Dragutin Djordjević (architect)

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Born22 August 1866
Died9 April 1933
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Dragutin Djordjević (Serbian Cyrillic: Драгутин Ђорђевић; Loznica, 22 August 1866 - Belgrade, 9 April 1933) was a Serbian architect and professor at the University of Belgrade. He is best known as a co-author of projects for the SANU building and for the University Library[1]

Life and work

Dragutin Djordjević was born on 22 August (Julian Calendar) or 3 September (Gregorian Calendar) 1866 in Loznica in a clerical family.[2] He finished primary school in Krupanj, and attended high school in Valjevo and Belgrade, where he graduated.[2]He attended the Technical Faculty of the University of Belgrade, and after receiving a scholarship he continued his studies at the Technical School in Karlsruhe.[2]He graduated in architecture in Karlsruhe in 1893, and upon his return to Belgrade, he got a job in the Ministry of Construction.[2]For a time he worked in the Ministry of Defense due to the construction of the barracks.[2]He worked in the Ministry of Construction until 1905 when he was appointed associate professor at the University of Belgrade.[2]He worked at the Great School from 1898, as a part-time professor[2]. He was elected full professor in 1910[2]. Among his most significant projects until the First World War were: Second Belgrade Gymnasium, Third Belgrade Gymnasium (co-authored with Dušan Živanović)[3], Barracks of the 7th Regiment, District Court, and House of the King of Decani Society[2]. The Second Belgrade Gymnasium was built in 1905 at 29 Makedonska Street, and demolished and is in the Second World War.[2]The project for the building of the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts in Knez Mihailova 35 was done in 1912 together with Andro Stevanović.[2]The building was completed in 1924.

Together with Nikola Nestorović, he made a project according to which the University Library was built.[2]The House of the King of Decani Society was designed around 1900 together with the architect M. I'll see. He also designed the main hotel in Banja Koviljača, and he designed the spa building in Banja Koviljača together with N. Stamenković.[2]Among other things, he designed the barracks in Užice, Čačak and Vranje and the primary school in Aleksinac, and he designed the primary school in Prokuplje and the grammar school in Valjevo together with Dušan Živanović.[2]

Dragutin Djordjević died in Belgrade on 9 April 1933.[2]


He was a corresponding member of the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts since 16 February 1920.


  • Branko Šašić, Famous Šapčani and Podrinci, Šabac, 1998.
  • Enciklopedija Jugoslavije, Zagreb, 1955–1971.
  • Enciklopedija likovnih umjetnosti, Zagreb, 1959–1966.


  1. https://www.google.ca/books/edition/Urban_Architectures_in_Interwar_Yugoslav/aaPSDwAAQBAJ?hl=en&gbpv=1&dq=Dragutin+Djordjevi%C4%87+(architect)&pg=PT141&printsec=frontcover
  2. 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10 2.11 2.12 2.13 2.14 "Знаменити Шапчани и Подринци II - Дигитална универзитетска библиотека - страна 0085 - величина 1". sabac.digitalna.biblioteka.rs.
  3. https://www.google.ca/books/edition/The_Cultural_Treasury_of_Serbia/rHYMAQAAMAAJ?hl=en&gbpv=1&bsq=Dragutin+Djordjevi%C4%87+(architect)&dq=Dragutin+Djordjevi%C4%87+(architect)&printsec=frontcover

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