The project was implemented by the Georgian National Committee of the Blue Shield a local non-governmental organization accredited by the Blue Shield International . The main direction of the work of the organization is the protection of cultural heritage from disasters.
The project team that would carry out planned activities was identified during the preparation of the project proposal. The team consisted of the members of the organization and both local and international invited specialists.
Manana Tevzadze – The co-author and editor of the Conservation Management Plan. She supervised and participated in the activities planned within the project. Prepared the texts for the manual How and Why should we Protect Modernist Architecture; the Principles and Cases.
Nini Palavandishvili – The author of the art historian study of the building. She prepared a registration card for the building, on the basis of which an application was submitted for listing the Tbilisi Chess Palace and the Alpine Club as an immovable Cultural heritage site. Nini participated in the planning and implementation of educational and public events implemented within the scope of the project. She is also the co-author of the manual How and Why should we Protect Modernist Architecture; the Principles and Cases.
Lasha Shartava – Co-author of the Conservation Management Plan, who supervised the measured resurvey of the building and participated in the study of its physical condition. Under his leadership, engineering and structural studies of the building were designed. Lasha studied the archival drawings of the building, worked on most chapters of the Conservation Management Plan. He also prepared all the architectural drawings and under his guidance the methodology of the conservation of the building was developed.
Rand Eppich – The editor of the main chapters of the Conservation Management Plan, he advised the Georgian authors of the document on the structure of the plan and the content of its conservation and management chapters. Under his leadership, a workshop on Adaptive Reuse of Architectural Heritage was held. With the help of Rand it became possible to conduct the ICOMOS CIPA Heritage Winter School within the project, during which he led part of the sessions.
Lela Ninoshvili – Co-author of the Conservation Management Plan, has worked on the study of the physical condition of the building, drafting of conservation principles and the maintenance plan and has conducted research on construction materials. She was also involved in project administration and contributed to the successful planning and implementation of each project activity.
Maryam Kalkhitashvili – The administrative manager of the project, planned and participated in the implementation of educational and public events of the project. Maryam participated in the creation, translation and proofreading of Conservation and Management Plan texts. She also coordinated the creation of two video histories about the project and the project website.
Riin Alatalu – One of the authors of the textbook How and Why should we Protect Modernist Architecture; the Principles and Cases. She conducted a hands-on seminar for civil service specialists working on the protection of cultural heritage, on the importance of preserving the late Soviet modernist architectural heritage, and delivered a public lecture on the same subject.