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Mladen Obad Šćitaroci, F.C.A., Architect, urban planner, landscape architect

Date of birth:

  • 01/01/1955

Place of birth:

  • Cirkvena, općina Sveti Ivan Žabno, Koprivničko-križevačka županija

Addresses:

  • Office: Arhitektonski fakultet, Kačićeva 26, 10000 Zagreb

Phones:

  • Phone +385(0)14639265
  • Phone +385(0)12430992

Emails:

Academic titles:

  • full professor
  • fellow of the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts

Institutions:

  • professor - Faculty of Architecture, University of Zagreb
  • professor - Faculty of Forestry University of Zagreb

Membership in Academy:

  • full member - Department of Fine Arts (05/15/2014 - ...)
  • associate member - Department of Fine Arts (05/18/2006 - 05/15/2014)


Activities in Academy:
 

  • Member of the Committee on Property of the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts (2015.-)
  • Member of the Organizing Committee on the occasion of 120 years of building the Forum Isidor Kršnjavi (secondary school complex in Klaićeva, Pierottijeva Street and Roosevelt Square), the appointment of the Board of the Academy (2015)
  • Member of culturological segment of Committee for the Protection of goods in national interest, (coordinator for themes: cultural landscape, cultural urban areas, culture of space)
  • Member of Executive committee for renewal and development of Arboretum Trsteno (Dubrovnik)
  • Member of Scientific council for construction, regeneration and development
  • Member of Executive committee of scientific council for Tourism
  • Member of the Editorial board of the Department of Fine Arts


Education:
 

  • PhD degree, Faculty of Architecture University of Zagreb (1989)
  • Scientific training in Italy (Rome, Accademia dei Lincei) – scholarship of the Italian government (1986)
  • Master degree at the Faculty of Forestry University of Zagreb – scientific course “Design of Recreational Objects in Parks and Natural Environment” (1986)
  • Architecture seminar L'Architettura di Andrea Palladio in Vicenza, Italy (1984)
  • Dipl.Eng.Arch. – Faculty of Architecture University of Zagreb (1974-1979)
  • Elementary and medium school in Zagreb (1962-1974)


Fields of scientific and professional activities:
 

  • Architecture, Town Planning, Spatial Planning, Landscape Architecture
  • Historical Development of Towns, Urban Planning, Architecture and Landscape Architecture
  • Protection and Renewal of Cultural Heritage


Advancements:
 

  • 1999-2013 - Head of Department for Urban and Spatial Planning and Landscape Architecture, Faculty of Architecture University of Zagreb
  • 2004 - Full Professor, senior research scientist
  • 1999 - Full Professor, research advisor
  • 1995 - Associate Professor, senior research associate
  • 1990 - Assistant Professor
  • 1989 - PhD degree, research associate
  • 1987 - University assistant
  • 1986 - Master degree


University Courses:
 

  • History of Urbanism, History of Landscape Architecture
  • Restoration of historical Parks and Gardens, Revitalisation Castles and Manor Houses
  • Urban Design, Town Planning and Regional Planning – studio, workshop


Books (in total 44.000 copies):
 

  • Dvorac Golubovec u Donjoj Stubici - prostorno-konzervatorska studija revitalizacije i obnove dvorca, perivoja, perivojne šume i Vilinskih poljana, Zagreb: Šćitaroci, Faculty of Architecture University of Zagreb, 2008, authors: Mladen and Bojana Šćitaroci, authors-collaborators: K. Petrić, M. Bojić, A. Denich, D. Krajnik, V. Ivanković and N. Božić
  • Stadtparks in der Österreichischen Monarchie 1765-1918 - Studien zur bürgerlichen Entwicklung des urbanen Grüns in Österreich, Ungarn, Kroatien, Slowenien und Krakau aus europäischer Perspektive, Wien-Köln-Weimar: Böhlau Verlag, 2007, authors: Wojciech Balus, Géza Hajós, Alenka Kolšek, Cordula Loidl-Reisch, Bojana Bojanić Obad Šćitaroci and Mladen Obad Šćitaroci, Jósef Sisa, Walter Krause
  • Gradski perivoji Hrvatske u 19. stoljeću - javna perivojna arhitektura hrvatskih gradova u europskom kontekstu, Zagreb: Šćitaroci, Arhitektonski fakultet Sveučilišta u Zagrebu, 2004 (Award of the Croatian Academy of Arts and Science, 2005), authors: Bojana and Mladen Šćitaroci
  • Vrbanićev perivoj u Karlovcu - studija zaštite i obnove, Zagreb: Šćitaroci, 2003, authors: Mladen and Bojana Šćitaroci
  • Manors and Gardens in Croatia - Slavonia from Zagreb to Vukovar, Zagreb: Šćitaroci, 2001 (book presentation in Royal Institute of British Architects, London), authors: Mladen and Bojana Šćitaroci
  • Slawoniens Schlösser - von Zagreb bis Vukovar, Graz-Stuttgart: Leopold Stocker Verlag, 2000 (book presentations in Wienna and Graz), authors: Mladen and Bojana Šćitaroci
  • Dvorci i perivoji u Slavoniji - od Zagreba do Iloka, Zagreb: Šćitaroci, 1998, authors: Mladen and Bojana Šćitaroci
  • Hrvatska parkovna baština - zaštita i obnova, Zagreb: Školska knjiga, 1992
  • Schlösser und Gärten des Kroatischen Zagorje, Zagreb: Školska knjiga, 1992/1994 (two editions, book presentations in Wienna and Graz)
  • Castles, Manors and Gardens of Croatian Zagorje, Zagreb: Školska knjiga, 1992/1993 (two editions)
  • Dvorci i perivoji Hrvatskoga zagorja, Zagreb: Školska knjiga, 1991/1993/2004 (three editions)
  • Perivoji i dvorci Hrvatskoga Zagorja, Zagreb: Školska knjiga, 1989/1990 (three editions)


Scientific research projects:
 

  • Heritage Urbanism - urban and spatial models for revival and enhancement of cultural heritage – HERU.  Project financed by the Croatian Science Foundation (HRZZ-2032) is being carried out at the Faculty of Architecture, University of Zagreb (2014-2018), principal investigator.
  • Urban and Landscape Heritage of Croatia as Part of European Culture (2007-2013), principle investigator
  • Urban and Garden Heritage of Croatia as Part of European Culture (2002-2005), principle investigator
  • Physical Planning and Protection of Croatian Natural Environment (2000-2002), principle investigator
  • Villas, Stately Homes and Castles – Compatible Use, Valorisation and Creative Management, EU INTERREG IIIB CADSES program, 2003-2006, head of Croatian part of the project
  • Stadtparkanlagen in den Ländern der ehemaligen K.u.K. Monarchie / City Gardens of the former Austrian Monarchy, 1996-1998, project manager for Croatia and Slovenia
  • UNESCO: Les espaces du baroque - projet interregional (1992-1993), coordinator for Croatia


Scientific work (selected):
 

  • Scientific articles papers – author of about 100 of scientific papers, about 20 papers abroad
  • Tutor of doctoral candidates, scientific trainees and foreign scholarship postmaster students – 10 successful Doctoral Theses and 6 Masters Degrees, 3 are still working on doctoral researches, 10 junior researchers. Tutor on faculties: Architecture, Forestry, History of Arts - University of Zagreb
  • Full member of the Academy of Engineering of Croatia (member of 1998, full member of 2005)
  • Editor-in-chief (2001-2013) of the scholarly journal "Prostor" for architecture and townplanning (www.prostor.hr). The journal, active since 1993, has been internationally recognized, and has been included in Web of Science (WoS) base Arts and Humanities Citation Index since 2007


Professional work (selected):
 

  • Authorised architect-planner and authorised landscape architect; authorised for projects of protection and renewal of cultural heritage
  • Author/co-author of 200s’ professional projects – regional and town plans, studies and landscape architecture projects. A considerable number of his projects deal with cultural heritage - urban planning, building and landscape


Public activities (selected):
 

  • Member of the Committee for the monitoring of the development of Management plans for protected architectural heritage of the City of Dubrovnik (2015 - ..., appointment of Mayor of the City of Dubrovnik)
  • Member of the Physical planning council of the state (2004-2013, appointed by the Government of the Republic of Croatia)
  • Member of the Expert working group for Urban and architectural conservation and study of the public spaces of the Upper Town in Zagreb (2010-…)
  • Member of the scientific council for technical sciences of Repubic of Croatia (2005-2013)
  • Member of the expert-counselling Board for the restoration of Dubrovnik (2000-2014)
  • Member of the Committee for State awards for sciences in the field of technical sciences (2000-2004)
  • Member of commissions of City Institute for the Conservation of Cultural and Natural Heritage Zagreb (1996-…)
  • Member of the Editorial committee of University editions of the University of Zagreb (1995-1997)
  • Member of the Croatian national commission for UNESCO in the field of architecture and environment (1993-1998, appointed by the Government of the Republic of Croatia)


International activities (selected):
 

  • Università di Camerino, Architettura e Design “Eduardo Vittoria”, Ascoli Piceno (Italija) - mentoring Italian researcher in the research project Heritage Urbanism (2015/2016)
  • Member of the Editorial board of scientific journal „Ybl Journal of Built Environment”, Ybl Miklós Faculty of Architecture and Civil Engineering, Szent István University, Budapest (2013.-…)
  • Politecnico di Bari/Italy - co-tutors of 13 diploma works (2002./2003., 2004./2005.); tutor for two Italian researchers (2004, 2005)
  • Lectures in Europe – Spain (visiting professor at postgraduate studies: 1992 - Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, Universidad de la Laguna Tenerife; 1999 - Universidad internacional Menendez Pelayo de Espana, Santa Cruz de Tenerife); Italy (Milano 2007, Troina/Sicilia 1996, Palmanova 1988); Great Britain (London 2002); Austria (Vienna 1992, 1993, 2002).
  • Presentations on international conferences in Italy (Bari, Firenze, Palmanova, Milano, Monza, Napoli, Udine, Venezia), China (Shanghai) etc.; written works published in proceeding books and other university publications.
  • Publication of articles of Croatian park and garden heritage in famous encyclopaedias (with B. Bojanić Obad Šćitaroci): Encyclopedia of Gardens - History and Design, Chicago/London: Fitzroy Dearborn Publishers, 2001; The Oxford Companion to the Garden, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2006


Awards and recognitions:
 

  • Honorary/testimonial member of the Society of Architects of Zagreb for the exceptional contribution to the affirmation of architectural and landscape heritage through education and writting (2015)
  • The Charter for a special contribution to the development and promotion of the forestry profession in the Republic of Croatia, Faculty of Forestry University of Zagreb (2014)
  • The Prize of the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts for highest achievements in sciences and arts in the Republic of Croatia in 2004 in the field of visual arts for the book Public parks of Croatian Towns in the 19th century in European Context (co-written with Bojana Bojanić Obad Šćitaroci).
  • Third place award at the competition for the architectural and landscape design for the Theatre park in Rijeka, 2003 (coauthors: B. Bojanić Obad Šćitaroci, N. Božić, D. Krajnik, V. Ivanković).
  • The State government prize for science in 1998 for the popularisation and promotion of science.
  • Commemorative ribbon of the Croatian war of Independence 1990-1992 (decision of the President of the Republic of Croatia, 1994).
  • There are about 250 reviews of his books and work in journals, the print, on radio and television, fifty of which abroad.

 

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updated: 01/05/15
updated: 12/29/14
date: 01/09/14
edited by: D. Torbica