The main building of Kharkiv Petrо Vasilenko National Technical University of Agriculture located on the Alchevsky street, in a three-story building, which was built according to the project of academician of architecture Alexei Beketov in 1914-1916 for the Commercial Institute.
In the years 1917-1919. the future Nobel laureate Semen Kuznets (Simon Smith) studied in the building. This building is a historical architectural landmark of the city (sec.No. 177), the total area of which is 8661.9 m2. This building currently houses the administration and all administrative and structural units (human resources department, accounting, economic department, educational department, assembly and reading rooms, scientific department, graduate school), selection committee, educational and scientific institute of business and management with subordinate departments, the German Center (Deutsches Zentrum), as a cultural and educational institution of the German diaspora in the Kharkov region.