Back in 2011, Vlad Schwetz hired Kaufman & Associates to design his new recording studio in Kiev. The project was to be built from a pre-existing structure that was partially subterranean, which characteristically had excess moisture problems. Other issues included a low ceiling height, randomly angled and shaped ceiling joists, HVAC challenges due to major temperature fluctuations normal to the area, abysmal electrical infrastructure, walls being constructed from concrete 3 feet thick, high import fees on materials not readily available, and a noisy neighborhood. Despite the host of challenges, Jay was able to work around them and design a facility that mitigated the vast majority of those issues all while creating a comfortable work environment.
Unfortunately, the project has yet to be completed due to city and political corruption, as well as the Ukrainian Revolution in 2014.