Dr. habil. arch., Professor
History and Theory of Arhitecture
Jānis Krastiņš, born in 1943, in Riga, Latvia. Architect, Dr. habil. arch., Professor, Head of the Department of History and Theory of Architecture, Riga Technical University. Full member of the Latvian Academy of Sciences (1994), member of the Latvian Association of Architects (1970), President of the Latvian Academy of Regional Architecture (2019). Member of the editorial boards of many scientific editions, scientific councils and official advisory bodies. Professional awards: Förderungsbeitrag des Camillo Sitte-Fonds (Austria, 1985), the Jānis Baumanis Award in Architecture (Latvia, 1989), Fulbright Award (USA, 1994), the Great Medal of the Latvian Academy of Sciences (1998), the Baltic Assembly Award (1998), the Riga-award (2002), the decorations “Al Merito della Republica Italiana” (2004) and the Cross of Recognition (Latvia, 2012), Cultural Heritage Great Award (Latvia, 2013), Award of the Cabinet of Ministers of Latvia (2016), Diplomas of the Latvian Academy of Sciences for the most significant achievement in Latvian science (2015 and 2018), Grand Prize of the Construction Industry (Latvia, 2019), Honorary Member of ICOMOS (2020) etc. A number of architectural projects and investigations of cultural monuments. More than 710 scientific works, published in Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Iceland, Italy, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, United Kingdom and the United States of America, including 30 books on various aspects of history and theory of architecture.