Milka Tcherneva Bliznakov

General Information

Occupation: Architect, educator

Date of Birth: January 01, 1927

Date of Death: November 04, 2010

Birth City: Varna

Birth Country: Bulgaria

Resident City: Blacksburg

Resident State/Province: Virginia

Resident Country: United States

Archive/Repository: IAWA, Special Collection, Newman Library, Ms91-025

Sources: IAWA Online Inventory at:


Subject: Urban Renewal


Employer: University of Texas, School of Architecture

Title: Associate Professor of Architecture and Planning

City: Austin

Employer: Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Title: Professor Emeritus

City: Blacksburg

Employer: Virgina Polytechnic Institute and State University, College of Architecture and Urban Studies

Title: Professor

City: Blacksburg


No collaborators on record


No apprenticeships on record


Name: Visiting Scholar, Institute of Advanced Russian Studies

Name: Fulbright Hays Research Fellow

Notes: granted until 1984, again in 1991

Name: William Kinne Scholar

Name: Parthend Award

Name: American Beautiful Foundation grantee

Name: International Research and Exchange Board grantee

Notes: granted until 1993

Name: National Endowment for the Arts grantee

Name: Fulbright Hays Research Fellow

Name: National Endowment for the Arts grantee


No exhibitions on record

Notable Projects

Description: Urban Renewal

City: Wilmington

Description: Speedwell Avenue Urban Renewal

City: Morristown

Description: Arlington County Redevelopment

City: Arlington

Title: Cultural Area Development

City: Springfield


Institution: Structural Institute, Sofia

Degree: Ph.D., Engineering

Institution: State Polytechinc University, Sofia

Degree: Architecture-Engineering Diploma

Institution: Columbia University

Degree: Ph.D., Architecture


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Professional Affiliations

Organization: National Trust Historic Preservation

Organization: Perkins & Will Partnership, White Plains, New York

Role: Designer

Organization: Society of Architectural Historians

Organization: Ministry of Heavy Industry, Sofia

Role: Senior researcher

Organization: Noel Combrisson, Paris, France

Role: Associate architect

Organization: American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies

Organization: Lanthrop Douglas, New York, New York

Role: Project Architect

Organization: Private architecture practice, Sofia

Organization: Association of Collegiate Scholars of Architecture

Organization: American Association of Teachers of Slavic and East European Languages

Role: Founder, Chairperson of the Board of Directors

Organization: IAWA, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia

Role: Founder and emeritus member, Board of Administrators

Publications By

Title: Signs of Times, Culture and the Emblems of Apocalypse

Title: Reshaping Russian Architecture

Title: Utopia e Modernit a (collaboration)

Title: Russian Housing in the Middle Age

Title: Nietzche and Soviet Culture

Title: A Bibliographic Guide to their Work, Soviet Women Architects (1917-37)

Title: New Perspectives on Russian and Soviet Artistic Culture

Publications About

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