On February 14, 2015 in Astana at the meeting of the Academic Council of Kazakhstan Central IAA (International Academy of architecture) Professor of Karaganda state technical University S. A. Lebedev was awarded the medal named after T.K.Basenov.
The medal named after Toleu Basenov – founder of architectural education in the Republic of Kazakhstan – is awarded to citizens of Kazakhstan and foreign citizens who have made significant contributions to the development of architectural education and science of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
In 1997, for the first time in Karaganda state technical University opened the faculty of architecture. At that time it was the only University in Central Kazakhstan, where were trained the architects. Sergey Alekseevich was behind the opening of the Department and is one of its founders. Since 2008 the Department of architecture is part of the faculty of architecture and construction. Such a major change occurred with the arrival of the rector of KSTU, academician of NAS RK Arstan Maulenovich Gazaliev. During this time more than 300 architects was released from the walls of a technical College. Today, architecture and construction faculty of KSTU is one of the best in Kazakhstan on the level of training demanded by professionals. Students of the specialty “Architecture” are active participants in national and international creative competitions.
Today, future architects under the guidance of Professor S. A. Lebedev are doing a project on the improvement of the Central part of the city of Taraz and develop a plan for the reconstruction of the village Balyktykol, where a long time ago his first house in the SSO “Polytechnic” was built by the Leader of the nation, the President of Kazakhstan N. A. Nazarbayev.