He studied shipbuilding at the University of Graz a year later, and in 1919 enrolled in the department of architecture at VTŠ in Prague.
He designed many buildings, most notably Nebotičnik in Ljubljana, which was the tallest building in Yugoslavia upon its completion. He began his studies at the Technical University of Vienna in 1912, studying mechanical engineering. He passed his final examinations in 1922 and began his career as an architect and engineer
He returned to Ljubljana, then part of the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes and soon became a successful architect.
His interest in contemporary architectural developments led him to design the first Slovene skyscraper, based on the most recent architectural developments. After World World War II his career became endangered because of his liberal worldview, regarded as hostile by the new Communist authorities.
He was first imprisoned on secret charges and sentenced to forced labor, and then released and denied work. In 1946, he was sent by the Titoist regime of the Federal People"s Republic of Yugoslavia to the work brigade in Bosnia, to work as an engineer on the construction of the Brčko-Banovići railway line.
He died in Lukavac building the line the same year under unknown circumstances, although the cause of death was officially reported as a heart attack.
He is buried in the Škofja Loka cemetery. Vladimir Šubic was the architect of many buildings. The Nebotičnik high-rise
The Koehler Mansion
The Meksika apartment house
The Chamber of Labour (Delavska zbornica), now the seat of the Slovenian Cinematheque
Several apartment blocks for the Pension Fund Institution (Pokojninski zavod)
The tomb for the Jelačin family
The Šubic Mansion
The Palace of Trade
The Grafika Palace
The Palace of Trade Academy
The Udarnik Cinema in Maribor
The Putnik Pavilion in Belgrade.