|Intro||Soviet Belarus architect|
|Known for||Bolshoi Theatre of Belarus,|
|A.K.A.||Josef Langbard, Iosif Grigor’evich Langbard, Iosif Grigor'yevich Lan…|
|Birth||6 January 1882, Bielsk Podlaski, Poland|
|Death||3 January 1951, Saint Petersburg, Tsardom of Russia (aged 69 years)|
Iosif Langbard Iosif Grigor’evich Langbard, also Josef Langbard (January 6, 1882 in Bielsk Podlaski, Grodno Governorate – January 3, 1951 in Leningrad) was a Soviet Belarusian architect and Honored Artist of the Byelorussian SSR (1934). Langbard studied architecture at the Grekov Odessa Art school in 1901 and then St. Petersburg Academy of Arts (1907-1914), and later returned there to teach becoming a professor from 1939-1950. He was the architect of many of most important Soviet-era buildings in Minsk. Langbard also worked on buildings in Kyiv after it became the Ukrainian capital, such as the building of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine.
Monument to Taras Shevchenko