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Živorad Janković

Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
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Živorad Janković Bosnian architect, professor and dean of the Faculty of Architecture in Sarajevo and a member of the Academy of Sciences and Arts of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

He finished his higher education in Sarajevo, and got a degree in architecture in Belgrade in 1950. From 1950 till 1952 he was a lecturer at the Faculty of Technology, University of Sarajevo. From 1952 till 1970 he worked for a successful private architectural practice ‘Dom’ in Sarajevo. During this period, he took two further courses abroad: one in Scandinavia in 1960 and another in 1963 at the University of Michigan, USA. In October 1968 he was elected an Honorary Professor of Architecture at the School of Architecture, University of Sarajevo, where he taught a course in Foundations of Architectural Design. He was elected Chief City Planner for Sarajevo in May 1970, and he stayed in the post till October 1972. Contemporaneously, he continued his teaching at the School of Architecture in Sarajevo. In November 1972 he was awarded a permanent position. He became a full-time tenured professor in 1977, and was elected Dean of the University in 1981.

His major works include the Tobacco Factory in Sarajevo, Bosnia (Co-designer Muhamed Kadić); the Social Security building in Sarajevo, Bosnia, Energoinvest head office in Sarajevo, Bosnia; the Sport and Cultural Centre Skenderija in Sarajevo, Bosnia (co-designer H. Muhasilović); Universal-purpose arena and commercial centre “Gripe” in Split, Croatia (co-designer S. Rožić); Sport Centre “Vojvodina” in Novi Sad, Serbia (co-designer B. Bulić); and the Social and Sports Centre “Boro i Ramiz” in Priština, Kosovo (co-designer H. Muhasilović). Numerous publications have noted Janković's contributions to contemporary Yugoslav architecture.

He was an active member of the Society of Architects of Bosnia and Herzegovina, and the Society of Architects of Yugoslavia. He was invited as a judge at numerous architectural, town-planning and art competitions throughout his career. He was a member of Town Planning Society in Sarajevo, Scientific Research Council, a member of Council for Scientific Advancement of Bosnia and Herzegovina and the Technical Sciences Council at Sarajevo University.

Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
maria, March 4th, 2019