Arkadii Grigorevich Mordvinov

Mordvinov, Arkadii Grigor’evich


(real name, A. G. Mordvishev). Born Jan. 15 (27), 1896, in the village of Zhuravlikha, in present-day Pochinki Raion, Gorky Oblast; died July 23, 1964, in Moscow. Soviet architect. Became a member of the CPSU in 1919.

In 1930, Mordvinov graduated from the civil engineering department of the N. E. Bauman Moscow Higher Technical School. He was a member of the All-Russian Society of Proletarian Architects from 1929 to 1932, the chairman of the Committee for Architectural Affairs of the Council of Ministers of the USSR from 1943 to 1947, and the president of the Academy of Architecture of the USSR from 1950 to 1955.

Mordvinov introduced mass production of residential buildings in Moscow (on Gorky Street, 1937–39; on Bol’shaia Kaluzhskaia Street, now beginning of Lenin Prospect, 1939–40— State Prize of the USSR, 1941). Mordvinov’s other works in Moscow include the Hotel Ukraina (with V. K. Oltarzhevskii and others, 1957; the design was awarded the State Prize of the USSR in 1949), the planning and construction of the central part of Novye Cheremushki city raion (in collaboration with others, 1956–64), and the layout and building of Komsomol Prospect (in collaboration with others, 1958–65). The architect was awarded the Order of Lenin, two other orders, and various medals.