload flexible and adapted to the project individual pace.

Our input will be delivered and discussed personally together with your team always when necessary, but all tasks allowing it will be developed remotely.

who you deal with

Based now in Rotterdam, but still fully dedicated to the development of urban and architectural projects in Russia, Anastasia Ivanova and Anton Eguerev will be your guides. Using their 20 years of accumulated professional experience as architects and team managers, they will bring you the collected local knowledge and the access to a professional network that expands to other disciplines in the market.

Their experience as part of international architectural competition consortiums leaded both by Dutch and Russian teams assure the capacity to work in complex teams and intense scenarios, where finding the right answers to questions require the agility you are looking for.