Anri was born in Yerevan, the capital of Armenia. He pursued his B.Arch and M. Arch degree at the Moscow Architectural Institute (MARKHI) with a Specialist Degree on Urban Planning, Public and Cultural buildings. Anri later pursued his second M.Arch degree of Architecture and Urbanism from the Architectural Association of London (AA), Design Research Laboratory (AADRL).
His thesis investigates the issues of modern cultural buildings, museums and galleries, and researched upon the interaction of architecture and people, on how audiences perceive art depending on different conditions within the reorganisational, transformable, self-assembled architectural system. The project was awarded The AAF Graduate School Prize for Design, awarded to the exemplary work in Design across all Graduate Programmes at the AA.
Prior to joining COLLECTIVE, Anri had worked in several bureaus in Moscow on projects that dealt with public spaces, visualisation and interiors.