Jānis Lejnieks

Doctor in Architecture, received his degree in architecture at Riga Technical University, worked for the state company “Pilsētprojekts” (Latvian Town Planning Institute) in the Urbanism Workshop, in 90-ties joined State Inspection of Heritage Protection, where was founding Director of Latvian Museum of Architecture and remains strongly connected to it as a Curator and member of the Scientific Council. He was Guest lecturer of History of Architecture and Architectural Design in RTU, Faculty of Architecture, has finished EU Training Course “Sustainable Cultural Heritage” in London, UK, and is expert in architecture, urban planning and practical site management. Editor in-Chief of bi-monthly magazine „Latvijas Architektūra”, historian of urban planning, author of the books "Rīga, kuras nav” (Never built Riga), monographies of Latvian architects Modris Gelzis and Andris Kronbergs and others. Member of the Board of the Latvian Architectural Association, Ex-Chairman of the Board, has been awarded for his work.

Photo: Ivars Kukainis