|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 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