Arus Manvelyan

Arus Manvelyan

Berlin, DE



I have a masters degree from Dessau Institute of Architecture, Germany and many years of professional experience both in Armenia and Germany. Recently I have been working in the Berlin based Studio "Gnädinger Architekten" where I was exposed to different aspects of architectural projects. Working with teams I guided projects through different development phases and met the challenges presented to me. The whole process was full of new unfolding ideas, that had to be refined and solved in detail. Recently, working on an artist in residence project in Træna, Norway, I learned about designing and building processes and how to use material to find forms. 

My aim is to explore how technology can assist to build sustainable architecture within a given context. I believe it is crucial to push the conventional boundaries, but also to be aware of the intelligence of local conventional architecture. 


Self Employed- Architectural Design and Drafting Professional Services, Berlin, Germany, Architect / Designer

Oct 2016 - current

AIR Træna., Træna, Norway, Architect

Design and construction of urban furniture

Jul 2016 - Aug 2016

Gnädinger Architekten, Berlin, Germany, Architect

The RIBA plan of work : F, G, H
Preparation of production information in sufficient detail
Preparation and collation of tender documentation
Identification and evaluation of potential contractors
Graphic output: modeling, rendering, diagrams

Oct 2014 - May 2016

Scarchitekten Architecture Studio, Berlin, Germany, Intern

The RIBA plan of work : C, D, E
From outline to final proposals
Graphic output: modeling, rendering, diagrams, photography
Hands-on: Physical model building

Jan 2014 - May 2014

"Ithaka", Yerevan, Armenia, Architect

The RIBA plan of work : C, D, E, F
From outline to final proposals
Preparation of production information in sufficient detail
Environmental analysis + research
Graphic output: modeling, rendering

Dec 2011 - Oct 2012


Dessau Institute of Architecture, Dessau, DE, MArch, architecture

Oct 2012 - Jun 2014

YSUAC, Yerevan, AM, BArch, Architecture

Sep 2007 - Aug 2011

Areas of Specialization