Matej Blenkus is an associate professor at the Faculty of Architecture of the University of Ljubljana. At the same time he runs the architectural studio abiro in Ljubljana. He is a member of the Association of Architects of Ljubljana and the Chamber of Architecture of Slovenia. He graduated and received his Ph.D. at the Faculty of Architecture, UL, and received his master's degree at the Helsinki Technical University, Aaalto University. For his master's thesis, he received the award for the best study work in 1999. He participated in numerous national architectural competitions, open and invited, for which, along with co-authors, he received several awards and recognitions. He has more than 15 years of experience in design.
For a comprehensive architectural opus, together with Milos Florijancic received the highest professional platinum pencil award in 2015. He was repeatedly part of the national selection for the European Mies van der Rohe Award. He lectured at the Zagreb Days of Oris, the Piran Days of Architecture and at several faculties and symposia in Graz, Zagreb, Split and Frankfurt. The works of the abiro were exhibited in independent exhibitions in Cankarjev dom in Ljubljana in 2002 and 2008, and in 2015 they are put together in a monograph published by the Museum of Architecture and Design of Slovenia
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