Architect Grega Vezjak is a member of the Slovenian Chamber of Architecture and Spatial Planning. His architectural focus centers on crafting custom residential, commercial, public, and memorial spaces.

His portfolio highlights include the renowned Canterbury Earthquake National Memorial – Oi Manawa, a national monument of New Zealand and the Tri Ân Monument in Jeffersontown, Kentucky.


Grega Vezjak was born in 1981 and grew up in Bilje, Slovenia. After graduation in 2007 at Faculty of Architecture, University of Ljubljana, he worked in architectural firms, collaborating on a variety of projects from large commercial high rise building to smaller residential and community projects in both public and private sector. In 2013 he became a member of the Slovenian Chamber of Architecture and Spatial Planning (ZAPS) and began working as a sole practitioner.

Awards and achievements include producing the winning design for a coat of arms of Orehovlje competition and coming second in a partnership design in a national architectural competition for designing Student housing in Nova Gorica.

In May 2015, Grega’s design won the international competition for the Canterbury Earthquake Memorial to be built in Christchurch, New Zealand. His design was selected from more than 330 international entries. In less than two years of ongoing work, in February 2017 the Canterbury Earthquake National Memorial – Oi Manawa was officially opened.

In January 2017 his design was selected from 128 entries in an international competition to build Tri-An Monument in Louisville, KY, United States. The Monument was completed and dedicated in October 2023.

In April 2018 his design for the Pan-European Memorial for the Victims of Totalitarianism in Brussels was shortlisted in the top 10 entries in the international competition.