Nikola Basic (born 1946) is a Croatian architect internationally known for the conception of the Sea Organ in Zadar. He was born on the island Murter and eventually attended the gymnasium in Zadar. In Sarajevo, he graduated from the Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism. He was born in Murter in 1946. He attended high school in Zadar, and graduated from the Faculty of Architecture and Urban Planning in Sarajevo in 1972. He later attended the postgraduate study "Architectural Structures" also in Sarajevo (1978- '80). He is an associate professor and leader of an architectural workshop at the Faculty of Civil Engineering and Architecture in Split and a guest lecturer at the postgraduate study of architectural faculties in Sarajevo and Split. He was elected an associate member of the Department of Fine Arts in 2008, and in 2015 he was appointed president of the Scientific Council for Tourism of the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts.
Since 1991 he has been running his own design office called MARINAPROJEKT. He is a member of the expert council of the CAA (two terms) and a member of the jury of the Vladimir Nazor Award. He is an expert of Europan and a member of the jury, a member of the Assembly of the Croatian Chamber of Architects and Civil Engineers, an honorary member of the Society of Architects of the City of Sarajevo, a member of the Board of Kornati National Park. He is also a member of the judging panels of a number of architectural competitions and is a guest lecturer at the postgraduate study in Sarajevo (2004) and at the Faculty of Architecture in Split (2005).
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