“To design is to spread a thin envelope around our interactions.”
– Dinko Kovačić, architect
Veljko believes that home is “being with”, so that is the basis of his work as an architect, spatial wellbeing consultant and sustainability/identity educator.
Trained as an architect (M.Arch.), ecovillage designer, designer for holistic sustainability and facilitator for participatory learning, Veljko doesn’t really identify with any titles, but rather attempts to weave his skills into projects and activities that benefit people and the planet while allowing him to continue learning through collaboration with others.
With his wife Ana, Veljko is running an award-winning studio for architecture, interior design and product design based in Croatia, with projects in various countries. But their work is about people rather than objects so Ana and Veljko like to say that they “translate” people into their spaces.
As an educator, Veljko has experience in design (and make) workshops, summer courses for youth, sustainability workshops (SDG), cooperative games for adults, and consent-based team facilitation (sociocracy).
He is also a translator for English and Croatian, and an alumnus of United World Colleges.