Ivan Sergejev is a Fulbright fellow in the Masters of Architecture program at the Virginia Tech School of Architecture+Design. He is a graduate of the Estonian Academy of Arts, winner of multiple awards and scholarships, and has gained a diverse professional experience in Estonia, Netherlands and the United States. He is co-founder of the national Interdisciplinary Research Honor Society – a student envisioned and run organization, devoted to promotion and recognition of interdisciplinary research. In addition to his teaching assistant positions, Ivan has served as an invited critic for numerous student reviews and as a graduate jury member for the Pella Prize 2012 at the Virginia Tech School of Architecture+Design. His current research interest is the influence of the digital culture on the built environment, which is also the topic of his Master’s thesis. His auxiliary interests include computational design, biomimetics and extreme urbanism.
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech), Blacksburg, VA, US, Teaching Assistant
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.
D+DS Architecture Office, New York, NY, US, Intern
Summer internship in a SoHo based architectural boutique office.
Kava Kava Architects, Tallinn, EE, Intern
Summer internship in one of Estonia's most innovative and award-winning practices.
Allianss Architects (formerly Urban Mark Architects), Tallinn, EE, Designer
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 - from single family residences to city planning. Major contribution: expert, senior designer for the development strategy for the Old City of Narva, Estonia.
eea - Erick van Egeraat Associated Architects, Rotterdam, NL, Intern
A large international office with all its implications. Tasks included research and studies, 3D modeling, preparation of CAD drawings, presentations and explanatory materials, etc. In addition, an awesome experience of living and working in the capital of Dutch architecture.
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech), Blacksburg, VA, US, MArch, Architecture
Estonian Academy of Arts, Tallinn, EE, Bachelors, Architecture
Fulbright Scholar, Scholarship
Erasmus Exchange Scholarship, Scholarship
A European Commission scholarship to study in the UK, University of Portsmouth, Diploma 1
Best Timber Building of Estonia 2007, Honorable Mention
National competition of Public Speakers,, 1st Place