Our heritage brings rich history in visual and musical arts. Our descendants are from families which worked on facade elements in the French neo-baroque and neo-renaissance style on the House of Jevrem Grujić in Belgrade (1896) originally created by the Italian master of decorative painting Domenico D’Andrea by using very rare sgrafitto technique, almost unique example of architecture in Belgrade (Serbia).
One of our founders, Vladimir Suvodolac (Managing Director of Foster + Svensson) is a member of Suvodolac family from Belgrade, Serbia, with modern origin back in 1860’s. His grandfather Dragiša Suvodolac, a Royal Court artist, worked with sculptor Ivan Meštrović on creating “The Victor“ monument in Belgrade (1928) and Memorial monument to the Unknown Hero atop Mount Avala in Belgrade (1938) to name a few. The family of Suvodolac was awarded in 1938 by King Peter II Karađorđević of Yugoslavia with Royal Household Silver Medal with Crown Rare for visual art services including painting, sculpture, and architecture.
Suvodolac is one of the oldest and rarest families in Serbia, dated back in 11th century between 1004-1008 during Byzantine Empire, when Suvodol monastery was built and later rebuilt by Prince Lazar of Serbia as Nemanjić dynasty foundation in 14th century. Complete reconstruction was done during 1866 by Mihailo Obrenović, Prince of Serbia. Suvodol monastery is marked as a cultural monument of great importance under Institute for the Protection of Cultural Monuments of Serbia.