Novosibirsk State University of Architecture, Design and Arts

2010 - 2015
Dean of Professional Faculty

Duties and Responsibilities:
Oversee Academic Programming (strategic planning, budgeting and allocation of funds, implementation strategies and observing and evaluating professors in the classroom), Develop Policies and Procedures(responsible for ensuring all accreditation criteria is being met for programs and seeking out accreditation for new programs), Participate in Admissions (oversee and assist students who are going through the admissions process by answering questions, reviewing documentation and financial information and advising students on the best suited program for their needs)

The George Washington University. Columbian College of Arts & Sciences.

2015 - 2016
Visiting scholar (Sabbatical)

Duties and Responsibilities:
Research activity, Lectures to the host institution, Engage in formal or informal discussions with postgraduate research students, Undertake collaborative research with faculty, Contribute to the university's teaching by presenting guest lectures or faculty seminars, Present papers as part of the university's seminar programs

Novosibirsk State University of Architecture and Civil Engineering

2016 - 2018
Academic Head of Department

Duties and Responsibilities:
Oversee, organise and develop the core activities of teaching, research, examining, advising and other service activities and of commercial exploitation and knowledge transfer, consulting with all departmental colleagues.

Architectural Science Review Journal (The University of Sydney. School of Architecture, Design and Planning)

2014 - now
Associate Editor

Duties and Responsibilities:
Identifying and Securing Reviewers (identification of appropriate reviewers for each manuscript, and for securing the agreement of the reviewers to conduct the review in the allotted time), Communicating with Reviewers, Communicating with Authors, Communicating with the Manuscript Central (Publication Office).

Dr. Molodin has skills in sciences, which has been proven by national and international awards received.

Selective endorsed skills (LinkedIn)

Historical Research and Evaluation 85%
Development of educational programs 80%
Presenting material orally 75%
Coordination of events and Fundraising 80%
Budget management 70%

Alexander Molodin

Architectural historian, PhD

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Novosibirsk State University of Architecture, Design and Arts

1995 - 2004
PhD, Master's and Bachelor's degree

History of Architecture
History of Architecture of Russian settlements in North America

The Open University Business School (Great Britain)

2006 - 2008
Professional diploma

Parks, Tourism & Recreation Management

The Virtual Fort Ross Project: Architectural Reconstruction of Settlement Ross, Sonoma County, California

Alexander Molodin & Glenn J. Farris & David W. Rickman

Historical archaeologists like to apply their findings based on a combination of their excavation results and documentary research to reconstruct, at least in their mind’s eye, or preferably in the form of a drawing, structures that once existed. Although in some cases there are the financial resources available to reconstruct these buildings, it is rare that more than a very few can actually be brought back to life. Thanks to the wonders of digital imagery, it is now possible to formulate awhole landscape permitting a visitor to enter into this reimagined scene. This is best achieved by a close collaboration of historical archaeology and documentary research.

The Capital of Russian America. An Architectural Perspective.

Alexander Molodin

The story of town building as part of the settlement of Alaska, the planning of its capital, and the fortifications, churches, and residential and civic buildings described by the author give the reader a comprehensive idea of everyday life in the Russian American colony. The greater part of these materials, including the city plans of New Archangel, and graphic reconstructions of its built-up areas are published for the first time and will undoubtedly be of interest to architects, historians, students of architecture, and all Russian and American culture enthusiasts.

Architectural reconstruction of Pā ʻulaʻula/Fort Elisabeth on Kauaʻi Island (Hawaiʻi)

Alexander Molodin & Peter R Mills

Available to the authors are archived and published texts, maps, and photographs, archeological research, and modern aerial photos. Using modern computer technologies, a 3D model of the fortress has been rendered, and presented here in as 2D images, with links to the interactive 3D model. The results of the study provide more public visibility to this little known monument which was created by a fusion of Russian, American and traditional Hawaiian cultures. It also provides some estimates for what would be necessary to design and complete a full-scale restoration of the fortress.

The contribution of multi-level heating strategies in thermal performance of vernacular architecture in Chukotka

Alexander Molodin

This research gives a description of the typical features of construction experience and the system of heating for the indigenous people of the Chukotka Administrative District, Russia. Construction and dimensional–spatial characteristics of portable framework structures – yarangas – are described. Attention is given to the organization of the indoor space of the dwelling and traditional use of the space. The article describes the principles of heating and creating favourable climatic conditions inside the dwelling. The author gives the results of laboratory tests of the thermal shield resistance of insulation walling of a yaranga and the results of experimental studies on the indoor temperature of the air in the conditions of normal use of the structure. Experimental laboratory and field studies permitted the calculation of the theoretical thermal–technical model of a yaranga and determine the heat loss by the indoor and outdoor insulating structures. Based on the experimental data received, a theoretical calculation of heat losses of the structure is performed that proves the energy effectiveness of the two-step system of heating of a yaranga, suggesting using a similar scheme in the practice of designing modern residential settlements of the Far North.

"Dr. Molodin's impressive track record of academic and scholarly achievement at the school of Architecture, Design and Arts at Novosibirsk State University gives every indication that he will continue to make a significant contribute to the field. His work brings fresh insight on an important chapter in Russian history, it also contributes significant to our own history and the many peoples who have in myriad ways contributed to our rich landscape and culture."

"...his skill set as an Architectural Historian and visionary is unique and highly useful...His research and associated applications have been recognized both within and outside of Russia. His work to date has already contributed in important ways to the popularization of history and especially to the work we do at Fort Ross State Historic Park."

"Dr. Molodin is currently first author on an article to be published by Historical Archaeology, the main journal of the Society for Historical Archaeology, on the aforementioned collaborative project to create a “Virtual Fort Ross.” Dr. Molodin's aptitude for eliciting and integrating considerable volumes of data needed to prepare a virtual historical recreation, such as Virtual Fort Ross has made him the lead player in this highly collaborative project. I am particularly impressed with Dr. Molodin’s research and results."

"Dr. Molodin has participated in much innovative research recognized internationally for its excellence. He has been a key player in the development of novel presentations of architectural heritage through virtual reconstructions. His most important work centers around a range of exciting new virtual reality tools that can be applied in architectural contexts. He has developed new software and and demonstrated its flexibility for various fabrics on historical buildings."

"Professor Molodin is a scholar of the highest quality, working in an area of research of great significance to U.S. history and of great personal interest... I understand that Professor’s Molodin’s credentials are impeccable. He has published twenty-two articles in architectural journals, concerning both architectural history and its practical application. He is young and hard-working and I expect that he has a bright future."

"Dr. Molodin’s work was also recognized by Science Council of our University and he was invited to give an oral talk on his research at the plenary session of the 10th International Scientific and Technical Conference of the NSUACE. I submit that Dr. Molodin is an researcher of extraordinary ability in the field of History of Architecture, with a level of knowledge and skill that is possessed by very few individuals."

Fulbright Scholarship Program signed by Assistant Secretary of State for Educational and Cultural Affairs Mark Taplin

Fulbright Program

The Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program and Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence Program bring foreign scholars to lecture and/or conduct post-doctoral research for up to a year at U.S. colleges and universities. This award is viewed as among the most prestigious appointments in the U.S. Fulbright Scholar Program. Dr. Aleksandr Molodin was awarded by the Fulbright Visiting Scholar in 2015 and spent his sabbatical at the George Washington University as a researcher.

The Society of Architectural Historians Annual Conference Fellowship

The Society of Architectural Historians

Each year, SAH awards approximately $25,000 in Annual Conference Fellowships to independent scholars presenting at the SAH Annual International Conference. Each Annual Conference Fellowship award is a reimbursable stipend to be used to offset costs of conference registration and travel and lodging directly related to the conference. Dr. Aleksandr Molodin was awarded by SAH. He was selected from 600 applicants from 33 countries.

Preservation Honor Award to Dr. Aleksandr Molodin for "Fort Elisabeth Architectural Reconstruction"

Historic Hawaii Foundation

The Historic Preservation Honor Awards are Hawaii’s highest recognition of projects, organizations, publications or individuals active in preservation, rehabilitation, restoration, or interpretation of the State’s archaeological, architectural, and cultural sites. The Preservation Honor Awards are designed to recognize achievements in interpreting, preserving or restoring Hawaii’s built environment. Dr. Aleksandr Molodin was awarded by the Historic Hawai‘i Foundation for "Fort Elisabeth Architectural Reconstruction" work in 2015.

Second degree diploma of International Public Organization for the Promotion of Architectural Education for monograph "The Capital of Russian America. An Architectural Perspective"

International Public Organization for the Promotion of Architectural Education

International competition of diplomas and works in Architecture. International Public Organization for the Promotion of Architectural Education (MOOCAO)