Bogdan Kusevic

Bogdan Kusevic, MSc Arch

Architect, landscaper, land management planner, environmental & architectural preservator

Updated on:  April 22. 2022.

About Me

Dealing with architecture for me is dealing with culture because architecture is supposed to reflect the cultural code of a particular society. My work is based on understanding of people’s needs by taking into consideration the needs of an individual first and then the collective needs. For me, architecture is so similar to poetry, a manifestation of the mind in its high awareness, often subconscious one but always existential one which clears its path towards others in spaces of collective memory. When I design, I always put permanence of architectural heritage to serve as a concept upon which contemporary design finds its own way. Thinking, writing, drawing and planning is my methodology of design whereby architecture should correspond with the existing built environment and as well as with nature and society so that it could take on an identity worthy of a man of the 21st century.

Work Experience

October 2018 - Now

September 2018 -

September 2016 -

July 2014 - August 2014

Architect by contract - 2018 - Now
Enforma d.o.o. - www.enforma.me

Jadranska magistrala bb. Kotor, Montenegro

In architectural studio Enforma d.o.o., I have been dealing with preliminary and executive projects of conservation and restoration of fortification and residential architecture in Montenegro, along with historical and architectural research. From October 2018 till now, I have  been  a team member on the following projects:

1.    Preliminary design and executive architectural - conservation project of reconstruction of  Španjola fortress.

Plot area 13 816.00m2. - (in revision phase)

2.    The project “Rediscover, expose and exploit the concealed Jewish heritage of the Danube Region”, aims for researching Jewish tangible and intangible cultural heritage in Kotor, Montenegro. My role as the team member on this project was in the following activities:

 

  • Archival reseach of the Jewish cemetery in Kotor

  • Archival research of Jews in Kotor from XV-XX C.

  • Geneaological research of Jewish families from Kotor XIX-XX C.

  • Architectural and historical research of Jewish tangible heritage

  • International cooperation with dozens of experts and cultural institutions

   
3.    Preliminary design and executive project of Onogošt fortress in Nikšić in Montenegro.  Plot area 7439.00m2. Fortification GFA area 1934.10 m2. (in revision phase)
4.    International competition: Architectural - urbanistic solution for the cultural heritage site in Herceg Novi - Španjola fortress . Won the 1st place.
5.   Concept design of reconstruction of house in Prčanj. GFA building area 255.15m2
6.    Conservation executive project for the adaptation of the Main post office in Kotor. GFA building area 462.14m2
7.  Concept design and executive conservation project of rehabilitation, restoration and reconstruction of Viskovic Palace - Museum of Visković family. GFA building area 912.17 m2
8.  Concept design and executive conservation project of reconstruction of  the Institute of Marine Biology in Kotor. Algae and oyster farm laboratories. GFA building area 262.83 m2
9.   Concept design and executive architectural - conservation project of St. Cross fortress in Perast. GFA building area 828.57 m2

Architect collaborator - Sept. 2018.

Studio Redaelli Speranza Architetti Associati
Via Pietro Colletta 29, 20135 Milano, Italy

 

Urban and interior rendering design for the regional competition of Emilia Romagna in Italy - Valorisation of Via Francigena.

Competition winner.

Internship -  Sept. 2016.

Expeditio - Center for Sustainable Spatial Development
Skaljari bb, 85330 Kotor, Montenegro


As architect collaborator I worked on project: Study of protection of cultural heritage in natural reserve ,,Tivatska Solila’’ in Tivat, Montenegro
 

Student practise - July - Aug. 2014
Atelier Pulsarh d.o.o. Molerova 37, 11111 Belgrade, Serbia
As an assistant, I worked on several projects for individual housing

Education:

Octobar 2015 - 2018

December 2015 -

September 2015 - Sept. 2015

September 2010 - July 2014

September 2006 - June 2010

September 2000 - June 2006

September 1998 - June 2006

Master (MSc) degree in Sustainable Architecture and Landscape Design (degree class n. LM - 4 Building engineering -architecture) - July 2018


Politecnico di Milano, Scuola di Architettura, Urbanistica e Ingegneria delle Construzioni, Via Scalabrini 76, 29121 Piacenza, Italy


Graduation thesis: “The forgoten cultural landscape of Bay of Kotor. Valorisation of medieval path and ruins in Prcanj” Score: 104/110

Original thesis booklet available on the following link:
https://issuu.com/bogdankusevic/docs/master_thesis_bogdan_kusevic_libro_

International Congress and Workshop. 1st BISHOP CITIES
Politecnico di Milano. Metropolitan architecture.

Piacenza Bishup city. - Dec. 2015.


Strategic nodes with a relevant role in the sustainable growth and liveability of the metropolitan regions. Piacenza, Italy

Specialised (Spec.Sci.Arch) degree in Architecture - Sept. 2015.
University of Montenegro, Faculty of Architecture
Bulevar Dzordza Vasingtona, 81000 Podgorica, Montenegro


Graduation project score 10.0/10.0 with title: ,,Museum of Kotor’’

<Na Benovo> City museum with parking garage
Fields of study: Building design, Interior design, Urbanism, Civil engineering

Bachelor (BSc) degree in Architecture - July 2014.
University of Montenegro, Faculty of Architecture,
Bulevar Dzordza Vasingtona, 81000 Podgorica, Montenegro


Fields of study: Building design, Interior design, Urbanism,

Civil engineering, History and Theory of Architecture
 

High school degree - June 2010.
High school - Classical Lyceum ,,Gimnazija Kotor’’ in Kotor, Montenegro.
Final exam passed with score 4.75/5.00

Musical school degree  - June 2006.
Primary musical school “ŠOSMO Kotor” in Kotor, Montenegro
Graduated with excellent success in the class for clarinet with score 5.00/5.00

Primary school degree - June 2006.

Primary school “Ivo Lola Ribar” - in Prcanj, MontenegroGraduated with award in excellence “Luca 1”

Publications:

January 2021 -

January 2021 -

“Cemetery“ tourism study

Authors: Marija Novakovic, Bogdan Kusevic, Slaven Radimiri Levi

Partner institutions: Municipality of Kotor, Jewish Community of Montenegro

Kotor. - Jan. 2021.

The publication “Cemetery“ tourism study aims to reveal the chronology of the historical development of the city cemetery in Škaljari, Kotor with special reference to the chronology of its development, and the architecture of its cemetery chapels and churches, as well as the monumental sculpture. A special section of this publication is the architectural-stylistic chronological study of the Jewish cemetery located within the City Cemetery in Škaljari. This study aims to present the unique stylistic characteristics of the Jewish cemetery, which is the only one of its kind in Montenegro, and to find a model for its future valorisation, through the prism of cultural practice and tourism.

Link to this publication:

https://www.significantcemeteries.org/2021/06/cemetery-tourism-study-at-city-cemetery.html

 

"Jews in Kotor following the archive records from XV- XX Century"

Authors: Marija Novakovic, Bogdan Kusevic

Partner institutions: Municipality of Kotor, Jewish Community of Montenegro

Kotor. - Jan. 2021.

The publication "Jews in Kotor following the archive records from XV- XX Century", created within the Rediscover pilot project aimed at rediscovering the forgotten Jewish cultural heritage in the Kotor municipality, thematically completes the segment of research on the origin of Jews in Kotor from the XV-XX century, their family histories, as well as the discovery of the almost forgotten Jewish cultural heritage in the Municipality of Kotor. The project includes archival and historical research on Jews in Kotor from the XV-XX centuries, genealogical research of Jewish families from Kotor in the XIX and XX
century, architectural and stylistic research of Jewish cultural heritage in the municipality of Kotor, as well as demographic research of the Jewish people who lived in Kotor and neighbouring municipalities during the XIX and XX centuries.

Link to this publication:

https://www.kotor.me/me/jevreji-u-kotoru---jews-in-kotor/

 

Language skills:

Mother tongue (s):      Montenegrin, Serbian, Croatian

Other languages:

English:   UNDERSTANDING - B2 ; SPEAKING - B2 ; WRITTING - B2     
Italian:      UNDERSTANDING - B2 ; SPEAKING - B2 ; WRITTING - B2     

Curriculum Vitae
Bogdan Kusevic

Prcanj seascape in summer morning