About the Author
   
Name: arch. Spiridon Alexandrov Ganev
   

Education:

   
1963 - 1970 Superior Institute for Engineering and Construction, Sofia; Major - Architecture
1969 State Superior School of Fine Arts, Paris - France; Specialization in architecture
1969 - 1972 Seminar-workshop Tony Garnier towards the - State Superior School of Fine Arts, Paris - France; Specialization in urban planning
   

Work Experience:

   
1969 Bureau Pierre Vago, Paris - France, Designer
1970 - 1972 Bureau Andrault/ Parat, Paris - France; Designer
1973 Architectural Institute Agropromproekt - Sofia; Designer
1973 - 1991 Research and Architectural Institute Sofproekt, Sofia; Chief Designer, Head of Designing group - 10 subordinates, Head of Department - 40 subordinates, Chief Architect of Department GENPLAN - 150 subordinates, Head of Division GENPLAN - 150 subordinates, Head of design studio - flexible number of subordinates
Since 1992 Independent practice- SEGA company, Sofia; Executive - changing number of subordinates
   
Most significant projects as executive of design team:
   
1973 - 1975 General urban planning of Azazga and Dra el Mizan, Algeria;
1976 - 1998 Research and Education Campus of the South-West University, Blagoevgrad; winner of international competition; realization of project
1977 - 1998 Urban and communication knot Poduene - Pirdop, Sofia; winner of international competition; realization of project
1979 Structural scheme of the North-East part of Sofia
1980 - 1981 Кremikovtsi Administrative Center , Sofia
1980 - 1996 "Botevgradsko Shose" Blvd. and adjacent territories, Sofia; final project, realization
1985 General urban plan of Sofia
1986 Structural scheme of Main City Center, Sofia
1986 "Iztok" district, Sandanski
1986 - 1989 "Galata" district, Varna
1987 - 1990 "Maria Luisa" Blvd. and adjacent territories, Sofia
1987 - 1992 Grand hotel Varna, St. Konstantin resort, Varna
1993 American University in Bulgaria, Blagoevgrad
1991 - 2005 "Ovcha Kupel" region, Sofia; competition; experimental project; final project
2006 "Evlogi Georgiev" Blvd, Sofia
   
   
Participations:
   

20 architectural and urban planning competitions: 11 first-placed projects

12 juries

13 international commissions - Warshaw, Bratislava, Istanbul, Milan, Berlin, Belgrade, Brussels, Luxembourg, Budapest

   
Independent Graphic Arts Exhibitions:
   
1967 Sofia
1970 Sofia
1971 Paris
1989 Sofia
2000 Sofia
2001 Ruse, Blagoevgrad
2002 Varna, Plovdiv, Varna
2003 Sofia
2004 Sofia, Burgas, Sliven
2005 Istanbul
2006 Sevlievo, Sofia
2007 Paris, Berlin, Nesebar
2008 Sofia
2009 Sofia, Edirne
2010 Sofia, Gabrovo, Istanbul
2011 Sevlievo
2013 Sofia
2014 Plovdiv
2015 Vienna, Sofia
   
Membership in organizations:
   
Since 1970 Union of the Architects in Bulgaria (UAB)

1990 - 1995

Member of the UAB Board of managers

1998 - 2004

Member of the UAB Board of managers
2004 - 2010
UAB Representative in the Council of Architects in Europe
2007 - 2010
President of the UAB Board of managers
Since 1984 Expert Counsel of Sofia Municipality
   
Honors:
   
1981 Silver medal of labour
1986 Honorary sign of Sofia
1987 "Kliment Ohridski" Gold Sign
1988 "Kolio Ficheto" Gold Sign
2003 Honorary sign of the Union of the Architects in Bulgaria - Gold
  Honorary sign of Sofia municipality
2013 Honorary sign of the Union of the Architects in Bulgaria - Gold with zircon
2013 Honorary medal of Sofia municipality
2015 Honorary diploma of the Ministry of Culture - for contribution to the development of Bulgarian culture