Architect Vincent Beretti, born June 1781, died August 18, 1842, in Kyiv. In 1798-1804 Beretti studied at the St. Petersburg Academy of Arts. In the 1809 he became a member of the academy and in 1831 a professor. With T. de Thomon he built the stock exchange in St. Petersburg. Beretti prepared a project for reconstructing a part of Kyiv and constructed several buildings there, including the university buildings (1837-43), the observatory (1840), and the Institute for Daughters of the Nobility (1839-43). All these buildings are designed in the classical style.