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City Government

Curriculum Vitae

Elo Kiivet

Deputy Mayor

Date and place of birth
21 August 1982, Tallinn

Education and qualifications
2022                     Qualification: Authorised Architect, level 7
2009                     Estonian Academy of Arts, Master of Architecture (Architecture and Urban Planning)
2007                     Exchange student in Spain (Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de Madrid)
2001–2002         Estonian Agricultural University, Landscape Architecture

Work experience
Deputy Mayor of Tartu from 1 March 2023
2021–2023         Tartu City Government, Department of Municipal Property. Project Manager of the Südalinna Centre, Spatial Program Developer, Organiser of International Architectural Competition
2015–…               Linnalabor, Architect and Urbanist, Member of the Management Board
2017–2022         Architect and Head of the Spatial Team of the Opinion Festival area; Initiator and Architect of the Paide Central Square spatial experiment
2019–2021         Paide City Government, City Architect
2017–2019         Sirp cultural publication, Architecture Editor
2013–2015         Tartu City Government, Architecture and Urban Design Service, Architect Specialist
2012–2013         Hayashi-Grossschmidt Arhitektuur, Architect
2009–2012         QP Arhitektid, Architect
2006–2007         KAVAKAVA architectural bureau, Architect’s Assistant

Academic Activities
2018–2022         Tallinn University, Institute of Natural Sciences and Health, Lecturer of the course ‘Introduction to spatial planning’
2020                     Paide Upper Secondary School, Teacher of the elective course ‘Introduction to architecture’
2017–2018         Tallinn Art Upper Secondary School, Teacher of Architecture
2015–2018         Tallinn University of Applied Sciences, Institute of Architecture, Lecturer
2014–2017         Tartu Higher School of Art, Department of Sculpture, Guest Lecturer
2016–2017         School of Architecture, Teacher of 13-15-year-old students
2014–2015         Tartu Higher School of Art, Department of Sculpture, Lecturer of the course ‘Basics of architecture’
2015                     Tartu Higher School of Art, Lecturer of the elective course ‘Children’s play objects for the outdoor area of the Estonian National Museum’
2016–…               Union of Estonian Architects, Member of the Executive Committee 2017–2020, Member of the Creative Grants Commission since 2017

2020                     Journalism prize of the Sirp cultural publication, Estonian architectural prizes
2019                     Cooperation prize of the Estonian Landscape Architects’ Union, Estonian architectural prizes
2019                     Heritage Demonstrator 2019, annual prizes of the National Heritage Board
2018                     Paide heart medal for special services
2017                     Tartu Culture Bearer 2016

Language skills
Estonian – native language
English – very good oral and written skills
Spain – good oral and written skills
Russian – conversational level

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