Aleksandr Khriakov

Khriakov, Aleksandr Fedorovich

 

Born Aug. 1 (14), 1903, in St. Petersburg; died Apr. 23, 1976, in Moscow. Soviet architect. Honored Architect of the RSFSR (1969).

Khriakov attended the Academy of Arts in Leningrad from 1922 to 1928. His teachers there included V. G. Gel’freikh, L. V. Rudnev, I. A. Fomin, and V. A. Shchuko. Khriakov was involved in a number of major building projects, including the residence for the Society of Former Political Prisoners in Leningrad (1928–32). In Moscow he helped design a new campus for Moscow State University on Lenin Hills (1949–53; State Prize of the USSR, 1949), as well as buildings housing the university’s humanities departments on Lenin Hills (first building, 1970; plan for the second building, 1974).

Khriakov was also instrumental in the design of the lecture hall and main reading room of the Lenin State Library of the USSR (1953–56), the V. I. Lenin Central Stadium Complex in Luzhniki (1955–56; Lenin Prize, 1959), and the Ukraina and Borodino motion-picture theaters in Moscow (1958–61 and 1965, respectively).

Khriakov was awarded the Order of the Red Banner of Labor and various medals.

REFERENCE

A. F. Khriakov: Vystavka rabot. Moscow, 1974.