Dale Sinclair is AECOM’s Director of Technical Practice, the CIC BIM champion and the RIBA’s Ambassador for Collaboration and Technical Advancement. He authored the RIBA Plan of Work 2103 and supporting publications including Assembling a Collaborative Project Team. He is passionate about design management publishing Leading the Team: An Architects Guide to Design Management in […]
Start a conversation with the space around you by stretching and flowing at an early morning yoga session with the Wits Yoga Society (bring your own mat). Or don a headset and immerse yourself in your own private dance universe on the rooftop of OLS with architect and dance maestro Christos Daskalakos who will guide […]
Thiresh is an architect and urban designer practicing and teaching in Johannesburg. His deep curiosity in emergent spatial patterns, particularly in new democracies, informs the nature of projects he undertakes through his practice. He founded UrbanWorks to critically engage with these themes through projects of varied scales, agencies and disciplines. Links: website.
Born and educated in Mozambique, graduated in Architecture from UCT. Worked in New York, Hong Kong, Beijing, London, Pretoria, Cape Town and Johannesburg. Built projects are as diverse as the Houses of Parliament in Cape Town, the Soweto Theatre and POD-idladla. Collaborate000 founder, a group of multi-disciplinary collaborators that produces integral design solutions. Links: Website, […]
Henri Matisse: Rhythm and Meaning During AZA16: Standard Bank Gallery will be open until 9pm as part of First Thursdays on 1 September, with free shuttles available from Braamfontein and Maboneng. 13 July 2016 – 17 September 2016 | Standard Bank Gallery This is the first major showcase of the art of Henri Matisse on the African […]
The Guardian recently created this alternative guide to Joburg. We suggest AZA16 delegates to have a look and pre-plan their time in Johannesburg before and after AZA. Visit the Guardian Site to have a look.
Central to Bahmann art praxis is the exploration of the existential dimensions of the nature of place of Johannesburg, which he investigates in order to establish a sense of dwelling in this city. Johannesburg as a mining boomtown as well as the archetypal apartheid city suffers from a deep trauma, fragmentation and loss of place. […]
Ashoka Fellow, journeyman craftsman, master architect, artist and environmentalist, taught and practiced in South Africa later based in Boston led a class “Design with Nature” at MIT. Mezimbite Forest Centre was founded in Central Mozambique where super green and community based projects are taken on. Links: website.
Stanley Saitowitz was born in Johannesburg, South Africa and received his Bachelor of Architecture at the University of Witwatersrand in 1974 and his Masters in Architecture at the University of California, Berkeley in 1977. He is Emeritus Professor of Architecture at the University of California, Berkeley and has taught at numerous schools, including the Elliot […]
Yondela Silimela is the Executive Director of the Development Planning Department in the City of Johannesburg. Prior to returning to the City in 2012, she worked with the Public Investment Corporation in the Property Investment Division. Her career spans in excess of 15 years in the local government and development policy and implementation environment, having […]
Nabeel Essa is the principal of the award winning practice office 24-7. Nabeel graduated from WITS with a Bachelor of Architecture degree with distinction and a Masters in Landscape Urbanism from the AA. His practice applies unique skills in combining spatial understanding with new ways of re- interpreting heritage and museums. Website, Instagram.
Baerbel Mueller is an architect and founder of nav_s baerbel mueller (navigations in the field of architecture and urban research within diverse cultural contexts), which has focused on projects located in Ghana and the DRC since 2002. She is head of the [applied] Foreign Affairs lab at the Institute of Architecture, University of Applied Arts […]
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Daniel van der Merwe, AZA Chair, Architect with PPC Cement, Presdient of GIfA Esteemed guests, colleagues, friends, Ladies and Gentlemen, It gives me great pleasure to extend to you all a very warm and ‘a Jozi Spring’ welcome to the AZA2015 Future City on behalf of SAIA, UJ and Gifa. We are grateful to The […]
Peter Rich’s greatest contribution to African architecture has been through his seminal research into African concepts of space-making in sub Saharan Africa. He has successfully applied this knowledge in his Architectural practice Peter Rich Architect’s, in improving the quality of life of African communities. By telling the stories of both living and past cultures through […]
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Not only is AZA2015 packed with speakers, events, tours and workshops, but there are also events galore going on in Johannesburg at the same time: An unmissable foodie day out! Joburg’s most anticipated Restaurant Festival, Taste of Joburg, returns to Montecasino from 24-27 September 2015. 12 of Joburg’s top restaurants will fashion special menus of […]