Joachim Declerck is founder and partner of the Architecture Workroom Brussels. Educated as architect and urban designer at Ghent University (BE) and the Berlage Institute (NL), Declerck’s activities focus on innovation within the disciplines of architecture and urban design, while exploring their role within the transformation of the built environment. From 2008 to 2011 Joachim […]
Parallel session and panel speakers: Taffy Adler, Clara da Cruz Almeida, Dirk Bahmann, Ilaria Boniburini, Paul Carew, Thomas Chapman, Douglas Cohen, Enrico Daffonchio, Wessel van Dyk, Andre Eksteen, Nabeel Essa, Fiona Garson, Thiresh Govender, Bridget Grosskopff, Ludwig Hansen, Denver Hendricks, Mark Horner, Geci Karuri-Sebina, Marianne de Klerk, Pieter Mathews, Krynauw Nel, Nina Saunders, Yondela Silimela, Reon van der Wiel, Heinrich Wolff.
Matilde Cassani moves on the border between architecture, installation and event design. Her research based practice reflects the spatial implications of cultural pluralism in the contemporary Western context. Her works have been showcased in many cultural institutions, galleries and published in several magazines such as Architectural Review, Domus, Abitare, Arqa, Arkitecktur, MONU magazine on Urbanism. […]
Saunders is acting deputy-head of eThekwini Municipality’s Architecture Department, responsible for procurement and implementation of integrated architectural and building services. Her experience in the field of developmental architecture began at Harber & Associates and the Built Environment Support Group, before she joined eThekwini Municipality. She was a key team member co-ordinating the UIA 2014 Durban […]
Van der Wiel is the COO and a principle architect at Activate Architecture, having joined the firm in 2002, and become a partner in 2006. He assisted the CIDA University to set up its MACC course and presented the Architecture and Construction component. He has also lectured at Wits in the Architectural Representation elective. Van […]
André Eksteen is a founding member of Earthworld Architects; a Pretoria-based practice with commissions throughout Southern and East Africa He is born & bred in Pretoria (B.Arch. UP) and is passionate about tectonics, materials and regenerative design. In the early 90’s he worked on various educational projects for the North-West Province. This exposure, to the […]
Marianne is an architect and urban designer with experience in South Africa, the USA and Asia. She is a Fulbright Scholar with two masters degrees from MIT. After 10 years in Boston, she in 2008 to establish her own office in SA. She is working in South Africa and the USA and teaches at the […]
Taffy Adler is director of the Braamfontein Urban Revitalisation Project at Wits University, leading the ‘Re-imagining Braamfontein’ programme initiated by the Vice-Chancellor, and the development of Wits’s Frankenwald property. He has over 35 years of experience in political and social activism, and leadership in the trade union movement, urban development and human settlements. He was […]
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 […]
Wessel van Dyk completed his B. Arch degree at the University of Pretoria in 2000. He also holds a B.Tech degree and National Diploma (Applied Design) from the Tshwane University of Technology. Wessel is currently completing his Masters of Urban Design at WITS. His research report, titled “breaking down the walls”, focuses on the integration […]
Dr. Geci Karuri-Sebina is Executive Manager for programmes at South African Cities Network. Her interests span a range of development foresight, policy, planning and practice topics, particularly relating to urban governance, the built environment, innovation systems, and local development. She has two decades’ experience working and publishing in these fields. Link: sacities.net
Prior to establishing Wolff with Ilze, Heinrich led Noero Wolff Architects, with Jo Noero from 1998 – 2012, the firm responsible for numerous award winning projects such as the Red Location Museum of Struggle and the Inkwenkwezi and Usasazo secondary schools. In 2007 Heinrich won the prestigious Daimler Chrysler Award for Architecture, and in 2011 […]
Enrico Daffonchio is an Italian architect based in Johannesburg, South Africa, and active in Africa and Europe. The firm’s work ranges from product design to entire precinct developments; from luxury homes to sustainable housing in Africa’s booming cities. The architectural approach is strongly rooted in Daffonchio’s formative years in northern Italy, where classical architecture coexists […]
Formal qualifications include: Architecture (BaS – Wits), Project Management (Unisa), Business Administration (MBA– GIBS), Economics and Public Finance (Unisa) and Property Investment (Wits). Currently completing a Masters in Urban Studies. Began public service experience in 2005 as a project consultant in the City of Joburg’s economic development unit or EDU. From there I moved to […]
Upon graduating from the University of the Witwatersrand in 1996 Briget Grosskopff was awarded the Farrow Laing prize for Professional Practice. Over her career at GLH Briget has been involved in a number of projects of various types, ranging from corporate to private including ABSA Towers West which received the first 5 star as built […]
Horner in partnership with Andrew Makin and Janina Masojada, of designworkshop:sa in 2006. designworkshop:sa is a Durban based, but nationally practicing architecture practice that is focused on a achieving a high level of contemporary design, relevant to the time, place and culture of the project location. The office has approximately 15 staff, and is located […]
Qualified as architect at the University of Pretoria in 1990. Worked in SA and Namibia before moving to Leipzig and Berlin for 5 years. Completed Master of Urban Design and Human Settlement in KU Leuven, 1997 before returning to SA. With Paul Wygers established Urban Solutions, before establish LHA+Ud in 2010. He is also senior […]
Pieter is the principle of multi-award winning firm ‘Mathews and Associates Architects’. An alumni of the University of Pretoria, he completed his practical training in London. He served as President of the Pretoria Institute for Architecture (2013-2014), regularly acts as external examiner at South African Architecture Schools and has published two successful books on architectural […]
Denver is a an academic at the Department of Architecture at the University of Johannesburg and a Director at Urbansoup Architects and Urban Designers. Denver is currently completing his fourth qualification: a masters of Urban Studies at WITS. His research focuses on the ethnography of public space production in South Africa. Links: website, twitter, instagram.
Krynauw Nel graduated from the University of the Witwatersrand with a Bachelor’s degree in Architecture in 1989 having received several certificates of merit, particularly in his major subjects. He completed his first residential projects while still a student and spent a year travelling the Middle East, Europe and America. In 1987, he completed a practical […]
Founder of PJC, Passive and Low Energy Design, Cape Town, Paul combines his mechanical engineering background, keen interest in design and his experience in the UK, Sweden and Chile to integrate advanced, cost effective and pragmatic concepts and methodologies to the South African context from building to master planning scale. Links: website.