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Domen Strazar

Doms Architect

Vitemöllegatan 12C | 21442 Malmö
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I am an active skateboarder, surfer and freelance architect based in Malmö, Sweden.

Between 2012 and 2017 I studied architecture at the Faculty of Architecture (Ljubljana University) in Slovenia.
In 2016 I completed my half-year internship at Janne Saario Landscape Architecture in Helsinki, Finland.
I obtained my master´s degree in 2017 with a dissertation exploring the renovation of an abandoned rice husk factory “Rižarna” into a Youth skate center, focusing on both the public realm and the structure within the factory.

My architectural experience was mainly gained in the practice of Štajn Architects, based in Kamnik, Slovenia.
During 2017 and 2021 I worked for a skatepark design studio Pivotech based in Malmö/Copenhagen.
Since 2021 I run my own architecture practice in Malmö.

Practice & Philosophy:

My main field of work is architecture made for or inspired by skateboarding. I work in all scales, from urban planning to public spaces, buildings, and objects.
Having my roots in DIY skateparks and bottom-up community projects, I continue to support them and other non-profit initiatives. I work with passion, not just for skateboarding but for the people and the environment. Being open-minded, playful, and curious is what keeps me pushing forward.

My practice is based on close collaboration with (landscape) architects, other professionals, and whenever possible, local communities. Knowing their specific needs, I deeply support the engagement of local skateboarders in user-oriented planning and building processes. As a freelancer, I am constantly developing ways in which I can engage with my clients, project partners, and end users. My firm belief is that teamwork and receptiveness deliver the best holistic solutions.