Head of the Department of Sustainable Urban Planning, City of Tartu
Tõnis is the City Architect in Tartu, and the Head of the Sustainable Urban Planning Department. Tõnis has been the City Architect for the last 9 years and has been working around the issues concerning public space and sustainability. Under his oversight, a number of annual national architecture awards have been granted to projects in Tartu and along with other successfully managed proposals, which brought the city a significant amount of recognition in Estonia. Tõnis bases his practice on the historical examples and attributes of Tartu. He obtained his master’s degree in Architecture and Urban Planning from the Estonian Academy of Arts.