Architect and engineer, restoration architect, and professor at the School of Architecture (1898-1934). He was an advocate of Neo-Romanian style who stood out as a prominent figure in introducing and using this particular style in building design. (Sidonia Teodorescu, 2015)
(Târgovişte, March 3, 1863 - Bucharest, December 20, 1934)
Academic /specialized studies:
? - He studied at the School of Bridges and Roads in Bucharest;
November 26, 1892 - August 3, 1888 - School of Fine Arts/École des Beaux-Arts, student of the professor-architect Julien Guadet, 2nd grade, Paris, France.
1898-1934 - Professor at the School of Architecture in Bucharest.
Other relevant information:
Father of architect Robet Mihăescu (1895-1970).
? - Palace of the Ministry of Culture and Arts (now, the Ministry of Education and Research), 28-30 G-ral Berthelot Street, Bucharest;
1905 - ”Maria Mihăescu” (Miţa the Biker) House, located on 7 Biserica Amzei Street, Bucharest (eclectic building, Beaux-Arts style, with Art Nouveau influences);
1906 - Reconstruction of Hurezi Monastery in Valcea County and of a boyar fortified house, reproducing the boyar fortified house of the Greceanu family in the same county, a project designed for the General National Exhibition Romania, on Câmpul Filaretului(now Carol Park), together with architect Victor Stefanescu;
1908-1911 - Bradu-Boteanu Church, 8 Boteanu Street, Bucharest;
1909 -1912 (opening) - Palace of the Holy Synod of the Antim Monastery in Bucharest, on the north side of the church, on the site previously accommodating the old huts, demolished before 1840;
1910 - „Sf. Nicolae şi Alexandru” Orthodox Cathedral, Sulina (Neo-Romanian style);
? - The Palace of the Society of Civil Servants, in Piata Victoriei in Bucharest, a project designed in collaboration with arch. Alexander Clavel (1877-1916) (now extinct);
? - The Court and Commercial School of Târgovişte;
? - The Court of Giurgiu;
? - The Cathedral in Drăgăşani;
? - Stoenescu House, Blvd. Lascăr Catargiu, intersecting Grigore Alexandrescu Street, together with arch. Alexandru Clavel.
He is known for coordinating the restoration of historical monuments, such as Agapia, Văratec, Neamţ, Hurezi, Căldăruşani.
NEMȚEANU, Ruxandra, Vila în stil neoromânesc: expresia căutărilor unui model autohton în locuinţa individual urbană, Editura Simetria, Bucureşti, 2014.
TEODORESCU, Sidonia, Constantin I. Istrati, comisarul general al expoziţiei naţionale din 1906, in: „Studii şi comunicări/DIS”, vol. V/2012, pp. 337-345.
CONSTANTIN, Paul, Dicţionar universal al arhitecţilor, Editura Ştiinţifică şi Enciclopedică, Bucureşti, 1986, p. 226.
Articles in periodicals:
FILIP, Anca, Uzina de apă din Sulina, in: „Buletinul Comisiei Monumentelor Istorice”, Anul XXI, nr. 1-2/2010, pp. 122-124.
NICULAE, Ana Maria, Povestea Miţei Biciclista coana cu bikini, maşiné și trăsură,