Fiona Garson graduated with a BArch degree from Wits in 1988. After gaining work experience at a couple of architectural firms, she started her own practice, focusing on residential projects in Johannesburg. With an ongoing interest in education, Garson helped set up a ‘transformation program’ in the School of Architecture and Planning at Wits in the mid 1990s, on which she taught for 10 years. In 2003, she worked in collaboration with Nina Cohen on the Seven Houses Project. In 2005 she and Cohen won the competition for the new Wits Art Museum, which was completed in 2011. Garson continued to work with Cohen on several cultural and educational projects, including the Lisof Fashion School. In 2013, together with three other architectural practices, Cohen Garson won the competition for the new University of Mpumalanga in Mbombela. Cohen Garson have completed a student residence complex and the library and executive administrative offices will be finished soon.