Sarhat Petrosyan is the founder of UrbanLab – a Yerevan-based independent urban think-do-share lab. He holds an M.S. in Architecture and a Ph.D. in Urban Planning from the National University of Architecture and Construction of Armenia. During 2004-2017 as an Associate Professor he taught at the Chair of Urban Planning of the same university and also at the Acopian Center for Environment of the American University of Armenia. His fields of interest are urban design qualities and policies on urban development. He is the author of around twenty publications and magazine articles. In 2016, he was appointed curator of Armenian National Pavilion at the Venice Architecture Biennale. Currently he serves as the head of the Real Estate Cadastre of the Republic of Armenia, appointed in August 2018.