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Danchich, Boris Viktorovich
Данчич, Борис Викторович
Born 1892, Russian Empire; died 1942, Leningrad, USSR

As a student, Boris Danchich studied at PAKh (St. Petersburg Academy of Arts) in 1917 and in the 1920s, he graduated from LVHUTEIN (Leningrad Higher Art and Technical Institute). Danchich gained a formidable base in architecture and town planning as a student. He later became Chief Architect of the Leningrad section of the State Design Institute, Grostroiproekt.

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As a student, Boris Danchich studied at PAKh (St. Petersburg Academy of Arts) in 1917 and in the 1920s, he graduated from LVHUTEIN (Leningrad Higher Art and Technical Institute). Danchich gained a formidable base in architecture and town planning as a student. He later became Chief Architect of the Leningrad section of the State Design Institute, Grostroiproekt. While he is not known for his work as a graphic designer, he still performed a limited number of creations in that field during his architectural career.

Architecturally, his most noted works are: the Metallurgical Plant of Magnitogorsk along with its city plan; the College and School of Federal Law in Novokuznetsk, Siberia; the Leningrad bakery works in the Kushelevka neighborhood and the town plan of Komsomolsk-on-Amur in Eastern Russia.

Because he remained in Leningrad during the siege on that city by the German Army, he died in 1942 from exhaustion while evacuating to the town of Orsk.

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Sources & Citations

Kazus', I. A. Sovetskaia arkhitektura 1920-kh godov: Organizatsiia proektirovaniia. (1971).
Khan-Magomedov, S. O., & Cooke, C. (1987). Pioneers of Soviet architecture: The search for new solutions in the 1920s and 1930s. New York: Rizzoli.
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