Ales Vodopivec graduated from the Faculty of Architecture in Ljubljana at Edvard Ravnikar. While studying architecture he studied philosophy at the Faculty of Arts (1971-74). He is Professor at the Faculty of Architecture in Ljubljana since 1993, teaching Design as well as History and Theory of Modern Architecture. He has been constantly writing about architecture for nearly four decades and is considered the leading expert on Slovenian post war architecture and Edvard Ravnikars work in peculiar. He has taught and lectured at Universities all over Europe. As an architect he won several dozen awards at architectural and urban planning competitions. His built work as well as his research was honoured by prestigious prizes like the Preseren Foundation Award, 1991, the Piranesi Award, 2000, the Plecnik Award, 2001, three Plecnik's Medals and the Ernst A. Plischke Award, Vienna, 2011. He is author or editor of books Architecture Ljubljana, From architecture - Questions art works, Hac Via, Edvard Ravnikar - Art and Architecture, Proceedings of essays, Edvard Ravnikar - Architect and Teacher.
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