ARTS & CRAFTSArchitecture/Interior Design
Vasken Brudian is an Armenian-American architect and design enthusiast. As an avid visitor to his homeland, he started running architecture workshops at the TUMO Center for Creative Technologies for two weeks each year. These workshops led to design workshops and longer visits to Armenia. Each of these workshops was widely successful. Seeing a need for internships for the youth, he decided to move to Armenia to create more job opportunities and assist Armenians as they find the right field and subsequent success. After realizing that he could gather his students from TUMO with other acquaintances who share a common interest in designing modern items from Armenian artifacts, he started the company Ardean. The company is on the rise, and Brudian believes that its products will continue to climb in the international market.