Dmitriev, Aleksandr

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Dmitriev, Aleksandr Ivanovich


Born Oct. 2 (14), 1878, in St. Petersburg; died Dec. 2, 1959, in Leningrad. Soviet architect and engineer. Academician of Architecture (1912).

Dmitriev graduated from the Institute of Civil Engineering in 1900 and the architectural division of the Academy of Arts in St. Petersburg in 1903. He went on to teach in the Institute of Civil Engineering (later the Leningrad Civil Engineering Institute) from 1904 to 1959. His most important works are the Nakhimov School in Leningrad (previously the Peter I School; 1908-12); the shipyards in Tallinn (1913-17); the administrative building of the Southern Railroad (1908-10), the House of Cooperation (1927-30; in collaboration with O. R. Munts), and the Workers’ Palace (1931-32, a railroad club), all in Kharkov; and plans for standard buildings in permafrost areas (beginning in 1948).


“Pamiati zodchego A. I. Dmitrieva.” Stroitel’stvo i arkhitektura
Leningrada, 1960, no. 2.
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