Architecture Professor Michael J. Crosbie Publishes Article on Jože Plečnik

September 07, 2023
Submitted By: Michael J Crosbie

Architecture Professor Michael J. Crosbie has published an article about the work of celebrated Slovenian architect Jože Plečnik, based on research he gathered thanks to a Coffin Travel Grant from the University. Crosbie visited Slovenia in June and focused on Plečnik's architecture and his urban designs for the country's capital city of Ljubljana. The article was published by CommonEdge, an international outlet for architectural criticism. You can read the full article here.

Crosbie focused on aspects of Plečnik's designs for the city that are applicable in the United States, including a more livable, human-centered urban environment. Crosbie appreciated the support of the University through the Coffin Travel Grant, which allowed him to focus on the work of Slovenia's most famous architect. 

Bridges of Plečnik's design are found throughout the city.

The design allows people easy access to the Ljubljanica River.

Plečnik invented a personal classical style with a humorous side.

No detail was too small for the architect's attention, such as this street light.