Croatian architect who popularized secession-style building design in his native country. The forestry academy in MaÅ¾uraniÄ‡ Square 5, the Ban JelaÄiÄ‡ Square's city savings bank palace, and Arko at Dolac Market are considered to be his master.
He studied architecture in Vienna and Prague. He became a proponent of later modernism, historicism, and modestism after World War I.
He designed the Croatian Parliament building in St. Mark's Square, for which he did not receive historical credit until long after his death.
He was born into a Croatian Jewish family; his father, Samuel, had gained acclaim as a construction engineer. He and his wife, Helena, had two daughters.
He was a contemporary of fellow Croatian architect Hugo Ehrlich.