Professor Dr. Predrag Ristic reposed in the Lord

Renowned Serbian architect and professor at the Academy of the Serbian Orthodox Church for Fine Arts and Conservation Predrag Pedja Ristic died at the age of 89.

Predrag Ristic was born in Belgrade on January 17, 1931. He completed elementary German-Serbian school in 1941, and King Alexander I High School in 1949. He graduated in 1956 from the Faculty of Architecture in Belgrade with a grade of 10 with a project of the Cathedral Church and his own theory of acoustics based on the mathematical theory of assemblies. He received his PhD with the highest possible grade from the University of Graz, Austria, in 1980 with the thesis "Reconstructions of the Prehistoric Architecture of Lepenski vir". He passed the state exam in 1979. He was a member of ULUPUDS (Association of Artists of Fine Arts), and a lecturer at numerous academies in Europe. He was professor at the Serbian Orthodox Church's Academy for Fine Arts and Conservation since its inception.

Dr. Ristic was holder of the Church Order of Saint Sava. He received the Prince Charles First Prize for the Church Mason Project in Birmingham, England, the Silver Award at the 1974 International Film Festival in West Berlin for a science film. He also received the first Yugoslav Science TV movie award in 1970 and the ULUPUDS Lifetime Achievement Award.

Ristic was known for church building projects. In Serbia, as well as abroad, more than 150 churches were built according to his designs. The most beautiful buildings he designed include the church in Trebinje (Hercegovina) by the will of Jovan Ducic, the Cathedral church in Podgorica (Montenegro), the church in Apatin, on the hill of Ravna Gora, in Ostrog, in Gacko, Ub, Birminghamn, Hannover, Sydney...

Source: RTS