Saint-Petersburg College of Architecture and Civil Engineering
St. Petersburg College of Architecture and Civil Engineering was founded on November 29, 1908 as a private vocational technical educational institution by the civil engineer Mikhail Alekseevich Schummer. Over the years the institution had many times changed its name, subordination, addresses, but has carried on glorious traditions of training qualified specialists.
Today St. Petersburg College of Architecture and Civil Engineering is a state budgetary vocational educational institution (abbreviated to ‘SPASK’), which provides training in the variety of specialty disciplines: construction and maintenance of buildings and structures; architecture; installation and maintenance of plumbing and ventilation.
There is a staff of 80 teachers, including candidates of sciences, honorary workers of the technical and vocational education, and an honored teacher of the Russian Federation.
Students and teachers of the college partake in various regional and interregional competitions and professional contests.
Graduates of the college took an active part in the design and renovation of the National Congress Palace in Strelna, building of the Constitutional Court and the Presidential Library (the Senate and Synod building), the complex of buildings of the Russian State Historical Archive, the Buff Theater, and many others.
The educational institution has modern infrastructure. Until 2009 two college buildings were located at Bolshaya Morskaya St., 40 and Bolshaya Morskaya St., 32. In summer 2009 the institution moved into a renovated building at Rizhsky Prospekt, 3.
There are large bright lecture rooms, laboratories, studios, an assembly hall, a sports hall, a canteen, and a sickroom in the new building. The library, which is an equal participant in the entire educational process, plays a prominent role in the college. The collection of 50,000 books, electronic resources and a comfortable reading room are available to students and the teaching staff.
The electronic collection, timed to coincide with the 110th anniversary of St. Petersburg College of Architecture and Civil Engineering, contains unique documents and photographs, which illustrate the activities and the history of one of the oldest educational institutions in St. Petersburg.