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Name
Ivan Sergejev
Architecture is a State of Mind
 
Bio
Architect, Fulbright Scholar, Data Center Enthusiast, TEDx speaker and more.
 
Location
Tallinn, Estonia
 
Experience
 
 
NGO
Tallinn Architecture Biennale (TAB 2015)
 
Role
Symposium Curator
 
From
March 2015 - Present
 
Description
TAB Symposium lies at the heart of TAB's main events program, which will take place in September 2015. It is a lively two-day architectural discussion, which will this year take an interdisciplinary route, looking at the way space, technology and community intertwine in the context of the third industrial revolution. Curatorial position involves topic and program development, selection and communication with speakers, marketing strategy development and budgeting, along with other issues pertaining to international event organization.
 
Location
Tallinn, Estonia
Current Project
Project Rhizome
Role
Founder
From
February 2014 - Present
Description
Project Rhizome is an independent project which aims to illustrate the benefits of combining the interests of internet infrastructure expansion with the creation of an attractive urban environment.
Location
Tallinn, Estonia
Company
Alver Architects
Role
Architect
From
September 2013 - January 2015
Description
Architectural position at the office responsible for some of the most beautiful examples of contemporary Estonian architecture, such as the Rävala 4 office tower in downtown Tallinn, De La Gardie shopping center, and Pühajärve hotel & Spa.
Location
Tallinn, Estonia
Company
OMA*AMO
Role
Intern
From
September 2012 - June 2013
Description
Internship in the world’s leading office for architecture and cultural analysis. Experience of working in a high-pressure, hyper-horizontal environment in direct cooperation with some of the best minds in the field, including work on Business Development and three winning competitions: Miami Beach Convention Center, Plaza at Santa Monica and Coconut Grove. About 4,000 hours in 10 months.
Location
New York City, NY, USA
Company
Virginia Tech
Role
Teaching Assistant
From
August 2011 - May 2012
Description
Prof. Christian Gänshirt: assistance with the “Building Cities” class: lecture and worshop material preparation, student work coordination, leading student discussions, class administration.
Prof. Paola Z. Bassett: assistance with the “Building Assemblies” class preparation; research assistance (application of fabrics and computation in design); textiles lab oversight; student guidance.
Company
Allianss Architects (formerly Urban Mark Architects)
Role
Designer
From
March 2007 - January 2010
Description
Part/Full-Time position in a leading Estonian architecture and urban design office. Deep involvement in a multitude of projects of varying scales and programs. Major contribution: Development Strategy for the Old City of Narva, Estonia - expert, senior designer.
Company
Erick van Egeraat AB
Role
Intern
From
July 2008 - September 2008
Description
A large international office with all its implications.. Tasks included research and studies, 3D modeling, preparation of CAD drawings, presentations and explanatory materials.
Location
Rotterdam, Netherlands
 
Education
 
 
School
Virginia Tech
 
Degree
MArch 2, Fulbright Exchange
 
From
August 2010 - December 2013
 
Description
Advanced Architectural studies at one of the leading Architecture schools in the United States.

Accomplishments:
- Fulbright scholar;
- co-founder of the nation's first Interdisciplinary Research Honor Society (IDR);
- winner of multiple study grants;
- teaching assistant for two different classes;
- invited critic for numerous reviews and a graduate jury member for Pella Prize 2012;
- co-author of the exhibition “Train Station for Roanoke” (Center in Square, Roanoke);
- interviews/work featured in multiple publications.
 
Location
Blacksburg, VA
University
University of Portsmouth
Degree
ERASMUS exchange
From
February 2010 - May 2010
Description
A semester in England, in a beautiful southern town of Portsmouth, Hampshire. Resulting project published in a book of student works “Hilsea Lido: Visionary Futures” (2010). Portsmouth School of Architecture.
Location
Portsmouth, UK
Academy
Estonian Academy of Arts
Degree
Integrated BA/MA (eq. BA in Ar
From
September 2006 - May 2010
Description
The Academy of Arts provided a strong liberal arts education with a specific insights into art and design, as well as a broad understanding of "culture" as a whole.

Accomplishments:
- compiler/co-author of the book “Tallinna Idee/The Ideas of Tallinn” (2010). Estonian Academy of Arts;
- participant in multiple exhibitions;
- first year project built and recognized at the “Best Timber Building of Estonia 2007” competition;
- scholarships for academic excellence in yrs. 2007 - 2010.
Location
Tallinn, Estonia
 
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