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Narek Sargsyan

Narek Sargsyan

Chairman of State Urban Development Committee

In office since
11 October 2016

Curriculum Vitae

 Date and Place of Birth
January 1, 1959, Jermuk town

1965-1975, Graduation with a gold medal from secondary school N1 and the music school in Jermuk
1975 – 1980, University degree received with honors from the Faculty of Architecture of the Polytechnic Institute (YPI), in Architecture specialty
1992-1993, Training course: “Anti-seismic architecture” (France, Marseille)

Work Experience
1976-1979, Research Department of the Polytechnic Institute
1980 – 1983, Lecturer at YPI Industrial and Civil Engineering Chair, Department of Architecture
1983 – 1986, Moscow All-Union Institute of Residential Buildings Design, graduate studies
1987 – 1993, Lecturer at the Architecture Department of the Polytechnic Institute, as of 1989 - Acting Assistant Professor
1991 – 1993, YAEI Architecture Department, Vice Dean
1993 – 1999, YEAI Architecture Department, Dean
1996 – 1998, Union of Architects, Deputy Chairman (without remuneration)
1998 – 1999, Adviser to Prime Minister on Urban Affairs (combined)
1999 – 2004, Chief Architect of Yerevan, Deputy Mayor
2004, “Narek Sargsyan” architectural studio creative director
2008 – 2011, Chief Architect of the Republic of Armenia, Deputy Minister of Urban Development
2011 – 2013, Chief Architect of Yerevan
2013-2014, Chairman of State Committee for Architecture by Government
2014 – 2016, RA Minister of Urban Development
As of October 11, 2016, Chairman of State Committee on Urban Development under the Government of the Republic of Armenia

Additional Information
Candidate in Architecture, Professor, Honored Architect of the Republic of Armenia, Distinguished Architect of the Russian Federation. RA State Prize laureate; full member of the Engineering Academies of Ukraine, Russia and Armenia. He was awarded the French Republic’s National Merit Medals of first and second degree, the Fridtjof Nansen Medal, as well as the gold medals of the Armenian Engineering Academy, International Engineering Academy, YAE University and the Ministry of Urban Development of the Republic of Armenia. He is chairman of the Architecture Board if the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin.
Liable to military service, reservist; he graduated a university-affiliated military chair in 1978-1980. In 1980, he did a 3-month army service to obtain the rank of
commissioned officer.
He is winner of many competitions and author of numerous projects and research papers. In 2015, he received a State award in the field of architecture and urban planning for the design of the Government’s administrative complex at Vazgen Sargsyan Street in Yerevan, as well as Anania Shirakatsi Medal for valuable contribution to the field of urban development and the Gold Medal of the Engineering Academy of the Russian Federation, 2016 "Saint Saak- Saint Mesrop" Medal of the Armenian Apostolic Church. 
In 2016, he was awarded in the nomination of "Тhe Best Foreign Building" at the international festival "Zodchestvo-2016" for the new government administrative complex.

Political Affiliation

Marital Status
Married, with two sons