Rerberg, Ivan Ivanovich
Born Sept. 22 (Oct. 4), 1869, in Moscow; died there in 1932. Soviet engineer and architect. Honored Worker in Science and Technology of the RSFSR (1932).
Rerberg graduated from the Military Engineering Academy in St. Petersburg in 1896. From 1906 to 1919 he was a faculty member at the Moscow School of Painting, Sculpture, and Architecture (State Free Art Shops). Rerberg’s metal and reinforced-concrete structures, which were advanced for their time, often eclectically combined rational, functional design with facade ornament in the spirit of Russian classicism. In Moscow, Rerberg’s works included the building housing the Northern Insurance Society (1910–1911, with others; now an administrative building), the Kiev Station (1914–17, with others), and the All-Russian Central Executive Committee’s School of the Red Commanders (1932–34, now the building of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR).