Ivan Sergejev is an architect, Fulbright scholar and expert on urban rejuvenation, currently coordinating the development of Estonia’s just transition plan at the Republic of Estonia Ministry of Finance.
Previously the head of sustainable construction at the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications, Ivan has gained diverse architectural experience in Estonia, Netherlands and the United States, most notably at the world’s leading office for architecture and cultural analyses Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA*AMO) in New York City. Having started his architectural studies at the Estonian Academy of Arts, Ivan received his MArch degree from the Virginia Tech School of Architecture + Design while on a Fulbright Fellowship in the United States.
Between 2016 and 2020 Ivan helped bring about the renaissance of Estonia’s Eastern-most city of Narva through both his main responsibilities as the city's chief architect as well as co-organising various cultural and community building initiatives, such as leading the city's bid for the European Capital of Culture title and co-producing the music and urban culture festival Station Narva.
Ivan is a chartered architect (level 7) in Estonia and is a member of the Estonian Association of Architects, a member of the Estonia’s Chancellor of Justice advisory council on human rights and speaks frequently on the impact of culture and community building on urban rejuvenation.