Alexander Ivanovich Lokotko (b. 25.01.1955, v. Kuzmichi, Dyatlov district, Grodno region), architect. Academician of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus (2014; correspondent member since 2004), Doctor of Historical Sciences (1993), Doctor of Architecture (2001), Professor (2003). Member of the Union of Architects of Belarus.
Scientific works in the field of theory and history of architecture, protection and restoration of architectural heritage. He explored the general and regional features of the Belarusian folk architecture, revealed the national features of the Belarusian architecture. He created the scientific concept of the historical phenomenon of Belarusian architecture as a result of the synthesis of the building art of the East and West of Europe. He revealed a large number of monuments of folk architecture, which served as the basis for creating with his participation the only open-air museum of folk architecture in the republic. The author of projects for the restoration of a number of objects of historical and architectural heritage, the scientific concept of preserving the outskirts of cities, as well as towns and historical villages. He is the author of the theory and methodology for introducing national characteristics into the modern architecture of Belarus, the concept of the role of architecture in the ideology of the Belarusian state. Scientific editor and author of sections of the multivolume publication "Architecture of Belarus", scientific editor of the multivolume publication "Cities and villages of Belarus".
Author of more than 200 scientific papers, incl. 21 books and monographs.
Award of the President of the Republic of Belarus "For Spiritual Revival" (2008), award of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus (1999).