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Arber Shala founded ARBERSHALA|ARCHITECTS studio in 2004. At that time, he was very young but passionate about architecture. However, he couldn’t solely operate his own studio and had to work in various jobs to gain professional experience. In 2013, after a successful career, he finally decided to focus on his own studio.

Today, we are a practice that aims to make a lasting contribution in the field of contemporary architecture. We prioritize the use of timeless materials, which are carefully selected. Our primary goals are to achieve client satisfaction by emphasizing the form and function, as well as the play of light and shadow. We believe that these elements are crucial for creating exceptional architectural designs.

In addition to architecture and design, we also offer services in urban/landscape design, product design, graphic design, and urban planning. By providing a comprehensive range of services, we aim to deliver holistic solutions to our clients’ needs.

About Arber Shala

Arber Shala, born in 1975 in Gjakova, Kosovo, is a highly accomplished architect with a diverse range of experiences and qualifications. His journey in architecture began in 1993 when he started studying at the University of Prishtina, Department of Architecture. However, due to the 1998-1999 Kosovo War, he was unable to complete his studies.

In 2009, Arber Shala obtained his Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture from AAB University in Prishtina, combining his studies from the University of Prishtina as well. Continuing his pursuit of knowledge and professional growth, he received a Master’s Degree in Architecture and Urban Design from POLIS University in Tirana, Albania in 2012.
Arber Shala’s passion for architecture led him to begin his professional career immediately after the Kosovo War in 1999. He joined the German organization GO, THW – “Technische Hilffswerk” as a Junior Architect, where he actively participated in the reconstruction of housing units, as well as various social, cultural, and educational projects. In 2001, he transitioned to another German NGO, ASB “Arbeiter Samariter Bund,” assuming the role of Chief Architect and Local Project Coordinator. During this time, he was involved in a wide range of projects, including the reconstruction of housing units, as well as social, cultural, and educational initiatives.

In recognition of his expertise and dedication, Arber Shala was promoted to the position of Head of Office for ASB Kosovo in 2007. In 2009, he further expanded his professional horizons by joining the local company AL-TRADE as the Head of Architecture and Design Studio. In this role, he assumes responsibility for coordinating all the necessary projects associated with the company.

In addition to his professional pursuits, Arber Shala founded ARBERSHALA|ARCHITECTS in 2004 as a freelancer. Throughout his career, he has served as both an author and co-author on a diverse range of projects spanning various scales and nature. These projects include residential, social, cultural, administrative, economic, mixed-use, urban, and landscape design.
Arber Shala’s commitment to his field is evident through his membership in the Architects Association of Kosovo since 2009. This affiliation highlights his engagement and involvement within the architectural community.