Scientific Committee Members

Amira Osman  

UIA 2014 Durban General Reporter

Professor Amira Omer Siddig Osman is an associate professor in architecture at the University of Johannesburg. Prior to this she worked as a senior researcher at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) in Pretoria, South Africa for just over two years. She finished her basic degree and Masters in Architecture at the University of Khartoum in Sudan in 1988 and 1996 respectively.

Between the two Amira also studied at the Institute for Housing Studies (IHS) in Rotterdam in 1992, where she obtained a post-graduate diploma. Amira finished her PhD in Architecture at the University of Pretoria in 2004. Following this, Professor Osman taught in various institutions for over 20 years (1988-2009), 11 of which were at the University of Pretoria in South Africa.

Professor Osman also worked as an architect in Khartoum from 1988 to 1997 and as a United Nation Volunteer (UNV) in Maseru, Lesotho between 1997 and 1998. She has participated in a number of projects in South Africa, including a hostel upgrade and designs for social housing in Pretoria. Amira has collaborated with various partners in research projects for a number of agencies and is a rated NRF researcher.

Professor Osman has also presented numerous lectures, workshops and courses nationally and internationally including in Khartoum, Durban, Dresden and Bergen. She has presented courses for a number of agencies including the Social Housing Foundation (SHF), the Centre for Housing and Land Development UP, CIMPSEM, Dresden and the CSIR. Professor Osman is also a member of several national and international boards and has served on various scientific committees and competition juries internationally.

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Ahmed Vawda

UIA 2014 Scientific Committee

  • Currently the Outcomes Facilitator overseeing Human Settlements at DDG level for Department of Performance Monitoring and Evaluation (DPME) in The Presidency (2010-2013); Sit on the SHRA Council; Member of the Scientific Committee for the International Union of Architects 2014 World Architects Congress.
  • DDG responsible for policy and programmes between 2002 and 2005 at National Department of Housing/Human Settlements; (Acted as DG in 2005); subsequently Technical Advisor to the DG’s/Minister’s offices working on Strategic Projects and focused on the Regional and International initiatives including the African Ministers Conference for Housing and Urban Development (AMCHUD), the UN Habitat, IBSA (India, South Africa and Brazil Partnership) and Cities Alliance (2007-2010).
  • Executive Director in the City of Cape Town (1997 – 2001), responsible for Community Development (Including Housing);
  • Chief Director at the Department of Land Affairs (1994 – 1997);
  • Community Education Coordinator, Khanya College – SACHED, an Educational NGO (1987 – 1989);
  • Coordinator at CAGUBA Development Project a Rural Development NGO (1984 – 1987).

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A. Zeynep Ahunbay

UIA 2014 Scientific Committee. Istanbul Tecnical University, Faculty of Architecture

Zeynep Ahunbay studied architecture at Istanbul Technical University (ITU). After her graduation in 1970, she became a member of the Department of History of Architecture and Conservation of the same university. Her doctoral thesis was on sevententh century Ottoman Architecture. She attended the diploma course on Conservation of Historic Structures at the University of York during the academic year 1977/ 78; submitting a thesis on “Archaeology and Conservation in the Ancient City of Side/ Antalya, Turkey”.

She became a full professor in 1988 and until her retirement in 2013, lectured on Ottoman Architecture, conservation techniques, conservation of Istanbul; conducted studios on architectural survey and conservation design at undergraduate and graduate levels. She has publications on Ottoman Architecture, conservation of cultural heritage and World Heritage in Turkey. She has taken part in several excavations, researches and conservation projects in Turkey and abroad (Bosnia and Kosovo) working on monuments damaged in wars.

 

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Andrew Makin

UIA 2014 Scientific Committee

Architect: born in Johannesburg, South Africa [1964]. Lived in Durban, South Africa from the age of two. Exposed to nature and its systems from a young age through sailing, hiking, camping in the wild, and outdoor adventure activities. Together with his cabinet-maker father, constructed a Paper Tiger catamaran when he was about 12. Exposed to a non-racial, non-sexist world view through his parents' range of voluntary community work. Recalls the radio announcement of the 1976 Soweto Student Uprising on his 12th birthday as the day he realised he was living in a deliberately broken society. Studied at the University of Natal [now University of Kwa Zulu Natal - UKZN] [1989]. Most important influence was the History of Architecture and Related Arts course, that set the built environment as the machine that enables or disables almost all human activity. Worked in various London architecture practices off- and-on while studying, and immediately thereafter. Established designworkshop in 1995 in Durban with Janina Masojada [Mark Horner became a partner in 2005] to contribute towards making a more natural society.

Designworkshop:sa [dws:sa] works across all sectors and is focussed on what urbanism, ruralism and architecture can do, rather than what it can be. Current projects range from single residential homes, to a hotel, a village for 2500 HIV

AIDS orphans, and two ±25 floor office buildings, one in Cape Town, the other in Johannesburg. The studio will launch a range of bathroom accessories and ironmongery toward the middle of 2013.

Achievements: Together with Janina Masojada and Paul Wijgers, design of New Building for the Constitutional Court of SA [1997] through international competition. Dws:sa design of the COP 17 Green Pavilion [2011]. Member of the committee established to redefine the Vision for the UKZN architecture Program [2012]. Lectured at all major SA Schools of Architecture, as well as the Ibero Americana University in Mexico City.

Awards & honours: Sonny Tomkin Award for Best Final Year Student in the School of Architecture [1989].

Mills Mc Bride Memorial Lecture [NMMB] called 'The City Is The Only Solution'

dws:sa

Sophia Grey Memorial Lecture [UFS 2006] called 'Borrowing Space &TIme'

7 Regional Awards of Merit, and 4 South African Institute of Architecture [SAIA] National Awards of Excellence.

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Bridget Horner

UIA 2014 Scientific Committee. University of KwaZulu Natal and Space Syntax SA. Liaison with Durban Organising Committee

Bridget Horner is an architect and Director of Space Syntax South Africa, she is also a lecturer in the Architectural Post Graduate Programme at the University of KwaZulu Natal. Bridget's expertise lies in evidence based analysis and strategic design advice empowering public and private agencies with the tools to evaluate project proposals and participate in the development of the design process.

Bridget completed her bachelor degree in architecture at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, in Port Elizabeth, South Africa where she graduated cum laude and was awarded a Commonwealth Scholarship to study at the Bartlett School of Graduate Studies at the University College London. After working as a consultant in the London office of Space Syntax on retail and urban development projects Bridget travelled extensively in Europe, Eastern Europe and Asia. Upon returning to South Africa she registered as a professional architect and then worked exclusively in the field of urban design before establishing Space Syntax South Africa in 2005. She has lectured part time at both Durban University of Technology and the University ofKwaZulu Natal (UKZN) before taking a full time lecturing post at UKZN in 2012.

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Pascal Moloi

UIA 2014 Scientific Committee

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Doung Jayangeer

UIA 2014 Scientific Committee / Creative Director UIA2014 Durban

Doung Anwar Jahangeer is an artist/architect based in Durban, South Africa. He studied architecture at the University of Natal and graduated with merits in 2000 after spending 3 years working and travelling abroad. He shifted his focus from architecture of walls to what he calls an ‘architecturewithoutwalls’. This shift in philosophy and politics in a sense redefined him as an artist although he prefers that the conception of architecture be broadened.

During the course of the last thirteen years, doung has been pioneering new approaches to creative work in public space, in ways that link the work of artists to wider processes of urban planning and development, and the achievement of social justice.

In 2000 doung conceptualised and implemented ‘The citywalk initiative’ as a way of directly engaging and observing the flux and mutability his adopted city. It now includes Johannesburg, London, Belo Horizonte, Addis Ababa, Malmo, Marseilles, Amsterdam and Copenhagen. His work is multi-media and includes live performance, film/video, sculpture, painting, installation and ‘architecture’. He has collaborated with numerous international artists / organisations in Scandinavia,

Europe and other African countries where he has instigated projects of a diverse nature including site responsive architectural installations, both temporary and permanent, that engage the urban fabric often in an openly critical and sometimes provocative manner.

In 2008 he co-founded an NPO called dala. This organisation focuses on devising initiatives, which engage art/architecture for social justice. dala’s work has played a vital role in engaging citizenry and artists in collective work around the reimagining of public spaces, inserting and making visible the histories and lived experiences of ordinary people into the construction of public space.

He won the inaugural South Award for the design of a mobile fold away shop for hawkers at the Design Indaba in 2009. The ‘spaza-da-move-on’ has been exhibited in Portugal and Italy and is currently part of an exhibition at the Smithsonian Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum in New York entitled Design with the other 90%: Cities. In May 2011 the Smithsonian channel have elected to feature the ‘spaza’ as one of a 4 part documentary on ‘Third world ‘ design.

He was a keynote speaker at the pre-post-per-form colloquium on inter-disciplinary arts in February and recently published inUrban Future MANIFESTOS (HatjeCantz 2010) along fellow contributors like Edward Soja, AbdouMaliq Simone, EdgarPieterse and Lebbeus woods amongst others.

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Eric Noir

UIA 2014 Scientific Committee

Eric Noir is a director of WSP GREEN by DESIGN. He is a professional architect specialising in sustainable built environment designs, urban development frameworks and development strategies design.

Eric Noir established GREEN by DESIGN in 2002, and as part of the team assembled by KrugerRoos, won the competition to design and build the BP Southern Africa head office in Cape Town. Eric has received broad based accolades for his work on the BP building as well as the Woolworths distribution centre in Midrand, which are considered benchmarks of sustainable building practice within the industry.

In 2008 GREEN by DESIGN was approached by WSP to head up the sustainable building business unit of the company. The WSP GREEN by DESIGN portfolio includes appointments as sustainability consultants for Nedbank Phase II, Standard Bank Rosebank, ABSA Towers West, the sustainability review of the 2010 Worldcup FIFA stadia. More recently, the new Vodafone Innovation Centre in Midrand was certified as the greenest building in Africa (6 star greenstar rating), while the WangariMaathai Institute in Nairobi is aiming to be even more sustainable. In 10 years of operations, WSP GREEN by DESIGN has received 11 Greenstar certifications, and 9 SAPOA Awards.

Eric is actively involved in progressing sustainability issues in the built environment and is one of the founding director of the Green Building Council of South Africa and board member since 2007. He is director for the Africa region of the International Union of Architect’s (UIA) work programme ‘Architecture for a Sustainable Future’. As part of this appointment, he was instrumental in organising the UIA side event conference at COP17 in Durban 2011. As part of the Africa Union of Architects and the Africa Network of Green Building Councils, Eric has been instrumental in enticing and assisting national Green Building Councils in Mauritius, Ghana, Kenya and more recently Sudan.

His interests range from sustainable urban environments, sustainable building design, eco-labelling and green roofs.

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Geci Karuri-Sebina

UIA 2014 Scientific Committee

GeciKaruri-Sebina joined South African Cities Network as the Executive Manager: Programmes in 2011. She holds Masters degrees in Urban Planning and in Architecture & Urban Design, both from the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), and she is currently a doctoral candidate in planning and innovation studies at Wits University. Previously, Geci was a Specialist at the National Treasury’s Neighbourhood Development Programme. She has worked with numerous knowledge organisations including the Council for Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR), Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC), and the Advanced Policy Institute in Los Angeles in development policy and planning, with a focus on the built environment. Geci is also a director of the South African Node of the Millennium Project (a global futures think-tank), an associate of the Institute for Economic Research on Innovation, and recently appointed to sit on the South African Council for Planners (SACPLAN). Among numerous other interests and associations, she also edits and occasionally contributes to several international academic journals and publications on various topics including foresight, development and innovation. Geci lives in Johannesburg with her partner, children, books, and a constant flow of transient friends and relatives.

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Gerhard Bruyns

UIA2014 Scientific Committee / Delft University of Technology | Assistant to General Reporter

Dr. Gerhard Bruyns is an architect and urbanist, and assistant to the General Reporter for UIA 2014. He presently holds the position of Assistant Professor of Environment and Interior Design, School of Design at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong.Previously he was faculty member of the Delft School of Design, Faculty of Architecture, Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands. He has previously worked in practice in South Africa before joining the Urban Renewal and Management Chair of the TU Delft’s Department of Urbanism. In 2008 he moved to the TU Delft’s Delft School of Design Advanced Research Unit as Master of Science design mentor and MSc coordinator. He has lectured at a number of universities globally, and acted as invited jury member to architecture schools in South Africa, Asia, South America, the US and Europe. In 2007 he coordinated, under chairmanship of Professors A.D. Graafland and I.B. Low, the Urban Development Stall of the African Perspectives Africains, which formed the core backdrop to his most recent publication and editorial work addressing urbanization within Africa [2012]. Presently he is Executive Team member of the IFOU, Scientific Board Member of the African Studies Centre in Leiden [The Netherlands] and editor of the Footprint Journal, issue # 16 [TU Delft]. Bruyns' present professional design and practice work is done in association is with CP, Arquitectura, Urbanismo, Investigacion.

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Hilton Judin

UIA 2014 Scientific Committee

Hilton Judin is an architect and curator working in Johannesburg. He developed the exhibition and research projects [ setting apart] and blank____Architecture, apartheid and after. In practice as Cohen&Judin he worked on the Nelson Mandela Museum in Qunu and the Living Landscape in Clanwilliam. He is an adjunct professor in the School of Architecture & Planning at the University of the Witwatersrand. He is currently doing research and renovation at the former pass office in 80 Albert Street, and an exhibition of the Origins of Humankind.

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João Belo Rodeia

UIA 2014 Scientific Committee

(Leiria/ Portugal, 1961)

Studied at the Faculty of Architecture of the Technical University of Lisbon (1979-84) and got his Advanced Studies Diploma on Architecture Design from the Polytechnical University of Catalonia (Barcelona/ Spain, 2001). He is considered to be a distinguished specialist on Architecture and the architecture profession as a whole through the holistic vision that was built from his own experience as president of the Portuguese Chamber of Architects (2008-2013), president of the International Council of Portuguese Language Architects (2011-15), president of the Portuguese Heritage (2003-05), president of the Iberian DOCOMOMO Foundation (2011-13), as well as from his long-time dedication to architecture teaching, research and criticism. He has been invited to teach and to give conferences in Europe, Africa and Latin America.
Actually Mr. Rodeia is professor at the Architecture Department of the University of Évora (Portugal) and
member of the Advisory Commitee of DOCOMOMO International.

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Janina Masojada

UIA 2014 Scientific Committee / Creative Director UIA2014 Durban

Founding partner together with Andrew Makin, of designworkshop:sa in 1997, after jointly winning the international design competition for the design of the new Constitutional Court in Johannesburg

Involved in regular international travel for the purposes of research and experience of best global practice.

Exhibited designworkshop:sa architectural work in international exhibitions in London, Berlin, San Paolo.

Invited guest speaker to local and international architectural conferences.

Involved as an external examiner and lecturer at universities across the country.

designworkshop:sais a Durban based, but nationally practicing architecture practice that is focused on achieving a high level of contemporary design, relevant to the time, place and culture of the project location.

designworkshop:sa has received to date nine Regional Awards of Merit, five National Awards of Merit and four Awards for Excellence, the highest accolade from the South African Institute of Architects.

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Jean BoscoTodjinou

UIA 2014 Scientific Committee

3. PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE

- President of the Benin Institute of Architects – 2006- 2010

- Council member of the Africa Union of Architects – 2008-2014

- Executive Director of the ECOPLAN Consulting group Cotonou since 1996: Environmental planning and design projects (Office buildings, Schools, Hospitals, Town development plans, Environment Impact assessments, Environment audits / ISO 14001 …)

- Member of the Benin national commission for DOING BUSINESS (Worldbank)

- Jury member for architecture competitions in Benin and for the Africa union (on behalf of the Africa union of architects).

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Jonathan Edkins

UIA 2014 Scientific Committee

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Karel Bakker

UIA 2014 Scientific Committee

Prof Karel Bakker (PhD) is currently thehead of the Department of Architecture at the University of Pretoria. He is involved in the pedagogy of Design, historic African Environments, Heritage in many formats at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, as well as in the international arena. His research focuses on Cultural landscapes, urban regeneration, intangible heritage, society and meaning, historic settlement, ‘shared-builtheritage’ as well as interpretation and presentation of sites. He has published widely and performed at many international academic events. He also practices in the field of architectural and urban heritage management.

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Luciano Lazzari

UIA 2014 Scientific Committee

Born in Trieste, Italy on 12.12.50, and grew up in Cape Town, South Africa, where he began his studies in architecture at UCT. He moved to London in 1972 and qualified at the Polytechnic of Central London, taking the RIBA Part III exam in 1977.

After working in London, he moved back to Trieste and set up a joint architectural office in partnership with Paolo Zelco in 1981. The office has carried a lot of residential development and health care buildings and more recently the office has become involved in urban renewal and has realised the redesign various town centers and in the Region and has won various competitions for the requalification of public squares, the recent ones being Piazza Libertà in Trieste and Piazzale Roma in Venice. Building projects currently on site include a class A+ sustainable 6 storey complex of 24 apartments, built entirely in loadbearing timber construction that uses all renewable energy sources. The project is the first of its kind in Italy.

From the year 2000 to 2009, he was elected President of the Chamber of Architects for the province of Trieste and was nominated Co-ordinator of the same Institutes for the 13 provinces of the north east, representing over 12,000 architects. For his work in promoting relations between the national architectural Chambers, he was awarded honorary membership of the Croatian HKAIGC in 2004.

Vice president of the Architects’ Council of Europe in the years 2007-2008, Lazzari is currently Head of Delegation to ACE for the CNAPPC and is responsible for following developments on education and professional formation. He collaborates as teacher and external examiner with the Universities of Trieste, Syracuse (Florence), Westminster (London) and for three years has held a master studio program Graz university (Austria).

From 2005 till today, he has been a jury member for various national and international competitions, often UIA sponsored. He is married to a South African born in Durban and has two adult children living and working in London.

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Mokena Makeka

UIA 2014 Scientific Committee

Mokena Makeka directs Makeka Design Lab, a laboratory practice founded in 2002 that designs innovative design solutions at the urban, architectural, cultural and installation scale. A career highlight includes being selected as one of the Ordos 100 architects. Makeka has advised the South African Minister of Human Settlements, sat on the World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council for Design, and recently became the inaugural winner of the Gold Loerie Award for Communication Design in Architecture 2011. He is published as a contributor in: Sustainable Waters Handbook, Transport and Mobility Handbook (Alive2Green nriden addition to numerous articles and papers on topics ranging across: sustainability, urban culture, transport and urban design, planning theory and African urbanism. Makeka was a speaker at the SAIA Biennale Convention, Green Building conference, Decorexconversations on Architecture, The Seminar of Social Innovation and Sustainability and the Public Design & Consumption Symposium, both held in Brasil to mention a few. He served as judge on the Plascon Prism Awards and sat on the FIFA 2010 World Cup Arts &Cuture Task Team. Makeka was a 10114 African Cities lecturer at UCT and an external examiner and studio lecturer at Columbia University School of Architecture. He is the recipient of the 2010 Johnnie Walker Celebrating Strides Award for design. Makeka also co writes ‘Men About Town’, a weekly column in the Cape Times and was a speaker at TEDxStellenbosch. He serves on numerous boards, including the Isandla Institute, Bush Radio and the Cape Town Heritage Trust.

Mokena is the Founder of a ground breaking initiative MoDILA (The Museum of Design Innovation Leadership & Art, South Africa) set to be the premier Modern Art Museum in Africa.

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Moleleki Frank Ledimo

UIA 2014 Scientific Committee

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Mphethi Morejele

UIA2014 Scientific Committee

Mphethi Morojele is owner and founder of the MMA Design Studio, an award-winning architecture and design studio based in Johannesburg. The practice has been recognized for its work in transforming the South African architectural landscape through producing some of its most iconic spaces and places locally and abroad post 1994. Many of these have received design awards both locally and internationally and in 2013 Mphethi Morojele was recognized by the South African City Press Newspaper as one of 100 global South Africans in the category of “change-makers and crusaders”.

He completed his professional degree in Architecture at the University of Cape Town in 1990 and a post-professional Master of Science in Architecture at the Bartlett School of Architecture in London in 1993.

He has been a studio lecturer at the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg and curator of the South African exhibition at the International Architecture Exhibition of the Venice Biennale and at the RIBA. He has also served on many international architecture juries for the UIA, the European Union and Holcim International.

He is past president of the Gauteng Institute of Architects and a member of the board of the Johannesburg Property company, a city-owned entity that holds all immovable property on behalf of the city.

 

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Noeleen Murray

UIA 2014 Scientific Committee / Centre for Humanities Research and Department of Geography and Environmental Studies, University of the Western Cape. Design Matters Architects, Cape Town.

Noëleen Murray is an architect and academic. She is currently a Senior Lecturer at the University of the Western Cape (UWC) where she teaches courses in urban geographyand is convener of the Masters and PhD Programmes. She is the lead researcher for the project Cities in Transition. Previously she has taught the Curatorshipfor the African Programme in Museum and Heritage Studies (UWC and Robben Island Museum), held positions in the School of Architecture and Planning and the Centre for African Studies at the University of Cape Town (UCT), as well as being an associate architect in practice at Design Matters Architects.

Her undergraduate, professional, masters and doctoral degrees are from UCT. Her PhD offers a reading of architecture under and after apartheid in which a key conjunction has been between architectural modernism and apartheid modernity. She serves as a member of the board of the Lwandle Migrant Labour Museum. Her involvement has been to work with deepening the intellectual project of the Lwandle Museum with the specific task of overseeing the restoration of the museum’s key artefact, Hostel 33 and the production of aco-authored book entitled Dislocation, the making of the Lwandle Migrant Labour Museum with Leslie Witz(forthcoming 2013).

Her research, writing and creative work considers spaces as diverse as the migrant labour compound, the suburban shopping centre, housing developments and most recently the shaping of the UWC campus. Key projects are: in 1997 she worked with the blank_Architecture, apartheid and after project; she was principal editor for the book Desire Lines – Space, Memory and Identity in the Postapartheid City (2007); she was curator with photographer SveaJosephy for the exhibition Third Worlds / Model Cities; as well as being co-editor with PremeshLalu of the book Becoming UWC(2012), Reflections, pathways and the unmaking of apartheid’s legacy.

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Pierre Manfoumbi

UIA 2014 Scientific Committee

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Rodney Harber

UIA 2014 Scientific Committee

Professor Rodney Harber, Graduated from the University of Natal in 1965 and after five years in practice began teaching in the School of Architecture, Planning and Housing at the University of Natal (now University of Kwa Zulu Natal). He taught in all three disciplines during his thirty six years before retiring as Associate Professor . He subsequently taught at TU Darmstadt and Durban University of Technology (DUT). In Andrew Makin’s words: Rodney encouraged students to explore, without fear of where it might lead or what product might arise, challenging them through finding other reasons, other purposes, through other mind-sets, other technologies, other skill sets and other ways of interacting with people.

Rodney is a registered Urban and Regional Planner and Heritage Practitioner and heads a busy multi-disciplinary practice focusing on developmental work all along the eastern seaboard of KZN. Rodney runs a small bustling practice from home as an extension of his commitment to teaching, with students from South Africa, Malawi, Mauritius, U.S.A., U.K., Germany, Norway, Sweden and Denmark passing through at times.

His practice is a people-orientated, pro-poor, participatory built-environment practice, which has operated for over thirty years along the eastern seaboard of Southern Africa. Projects endeavour to respond to socio-political imbalances and to assist vulnerable communities to access resources. These include community buildings, educational buildings, agricultural food endeavours (nutrition), HIV/AIDS issues, housing layouts, township planning layouts, capacity building and training, funding applications, project management and appropriate technology. His practice has always acknowledged the poor in projects that involve community participation. He has published two books, numerous publications and presented at many conferences – his publications show a breadth of interest and knowledge from Hindu Temples, to housing , to informal settlements and HIV/Aids related issues. Rodney represents Africa on the UNESCO/UIA Validation Council as well as the UIA Education Commission.

Rodney has adjudicated numerous competitions amongst which are: International Student Design Competition for IAHH, Mumbai 2003 and 2004; Des Baker Award National Architecture Student Design Competition, Port Elizabeth 2003; NSA Gallery Durban; Richards Bay Municipal Offices; Rock Art Hotel Drakensberg, Professional Adviser; ACCORD Peace Centre, Durban and Advisory Board for HIV/AIDSHealth Clinic Design Competition, New York 2003 and the African Representative Pan African Parliament Competition 2007.

 

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Roger Schluntz

UIA2014 Scientific Committee / Professor and Former Dean, Univeristy of New Mexico (USA)

Currently teaching architecture and urban design, Roger Schluntz served as dean at the School of Architecture at the University of New Mexico from 1999 until July 2010. Previously a professor and former dean at the University of Miami, he also served as the director of the School of Architecture at Arizona State University (1980-89), and as the Executive Director of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture in Washington D.C. He served as a director of the National Architectural Accrediting Board (2001-2004 term).

Schluntz received his master of architecture degree from the University of California, Berkeley and the bachelor of architecture degree from the University of Nebraska. He is licensed to practice architecture in New Mexico and Nebraska.

In 1996 Professor Schluntz was elevated to the College of Fellows of the American Institute of Architects. This honor recognizes his contributions in architectural education and achievements toward enhancing the quality of design of public buildings in the United States.

In a consulting capacity with public agencies and universities nationwide, Schluntz has served as the Professional Adviser for over twenty-five major design competitions. These include the Salt Lake City Public Library won by Moshe Safdie, the Denver Public Library (Michael Graves), and the Denver Art Museum addition (Daniel Libeskind). One of the first group of those serving on the National Register of Peer Professionals for the US GSA, he has been involved with the selection of architects and the design review of major public buildings in the United States for over three decades.

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Clinton Aigbavboa

UIA 2014 Scientific Committee. University of Johannesburg, South Africa

Clinton Aigbavboa holds a masters’ degree in Construction Management and a PhD degree in Engineering Management respectively; with sustainable human(e) development being the theme of his researches. He recently completed a short learning programme in good governance in Africa from the Thabo Mbeki Africa Leadership Institute in the University of Johannesburg, South Africa. He is permanently employed at the University of Johannesburg’s Department of Construction Management and Quantity Surveying where he lectures at both the undergraduate and postgraduate levels. He is the programme coordinator for the 2nd year level and facilitates an academic excellent/development programme to high schools in Krugersdorp- West Rand, through an NGO based in Krugersdorp. His research interest is in the economics of infrastructure development, sustainable human development, building information modelling, climate change and adequate housing development, green job creation, leadership in low-income housing, building post occupancy evaluations, construction industry development, informal housing and infrastructure development and national economics. He has published articles in reputed journals and presented research findings locally and internationally. He is currently the editor of the Journal of Construction Project Management and Innovation.

 

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Felix Linda Mampuru

UIA 2014 Scientific Committee

Felix Linda Mampuru graduated in 2006 from the University of Witwatersrand. He then worked in various prominent architectural firms in South Africa. In 2007, he joined the department of Public Works where he serves as Chief Architect under Professional Services. Mampuru’s work is directly informed by his connectedness to the social fabric of South Africa’s socio economic backdrop. To this extent he, together with GIFA (Gauteng Institute for Architects) have launched the ‘Share Services Incubator Programme’. This initiative brings back retired and semi-retired architects into the mainstream economy while giving emerging architects and graduates from tertiary the necessary support they need in order to establish themselves as meaningful role players in the economy. Mampuru has several memberships including South African Council for the Architectural Profession (ex board member) and Disability Committee current representative.

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