Anton Khmelnitsky was born in Moscow in 1974 and studied at the Moscow Architectural Institute, graduating in 1997. He spent a year in the Netherlands, interning at the Royal Haskoning and MVRDV architectural bureaus. At the beginning of his career, Anton joined the team at Alsop Architects, working on the design of the first class-A office building in Moscow, the Millennium House. In 1999, Anton moved to the company's office in London and took part in several significant projects, including the Palestra and Victoria House office centers.
Anton joined Foster + Partners as an associated partner in 2005 becoming a partner in 2009. He supervised several large-scale projects in Russia, including the proposed transformation of New Holland Island in Saint Petersburg from a military facility to a large cultural center; the restoration and expansion of The Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts; the general layout of Red October Island in Moscow; and the new head office of Russian Copper Company in Yekaterinburg.
Anton became a co-founder of Architects of Invention in London in 2013, subsequently opening their Moscow studio in 2015. Over the past few years, Anton has managed a number of projects in Russia and all over the world, including the award-winning Pharmaceutical HQ in Moscow, Santiago Telecom Tower, and the Baden-Baden Airpark.
Currently, Anton is a founder and a chief architect of the AI Studio bureau in London and Moscow. AI Studio was founded in 2018 to continue the ongoing international projects of Architects of Invention after the company's break-up. The bureau's portfolio includes the residential buildings Tatlin Apartments and Ordynka in Moscow, the multifunctional tower Hanzas Spire in Riga, and other projects in Russia and Europe.