Maruša Zorec studied at the Faculty of Architecture in Ljubljana, where she is teaching since 1993. She lives and works in Ljubljana.
Arrea architecture was established in 1999 and is mostly focused on public buildings and renovation. Former and recent members of the office: Matjaz Bolcina, Tadej Bolta, Rok Hocevar, Mark Koritnik, Ana Merklin, Mitja Novak, Ziga Ravnikar, Uros Rustja, Katja Saje, Rok Velikonja, Rok Willenpart, Martina Tepina, Masa Zivec and others share respect and passion for historical structures, local context, needs of everyday life and conceptual thought in architecture.
With them all, Maruša Zorec has received several national and professional awards, as Prešeren Fund Award, Plečnik award and Plečnik Medals for different projects, Piranesi Award and mention, Stele Award and others.
Major works of the office are:
Chapel in the Franciscan Monastery, Ljubljana, 1999; Open-air Altar, Brezje, 2008; Renovation of Vetrinje Manor, Maribor, 2010; Renovation of the the Castle Outbuilding, Ormož, 2011; Hostel Punkl, Ravne na Koroškem, 2013; Technical School at Ravne na Koroskem, 2015; Culinary Accademy in Maribor, 2016; Renovation of the Plečnik house, Ljubljana, 2015; Renovation of Švicarija in Ljubljana, 2017; Arboretum Volčji potok Entrance Pavillion, 2017; Unveiling the Hidden – installation at the Venice Biennale, 2018; Addition Building to the School for deaf children, Ljubljana, 2019.
Slovene modern architecture buildings 1945-1970, 2000, (www.evidenca.org);
Exhibition and publication Oton Jugovec - architect, 2001;
Unveiling the hidden/Odstiranja, publication 2018.