He graduated from the Kharkov real school and the Institute of civil engineers of Emperor Nicholas I (1898). In 1898-1899 traveled to Western Europe to study the monuments of architecture - visited Italy, Austria, Germany, Holland, Denmark, Sweden and Norway. Its practical activity, he began a assistant of the architect - the manufacturer of works on the construction of the Cathedral Church of Bogodukhov monastery of the Kharkov province. In the autumn of the same 1899 he began teaching activity: taught architectural drawing at the art school in Kharkov. From 1901 to 1917 he taught architecture and construction law at the Warsaw Polytechnic Institute. In 1917 he was elected acting extraordinary Professor in the Department of architecture. By this time, was evacuated to Nizhniy Novgorod (where it received a new name - Nizhny Novgorod Polytechnic Institute). After the October revolution he left Russia and settled initially in Munich. From 1922 he lived in Prague. Here he was President of the architectural branch of the Russian educational Board in charge of the training of Russian students of the architectural Department of the Prague higher technical school. From 1928 he was a companion (Deputy) Chairman of the Union of Russian artists in Czechoslovakia. Engaged in painting, participated in exhibitions of works by Russian artists.