Sergei Tchoban (born 9 October 1962) is a Russian and German architect working in various cities in Europe and the Russian Federation. He is a member of the Association of German Architects (BDA), the Union of Architects of Russia and the Union of Artists of Russia, academician of the Moscow branch of the International Academy of Architecture and honorary academician of the Russian Academy of Arts, the recipient of architectural awards and a participant in various architectural exhibitions.
In 1974-1980 Sergei Tchoban studied at the Leningrad Secondary Art School, in 1980-1986 he studied at the architectural department of the Imperial Academy of Arts, formerly known as the “Ilya Repin Institute of the Russian Academy of Arts" (in the studio of S. Speransky and V. Volonsevich). In 1986 he started working at the V. B. Fabritskiy architectural studio, and from 1989 he worked in Leningrad as an independent architect. In 1991, he moved to Germany, where he worked from 1992 at the architectural firm Nietz, Prasch, Sigl in Hamburg. In 1995 he became managing partner of the bureau, called nps tchoban voss, and headed the Berlin office. Sergei Tchoban’s designs were implemented in Berlin in such buildings as the Cubix cinema complex , the AquaDom, the Jewish Cultural Center and Synagogue Chabad Lubavitch on Munsterstrasse, NHow hotel, Mall of Berlin complex, and the building of the Museum of Architectural Drawing (with Sergey Kuznetsov).
In 2003, he opened the architectural bureau Tchoban and Partners in Moscow, in 2006 through the merger with the bureau S. P. Project together with Sergey Kuznetsov and Pavel Shaburov they co-founded the SPEECH architectural office and Tchoban became its managing partner. In 2008, together with Sergey Kuznetsov he established the architectural magazine speech :. In 2009 he founded the Tchoban Foundation - Museum for Architectural Drawing.
Tchoban was the curator of the Russian pavilion at the Venice Biennale of Architecture two times: in 2010 he curated the project “Russia Factory” (together with Sergey Kuznetsov, Pavel Khoroshilov, Grigory Revzin), in 2012 – the project “i-city/i-land” (together with the commissary of the pavilion Grigory Revzin, co-curator Sergey Kuznetsov and Valery Kashirina), which was awarded with a Special Mention – the first time that Russia won an award at the Architectural Biennale. In 2013-2014, he headed a graduate studio at the Moscow School of Architecture.
In 2009-2011 he was a member and chairman of the City Planning Council in Linz (Austria). Since 2011 he has been a member of the City Planning Council of the Skolkovo Foundation . Since 2013 he has been a member of the Architectural Council of the Committee for Architecture and Urban Planning of the City of Moscow.