Gary Berkovich

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Gary Berkovich
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Born (1935-05-26)May 26, 1935
Kharkiv,  Soviet Union
Buildings Civic Center of the town of Tereze, Caucasus, USSR[1][2][3][4]
Apartment High-Rise. Chicago, IL, USA.

Gary Berkovich, AIA, NCARB (born May 26, 1935, Kharkiv, Ukraine) is an American and Soviet architect, and the first Soviet architect of 1960s – 1980s immigration wave, who had opened his office (Gary A. Berkovich Associates, 1987)[5] in the United States. Author of about 200 projects of residential and public buildings in the USSR and in the USA. He is a winner of the architectural competitions in the Soviet Union and in the United States. He is also an author of books and professional articles.

Biography[edit]

Gary Berkovich was born to a Jewish family in Ukraine. He had graduated from the Kharkiv Building Technical School (1953) and the Moscow School of Architecture (1964), both with honours. In 1973, he got a PhD from Moscow Housing Design and Research Institute for his thesis, dedicated to the computerization of architectural design ("The problems of an apartment layout optimization solutions»). He worked in architectural firms of Kharkiv, Novosibirsk and Moscow, USSR. Immigrated to the US in 1977. Worked in the office of Skidmore, Owings and Merrill (under architects Myron Goldsmith and Bruce Graham) and at the office of Aubrey J. Greenberg, Chicago, USA. He played a trifling role in a Hollywood movie (1989).[6] In 1985, he received a diploma of the most successful immigrant, in Chicago, USA.

Selected projects[edit]

  • Chabad Synagogue, Niles, Illinois (IL), USA. 2006.
  • Townhouses’ Development. Wilmette, IL, USA. With an architect M. Berkovich. 1999.
  • Restaurant. Glencoe, IL, USA. The best project of the year award. 1995.
  • Single Family Residence. Wilmette, IL, USA1994.
  • Single Family Residence. Highland Park, IL, USA. 1992.
  • Single Family Residence. Chicago, IL, USA. 1990.
  • Single Family Residence. Deerfield, IL, USA. 1988.[7]
  • Apartment High-Rise. Chicago, IL, USA. Conceptual design and Design Development. Construction Documents: E. Gordon. Architect of record: A Epstein & Sons. 1987.
  • Townhouses’ Development. Chicago, IL, USA. 1986.
  • Prototype Palace of Culture. Moscow, USSR. 1974.
  • Civic Center of the town of Tereze, Caucasus, USSR. With an architect S. Chemeris. 1973.[1][2][3][4][8][9]
  • Prototype Apartment Building, Kokushkino, Tataria Region, USSR, 1971[10][11][12][13][14]
  • River Transportation Terminal. Tomsk, Siberia, USSR. 1975.[14]
  • Prototype High School for 464 students, 1971
  • Prototype Shopping Centre, 1971
  • Prototype Kindergarten School, 1971
  • Prototype Housing for the South-East Siberia Region, USSR, 1970[4][15]
  • Tombstone, Zaporizhia, USSR, 1969
  • Meatpacking Plant, Stupino, Moscow Region, USSR, 1969
  • Meatpacking Plant, Dedovsk, Moscow Region, USSR, 1969
  • Addition and Remodelling of an Exhibition Pavilion at the All-State Achievement Exhibition (VDNH) grounds, Moscow, USSR, 1969
  • Design and Development Project, Town of Nizhniaia Paiva, Altai Region, Siberia, USSR, 1965-1966[16]
  • Creative Artist’s Union Retreat House, Moscow Region, USSR, 1963-1964
  • Prototype rail-road stations. Moscow, USSR. With an architect L. Polonskaya. 1962.

Selected architectural competitions[edit]

  • «The Peak» Resort. Hong Kong. International Competition Entry. Author, team leader. 1983.[17]
  • Town-house. Logan Square, Chicago, IL, USA. With an architect M. Berkovich. Finalist Award. 1981.[18]
  • Town-house. Competition Entry, Chicago, IL, USA. 1977.
  • Prototype Single Family Residence. Citation. Moscow, USSR. 1968.[19]
  • Prototype 2-story Apartment Building. Citation. Moscow, USSR. 1967. With architects D. Radygin and A. Batalov. 1967.[20]
  • Prototype Town-houses. Third Prize. Moscow, USSR. With architects D. Radygin and A. Batalov. 1967.[21][22]
  • Prototype Single Family Residence. Third Prize. Moscow, USSR. With architects D. Radygin and A. Batalov. 1967.
  • Prototype Dormitory. Moscow, USSR. With architects D. Radygin and A. Batalov. First Prize. 1967.[23]
  • Prototype Memorial Complex for WWII Veterans, 1967–68
  • Research and Development Institute, Rzhavki, Moscow Region, Russia, 1968-1969

Patents[edit]

  • Prefabricated Residential Tower. Certificate 279001 (USSR), 13 April 1967[24]

Gallery[edit]

Select publications[edit]

Books[edit]

  • Watching Communism Fail, 2008. ISBN 978-0-7864-4139-6[25]
  • Russian version of the same book: Human Subjects (Подопытные), Moscow, Russian Federation, 2006.
  • Capitalism. It's simple, Moscow, USSR, 1991.[26][27][28]
  • "SOM Housing Guidelines". Chicago IL, USA. 1982.

Selected articles[edit]

  • «Scaling the Peak Hong Kong». Inland Architect, 1984, no. 12.
  • «Encountering the Constructivists». Inland Architect, 1981, no. 10.
  • «The Russian Experience: Architecture and Energy». Inland Architect, 1981, no. 9.
  • «Methodology for evaluating the quality of flexible layouts in apartments» («О методе оценки планировочного качества трансформируемых квартир»). Collection of research works: Problems of planning and development of rural settlements — design and construction of residential and institutional buildings (Вопросы планировки и застройки сельских населённых мест, проектирования и строительства жилых и общественных зданий), No 2, 1973, p. 141. УДК 711.4+728+725+69.
  • «Comfort and convenience in apartment layout optimization» («К проблеме оптимизации планировочного комфорта жилища»). Collection of research works: Problems of planning and development of rural settlements — design and construction of residential and institutional buildings (Вопросы планировки и застройки сельских населённых мест, проектирования и строительства жилых и общественных зданий), No 1, 1972, p. 123. УДК 711.4+69+728.12.
  • «Apartment Design Optimization» («Оптимизация планировочных решений квартиры»). Higher Education Institutions’ News. Building and architecture (Известия Высших Учебных Заведений. Строительство и Архитектура), 1966, No 6.

Literature[edit]

  • Udo Kultermann. Contemporary architecture in Eastern Europe (Zeitgenossische Architektur in Osteuropa). Germany, 1985, pp. 65–66.
  • Magazine: «Architecture USSR», Moscow, USSR (Архитектура СССР. Москва, СССР) 1974, No 2.
  • Magazine: «The Housing Construction», Moscow, USSR (Жилищное строительство. Москва, СССР) 1973, No 9;1971, No 8; 1970, No 12.
  • Magazine: «Architecture» Sofia, Bulgaria (Архитектура. София, Болгария) 1972, No 9.
  • Z. M. Oseledchik. Townhouses (З. М. Оселедчик. Блокированные дома), Moscow, USSR. 1969.
  • Bagirov, S. B. Moiseyeva. Formation of Community Centers in Rural Settlements (Р.Д Багиров, С. Б. Моисеева. Формирование общественных центров сельских населенных мест), Moscow, USSR. 1972, p. 17. УДК 711.551.
  • A. M. Dotlibov, A. V. Talisman, Yu. N. Smirnov. Rural Houses From Local Building Materials and Industrial Products (А. М. Дотлибов, А. В. Талисман, Ю. Н. Смирнов. Сельские жилые дома из местных строительных материалов и индустриальных изделий), USSR, 1971, p. 14. УДК 728.6.
  • Newspaper Pravda, USSR (Газета Правда, СССР) July 26, 1971, page 1.
  • Newspaper Dagestanskaya Pravda (Dagestan Pravda) (Газета Дагестанская правда, СССР), USSR, 1972, September 26, p. 3.
  • Magazine Moskovskii Obozrevatel’ (Moscow Commentator), Russian Federation (Газета Московский обозреватель, Российская Федерация), 1993, No 25, p. 14
  • Sociologiheskiye Issledovaniya Goroda (Sociological studies of the city. Bibliographical Index) (Социологические исследования города. Библиографический указатель), Moscow, 1967, p. 74.
  • Problemy Zhilishcha Budushchego (Problems of the Housing of the Future. Bibliographical Index) (Проблемы жилища будущего. Библиографический указатель), Moscow, 1968, p. 73.
  • Щербаченко, М. Между свободой и стандартом // Архитектура, строительство, дизайн. — 1994.— № 1. — С. 57—61.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Udo Kultermann. Contemporary architecture in Eastern Europe (Zeitgenossische Architektur in Osteuropa). Germany, 1985, p. 65.
  2. ^ a b Magazine: “Architecture” Sofia, Bulgaria (Архитектура. София, Болгария) 1972, No 9. p.35.
  3. ^ a b Magazine: “Architecture USSR”, Moscow, USSR (Архитектура СССР. Москва, СССР) 1974, No 2. p.85.
  4. ^ a b c Magazine: "Inland Architect", 1981, no. 8, p.37.
  5. ^ "Gary A. Berkovich Associates". Forarchitects.com. Retrieved 2013-10-05. 
  6. ^ "An article in The New York Times". Movies.nytimes.com. Retrieved 2013-10-05. 
  7. ^ Newspaper Chicago Tribune, August 13, 1989, page 2.
  8. ^ Bagirov, S.B. Moiseyeva. Formation of Community Centers in Rural Settlements (Р.Д Багиров, С.Б. Моисеева. Формирование общественных центров сельских населенных мест), USSR, 1972, p. 17. УДК 711.551
  9. ^ Arkhitektura. Аn Illustrated Supplement to Stroitel’naya Gazeta (Архитектура. Иллюстрированное приложение к Строительной газете, СССР), Moscow, USSR. 1974, No 2, page 2
  10. ^ Newspaper Pravda, USSR (Газета Правда, СССР) July 26, 1971, page 1
  11. ^ Newspaper Sovetskaya Tatariya – Soviet Tatarstan, (Газета Советская Татария, СССР), USSR. July 23, 1971, page 2
  12. ^ A.M. Dotlibov, A.V. Talisman, Yu.N. Smirnov. Rural Houses From Local Building Materials and Industrial Products (А.М. Дотлибов, А.В. Талисман, Ю.Н. Смирнов. Сельские жилые дома из местных строительных материалов и индустриальных изделий), Moscow, USSR. 1971, p. 14. УДК 728.6
  13. ^ Magazine Zhilishchnoye Stroitel’stvo – The Housing Construction, Moscow, USSR (Журнал Жилищное строительство. Москва, СССР), Moscow, USSR. 1973, No 9, p. 13
  14. ^ a b Udo Kultermann. Contemporary architecture in Eastern Europe (Zeitgenossische Architektur in Osteuropa). Germany, 1985, p. 66.
  15. ^ Magazine Zhilishchnoye Stroitel’stvo – The Housing Construction, Moscow, USSR (Журнал Жилищное строительство. Москва, СССР) 1971, No 8, p. 18
  16. ^ Magazine Sel’skokhoziaistvennoye Proizvodstvo Sibiri I Dal’nego Vostoka – The Agricultural Production of Siberia and the Far East, USSR (Журнал Сельскохозяйственное производство Сибири и Дальнего Востока, СССР) 1965, No 9, p. 43
  17. ^ Magazine: "Inland Architect", 1984, no. 11/12, p. 29.
  18. ^ Magazine: "Inland Architect", 1981, no. 9, p. 19.
  19. ^ Newspaper Leninskoye Znamya – Leninist Banner (Газета Ленинское знамя, СССР), Moscow, USSR. May 24, 1968
  20. ^ Newspaper Stroitel’naya Gazeta – Construction Newspaper (Газета Строительная газета, СССР), Moscow, USSR. January 11, 1967
  21. ^ Newspaper Stroitel’naya Gazeta – Construction Newspaper, USSR (Газета Строительная газета, СССР) January 11, 1967
  22. ^ Z.M. Oseledchik. Town-houses (З.М. Оселедчик. Блокированные дома), Moscow, USSR. 1969
  23. ^ Newspaper Stroitel’naya Gazeta – Construction Newspaper (Газета Строительная газета, СССР), Moscow, USSR. February 10, 1967
  24. ^ Magazine: “The Housing Construction”, Moscow, USSR (Жилищное строительство. Москва, СССР) 1973, No 9;1971, No 8; 1970, No 12, p. 21.
  25. ^ "Watching Communism Fail". Mcfarlandpub.com. Retrieved 2013-10-05. 
  26. ^ Magazine Krest’anskiye Vedomosti – Peasant Gazette (Журнал Крестьянские ведомости, Российская Федерация), Russian Federation, 1993, No. 4, p.13; No. 5, p.12; No. 7, p.10; No. 8, p.11
  27. ^ Newspaper Dal’nevostochnyi Komsomolets – Far East Komsomolets (Газета Дальневосточный комсомолец, Российская Федерация), Russian Federation, 1992, October 8, p. 5
  28. ^ Magazine Moskovskii Obozrevatel’ – Moscow Commentator (Газета Московский обозреватель, Российская Федерация), Russian Federation, 1993, No 25, p. 14

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