Saša Begović: Interventions in Public Space

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Sports Hall by Saša Begović. photo / Damir_Fabijanic

Saša Begović is a founding partner and principal architect of 3LHD architects, a Croatian-based architecture practice, established in 1994. 3LHD focuses its activities on integration and interaction between architecture, urban planning, landscape, design, and art. During his career, Begović has led many of the firm’s award-winning projects in various typologies — public, cultural, residential, leisure, sports, and mixed-use. For his work, he has received several Croatian and international recognitions and awards. The office's work has been presented at universities, exhibitions, and institutions all over the world. He has been active in the academic field for the last 17 years and has been a visiting critic, workshop leader, and lecturer at various schools in Europe and U.S. such as ETH Zurich, Northeastern University in Boston, and technical universities in Vienna and Munich, among others. He was visiting lecturer at Graz University of Technology in Austria (2001–05), held a visiting professorship at the Faculty of Architecture in Ljubljana, Slovenia (2013) and Faculty of Architecture in Zagreb, Croatia (2011–16). Since 2010, he has held an assistant professorship and chair of architecture and urban design at the University of Split's Faculty of Civil Engineering, Architecture, and Geodesy. Begović graduated from the Faculty of Architecture, University of Zagreb, Croatia. Begović is currently a visiting critic at Cornell's College of Architecture, Art, and Planning in Ithaca for fall 2017.