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The subject index / Building Office

Building Office

Categories / Architecture/Urban Planning/Architectural-planning Organizations and Institutions

BUILDING OFFICE was a state institution, directing the development of St. Petersburg. In was founded in 1706, and until 1723 it was called Municipal Affairs Office, it exercised control of the city construction and urban planning, and educated the contractor's business specialists. The chief-commissar or director of construction was in charge of the office (the first one to occupy the post was U.A. Senyavin; the Office was situated at his house on Gorodskoy Island near Troitskaya Square). In 1765, the construction of "Imperial houses" (as of 1769, it was called the Bureau of His Imperial Highness’ Houses and Gardens Construction) went under the supervision of the Office; in 1797, it was merged with Gofintendantskaya bureau. All the decisions of the Office were recorded in its conferences protocols, and contractors were obliged to follow them rigorously. Also called painters teams, workshops for preparation of specialists in gilding, stucco, and carpentry works were under the Office supervision. At different times, the Office was headed by D. Trezzini, A.V. Kvasov, I.E. Stasov, Y.M. Felten, etc. Artists L.Karavakk, A.M. Matveev, I.Y. Vishnyakov, etc.

Reference: Малиновский К. В. Канцелярия от строений // ЛП. 1985. № 8. С. 34-36.

A. A. Alexeev.

Caravaque Louis
Felten Yury (Georg Friedrich) Matveevich
Kvasov Alexey Vasilievich
Matveev Andrey Matveevich
Senyavin Ulyan Akimovich
Starov Ivan Egorovich
Trezzini Domenico
Vishnyakov Ivan Yakovlevich

Troitskaya Square/Saint Petersburg, city

Малиновский К. В. Канцелярия от строений // Ленингр. панорама, 1985


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