Araksya holds B.A. in English and International Tourism and M.A. in European Studies from Yerevan State Linguistic University after Brusov. In 2014 she accomplished a one-year certificate course at the American University of Armenia, majoring in Theory and History of Translation Studies. Back in 2006, she studied as an exchange student at IUPUI (Indiana University Purdue University in Indianapolis), with a major in American Studies. Her main fields of interest are film and manuscript translation, as well as event organization and coordination. Araksya joined urbanlab team in June 2017. More can be found here: www.linkedin.com/in/Araksya․
Ruzan Khacahtryan is a journalist and has worked for different mass media – magazines, newspapers, radio, TV, as well as for several websites. The longest part of her professional career was with Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty, at its offices in Munich, Prague and Yerevan.
Ruzan has lectured at Yerevan State University, faculty of Journalism. She served as press secretary to the Minister of Culture Armen Amiryan. Her recent civil service was within Cadastre Committee of Armenia, serving as media representative between 2018-2019. She has published a novel called “Wet City” (1996) as well as a handbook “The Tyro Journalist’s Book” (2014).
Gurgen hold BS from National Polytechnic University of Armenia. He joined our team from the very first day of its establishment. Being a freelance IT consultant, he also provides consultation to a number of organisations, among them American Councils Armenia, Achajour Natural Food chain of cafes, etc.
Sarhat Petrosyan holds M.S. in Architecture and Ph.D. in Urban Planning from National University of Architecture and Construction of Armenia. During 2004-2017 he worked as an Associate Professor at the Chair of Urban Planning of the same university. In 2011 he founded urbanlab and directed till his appointment as the head of the Cadastre Committee of Armenia in 2018 and resigned in 2019. Currently he acts as the founding director and principal architect of SP2 Design & Planning office. He is the author of around twenty publications and also articles on urban design qualities and policies on urban development. In 2016 he was appointed curator of Armenian National Pavilion at the Venice Architecture Biennale. More information can be found at: www.linkedin.com/in/sarhat.