Milena Zindović is an architect, currently based in Belgrade, Serbia, whose interests include architectural, urban and interior design and urban planning , as well as research on urban development and gender mainstreaming. She works as an independent architectural and planning professional in the fields of design, project management and consulting services.
Milena graduated from the Belgrade Faculty of Architecture in 2007. From 2008 to 2009 Milena attended the M.Arch II program at Cornell University, NY, with her focus on Architecture and Media. She studied architecture and urban design through various media, including 3D modelling, rendering and animation, Google Earth, parametric design, collage, movie editing, spatial installations, etc. Additionally, she was working as a teaching assistant and participated in the realization of several projects in the collaboration with the faculty.
Her professional experience started in Belgrade, where she acquired experience in architectural design and project development on various scale projects. In 2010 Milena moved to Slovenia to become part of the team of Ljubljana based architecture studio Sadar+Vuga. She participated in developing project documentation, supervision and coordination of the final stages of construction works on the Sports Center Stožice in Ljubljana. As part of the Sadar+Vuga team, she also participated or managed a large number of open and invited international competitions. The project for the reconstruction of the National Museum in Belgrade, Serbia, received an honorable mention.
From 2012 to 2015 Milena was engaged as project manager in Belgrade-based construction company Arhi.pro, working on large-scale complexes in Serbia, Montenegro and Angola. Notably, she managed projects in Porto Montenegro, as well as Navigator office building in Belgrade.
From 2015 to 2017 Milena was CEO of Public Planning Company “Plan” in Šabac, where she headed a professional team of 30, developing urban and spatial planning and urban design documentation for the City of Šabac and municipalities Vladimirci, Bogatić, Mali Zvornik and Krupanj. She is the author of the Detailed Regulation Plan “Savapark” which was awarded first prize at the 26th International Urban Planners Exhibition.
Milena is member of the Serbian Chamber of Engineers, both as an architectural designer and urban planner.