Panel Of Reviewers

UIA 2104 Durban has received a total of 554 abstract submissions and 270 draft full papers as part of the Scientific Paper Process. This means we needed 1108 abstract reviews and 540 full paper reviews. This mammoth task is carried out by a panel of 93 reviewers from South Africa and around the world. These reviewers are volunteering their services towards guaranteeing the academic quality of what is delivered at the Congress and what is published in the proceedings. All abstracts have been double blind, peer-reviewed. Authors of accepted abstracts were invited to submit full papers, which are also double, blind, and peer-reviewed. This is to comply with the requirements for subsidy and accreditation by the South African Department of Higher Education of South Africa. This process demands a rigorous peer review process by no less than two acknowledged experts in the field, to be followed for all papers submitted. The success of this process relies on the UIA 2014 Durban Panel of Reviewers.

Professor Zeynep Ahunbay
Istanbul Technical University: Architecture, Conservation

Zeynep Ahunbay studied architecture at Istanbul Technical University (1965-1970). She currently serves as professor at the Faculty of Architecture ITU since 1988; lecturing on conservation techniques for historic buildings and sites, traditional building types, reuse of historic buildings, conservation of World Heritage sites; conducts studios on conservation design. Professor Zeynep also has publications on the conservation of cultural heritage, Cultural Heritage of Turkey, Istanbul and Ottoman Architecture.

 

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Prof Karel Bakker
University of Pretoria: Department of Architecture

Prof Karel Bakker (PhD) is currently the head of Architecture at the University of Pretoria. He is involved in the pedagogy of Design, History of historic African Environments, Heritage in many formats of undergraduate and post graduate levels, as well as in the international arena. He has published widely and performed at many international academic events.

 

 

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Mr Jhono Bennet
University of Johannesburg/1:1 Agency of Engagement: Department of Architecture

Jhono Bennet obtained his Master’s Degree in Architecture with Design distinction from the University of Pretoria, South Africa (2011). He completed his undergraduate education in Architecture at the University of Kwa-Zulu Natal with a supplemented semester abroad at the Carlton University, Ottowa, Canada. Jhono currently works at the University of Johannesburg as a part-time lecturer and Independent Researcher while managing the operations of 1:1 – Agency of Engagement

 

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Architect John Bello
Project Design Associate

Mr John Bello graduated from Ahmadu Bello University in 1979 with a Msc (Architecture) and obtained his practice license in 1982, with the registration nos F530. His practice is called Project Design Associate (PDA) that registered in 1992. John, through his practice, has particular focus on design of buildings and infrastructural facilities for higher education.

 

 

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Professor Roberto Bologna
University of Florence: Department of Architecture

Professor Roberto is Director of the master’s degree in Architecture at the University of Florence. He has reviewed countless papers for the ”International Journal of Resilience and the Built Environment and Disaster’’.

 

 

 

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Associate professor, Ph.D Ruzica Bozovic Stamenovic
University of Belgrade, Faculty of Architecture: Department of Architecture

Associate professor Ruzica Bozovic Stamenovic, Ph.D is an award winning architect, researcher and educator concurrently teaching at University of Belgrade and National University of Singapore (2000-2012). She is also Faculty Fellow of Center for Health Systems and Design, Texas A&M University and lecturing internationally on health driven design. The theory of Human Ecology, health-space and their interconnectivity is at the core of her teaching and research interests.

 

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Miss Christina Breed
University of Pretoria: Architecture

Ida Breed is registered as a Professional Landscape Architect (SACLAP, 2006). She has practiced in many spheres of landscape architecture in the past decade. Her research includes urban ethnography and urban ecology with focus on contextual environmental and cultural suitability in design applications.

 

 

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Dr Gerhard Bruyns
Delft University of Technology: School of Design

Gerhard Bruyns is Assistant Professor of Architecture and Post Graduate design instructor at the Faculty of Architecture, TU Delft. He holds a both design related PhD and MSc degrees from the Delft University of Technology. He has lectured at a number of Architecture Schools [Visiting Professor at DIA] and has acted as a jury member at various universities in South Africa, Chile, Asia and the United States.

 

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Mr Angus Donald Campbell
University of Johannesburg: Department of Industrial Design

Angus Donald Campbell is a qualified industrial and product designer with over a decade of university lecturing, research and freelance design experience. His research and design interests focus on design and technology for sustainable development within the South African context and are evidenced through multiple publications, conference papers and postgraduate student supervision. His Masters in Industrial Design (2003) was focused on African style in product design and foregrounded his current trans disciplinary Doctorate in Development Studies exploring innovation and adaptation of technology by small-scale urban farmers in Johannesburg.

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Ms Marianne de Klerk
Marianne de Klerk Architects and Urban Designers

Marianne de Klerk an architect and urban designer who has worked for seventeen years on a wide range of projects in South Africa, the United States, and Asia. She brings a multidisciplinary approach to her practice with projects ranging from regional and urban revitalisation initiatives to individual buildings and infrastructure orientated urban redevelopment strategies. Her designs endeavour to balance the development, restoration and protection of Sensitive environmental sites, brownfields and cultural landscapes.

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Prof. Arch Romano Del Nord
Tesis Research Centre, University Of Florence, Italy: Department of Architecture

Since 1991 Prof ARCH Romano Del Nord he has been head of TESIS, an inter-university research center on systems and technologies for healthcare architecture, that gathers the University of Florence and of ‘La Sapienza’ University in Rome. He works with the Department of Education, University and Research to define standards and models used in determining the building needs for schools and universities. He was head of research for the project ‘Design criteria for the humanization of hospital facilities’, on behalf of the Department of Health.

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Prof Chrisna Du Plessis
University of Pretoria: Construction Economics

Chrisna du Plessis is Associate Professor at the Department of Construction Economics, University of Pretoria where she is currently leading a research programme on resilient and regenerative cities and lecturing on sustainable construction. She is also currently Theme Coordinator for the International Council on Research and Innovation (CIB) Priority Theme Sustainable Construction. Her research interests focus at both a theoretical and technological level on the principles and guiding frameworks for the practices of sustainable construction and human settlement development as informed by urban sustainability science.

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Mr Louis Du Plessis
Independent

Louis studied both undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in Architecture at the University of Kwa-Zulu Natal, where amongst other achievements; he received top honors in the post-graduate course of Ecological Resource Management. Subsequent to graduating with an M. Arch in 2008, Louis has been working in private practice in Durban for a firm focusing on community, social housing and governmental projects. While working in private practice, he has been lecturing architecture part time at his alma mater since 2009, focusing on the undergraduate design studio and History of Architecture.

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Dr Abbas Elmualim
University of Reading School of Construction Management and Engineering

Dr Elmualim is a senior lecturer and coordinates the work of the Sustainable Design and FM Informatics Research Group within the School in addition to the FM Research Group that he co-established six years ago conducting research in various socio-technical aspects of digital technology and sustainability within an FM context. Dr Elmualim research work has been widely published in various journals (30 papers) and has presented at various national and international conferences (more than 70 papers). His current research focuses on the development of integrative approaches to design, construction and facilities management with particular interest in sustainability and digital technologies viewed from a broad socio-technical systems perspective and seek to combine engineering research methodologies with those derived from the social sciences.

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Dr Fidelis Emuze
Central University of Technology, Free State: Built Environment

Fidelis is presently a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Built Environment at the Central University of Technology, Free State. His qualifications include a National Diploma in Civil Engineering, a Higher National Diploma in Civil Engineering, and an MSc in the Built Environment with specialisation in Construction Management as well as a PhD in Construction Management. Fidelis has published widely in Journals and presented papers at conferences in Africa, Europe, South America, Asia and Australasia.

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Prof.Arch. Tiziana Ferrante
TESIS Research Centre, “Sapienza” University of Rome: Planning, Design, Architectural Technology

Architect, PhD and Professor of Architectural Technology of the “Sapienza” University of Rome, conducts teaching and research activities for the “Planning, Design, Architectural Technology” Department. Since 1991, Prof Ferrante has been carrying out studies, research and experimentation in the field of planning and design of healthcare and social inclusion facilities, subject of numerous papers and publications. Speaker at national and international conferences; consultant on institutional committees for the evaluation of projects, collaborated in the development of guidelines and technical standards.

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Mr. Martin Fiset
Fiset Hospiconsult Inc.

Martin Fiset is an architect who’s experience in health care facilities planning and design spans over forty years. He has worked as a consultant, design architect and project manager on numerous projects across Canada, the United States and abroad. Mr. Fiset holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the Université de Montréal and a Master of Architecture degree in Health Facilities Design from Texas A&M University

 

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Professor Avi Friedman
McGill University: School of Architecture

Dr. Avi Friedman received his Bachelor’s degree in Architecture and Town Planning from the Israel Institute of Technology, his Master’s Degree from McGill University, and his Doctorate from the University of Montréal. Avi is known for his housing innovation and in particular for the Grow Home and Next Home designs. He is the author of 14 books and was a syndicated columnist for the CanWest Chain of daily newspapers. In the year 2000 he was selected by Wallpaper magazine as 1 of 10 people from around the world “most likely to change the way we live.”

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Professor Tony Fry
Griffith University: Design

Tony Fry is a design theorist, award winning designer and Professor of Design Futures, Griffith University, Brisbane working in Australia and internationally. Tony is the author of ten books and is currently completing a book on ‘The Future of Cities in the Age of a Changing Climate’. He is also director of sustainability consultancy Team D/E/S, was the founding director of the EcoDesign Foundation, Sydney (1991-2001) and as such worked for government and the private sector.

 

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Associate Professor Rob Geraedts
Delft University of Technology: Architecture

Prof. Rob Geraedts is co-founder and member of the international CIB Working Group W104 Open Building Implementation since 1996 and Associate Professor of Design & Construction Management in the Faculty of Architecture at the Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands. His research field is Open Building: the flexibility or adaptability of the product (buildings), the flexibility of the process (design & construction), and the transformation of vacant buildings into new functions, to meet the continuously changing user demands.

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Mrs Suzette Grace
University of Johannesburg: Architecture

Mrs Grace holds qualifications in architecture, business leadership, politics and philosophy. She’s also taught architecture at UJ for 3 decades

 

 

 

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Prof Rodney Harber
Harber and Associates

Prof Harber is now a retired academic. Practicing as Harber and Associates, architects, urban and regional planners. His work ranges from heritage conservation to whole towns. He is also member of UNESCO/UIA validation panel and education commission

 

 

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Architect Pieter Herthogs
Vrije Universiteit Brussel: Architectural Engineering Vlaamse Instelling voor Technologisch Onderzoek (VITO) / Flemish Institute for Technological Research: Unit Transition Energy and Environment

Mr Herthogs studies the influence of adaptable buildings and infrastructure on the evolution of urban neighbourhoods and sustainable urban projects. He is currently developing assessment methods, tools and design guidelines to complement his theoretical framework on urban scale adaptability. As a teaching assistant at the BruFace English Master in Architectural Engineering (VUB), Pieter Herthogs lectures on the design of transformable structures and parametric design, and advises master dissertation students.

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Mrs Bridgette Horner
University of Kwa-Zulu Natal/Space Syntax SA: Architecture

Bridget Horner is an architect and Director of Space Syntax South Africa; she also lectures in the Architectural Post Graduate Programme at the University of Kwa-Zulu 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.

 

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Dr. Ing. Antje Ilberg
Ministry of Infrastructure: Urban Planning and Housing Development

Antje Ilberg is an urban planner and architect with research, planning, and implementation experience at national, municipal, and grassroots levels in Sub-Saharan Africa and in the ‘’Near East’'. She has expert knowledge of the legal and administrative dimensions of physical planning and land management, and of informal urbanization in Africa. Since 2013, she has been with Ministry of Infrastructure, Rwanda. Urban Planning and Housing Development Expert and Adviser to Minister

 

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Professor Beisi Jia
The University of Hong Kong: Department of Architecture

Prof. Jia is the joint coordinator of W104-Open Building Implementation in International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction (CIB). Besides Design Studio, he teaches courses on History of Chinese Architecture and Housing in Urban development at his school. He is supervisor of MPhil and Ph.D. students. His students have won more than 30 national and international student design competition, including 1998/99 Dupont Benedictus Awards, and in exhibitions, such as UIA XXII World Congress of Architecture 2005.

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ADJ Prof Hilton Judin
Wits University: Architecture

Prof. 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.

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Ms Geci Karuri-Sebina
South African Cities Network

Geci Karuri-Sebina joined the South African Cities Network in 2011 as Executive Manager. Ms. Sebina holds Masters degrees in Urban Planning and in Architecture & Urban Design, both from the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA). She has worked with numerous organizations including South Africa’s Council for Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR), Human Science Research Council (HSRC), and the Advanced Policy Institute of the then- UCLA School of Public Policy and Social Research in Los Angeles, California.

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Dr Tom Sanya
University of Cape Town: School of Architecture, Planning and Geomatics

Tom Sanya is a Senior Lecturer in sustainable design at the University of Cape Town’s School of Architecture, Planning and Geomatics. His main research area is building sustainability and contextuality. Using a transdisciplinary approach, he teamworks with different academics, practitioners, government actors, civil society, small-and-medium scale enterprises and members of the general public in the search for and reflection upon (innovative) solutions for long term building sustainability and contextuality.

 

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Professor Emeritus Johan Selas
InstitutTeknologi 10 Nopember (ITS): Architecture

Prof. Selas born in 1936, Samarinda and retired in 2006. Being one of the founders of the School of Architecture in Surabaya Indonesia (1965) and Prof. Selas still teachs for graduate and post graduate students. Awarded with, among others, The Aga Khan Award for Architecture (1986), Chevalier dansl’ordres des Arts et Lettres (1989), Matsushita Prize (1991), Satyalencana (from the government of Indonesia 1993), The Habitat Scroll of Honour (2005).

 

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Ms Melinda Silverman
University of Johannesburg: Faculty of Art, Design and

Melinda Silverman is an architect, urban designer and urban strategist interested in settlement issues in cities of "the global south". She has worked for city, provincial and national government in South Africa on urban issues including sustainable human settlements, informality, low income housing, and land management practices that impact on the absorption of the poor in urban areas. She currently teaches urban design and urban policy studies at the University of Johannesburg.

 

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Prof Gerald Steyn
Tshwane University of Technology: Architecture

Prof. Gerald Steyn serves as Research Professor at the Department of Architecture of the Tshwane University of Technology. Academically, he holds BArch and MArch degrees from the University of the Free State and a PhD from the University of Pretoria.

 

 

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Mr Ken Stucke
ERA Architects

Ken Stucke is a practicing architect registered with the South African Council for Architects. For more than twenty years, he has focused his architectural work on green architecture and sustainable development, and now practices full time in this idiom. Ken has been asked to be part of several expert critique panels and workshops, asked to review design proposals or establish project briefs.

 

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Miss Philippa Tumubweinee
Izuba Inafrica
University of the Free State: Architecture

Philippa Tumubweinee is a senior Lecturer at the Department of Architecture at the University of the Free State [UFS] South Africa, a co--‐Founder and Director of IZUBA INafrica and a Doctoral student at the University of the Free State, South Africa. She also serves on the Board of Directors for: VEGA: School of Graphic Design and Advertising. IMPAC: The Moving Images Festival and the 40 000 Bubbles Club After completing her M.Arch. Prof degree in 2006 with a notable distinction in Construction, Philippa Tumubweinee was introduced to Academia while Teaching at the dept. of Architecture, University of Pretoria as an assistant Studio Master in the First Year Studio from where she progressed on to join the dept. of Architecture, University of Johannesburg [UJ] South Africa.

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Prof Andre van Graan
Cape Peninsula University of Technology: Architectural Technology

Prof. Andre van Graan holds a PhD in architecture from the University of Cape Town and currently heads the architecture programme at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology. He lectures in the History and Theory of design at undergraduate level as well as at post-graduate level in research methodologies and supervising masters and doctoral students. In addition to his academic work he is also the Immediate Past President of the Cape Institute for Architecture. He has also servd on the National Board of the South African Institute of Architecture. Furthermore, Prof van Graan is member of the South African branch of Docomomo, a past chairman of the Vernacular Architecture Society of South Africa and the convener of the Cape Institute for Architecture’s Heritage Committee.

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Mr Robert van Kats
BKVV Architects and DASUDA Foundation:

Robert van Kats (DASUDA /BKVV) is chairman, architect and an urban designer. Robert van Kats has studied architecture and urbanism at the Academy of Architecture Amsterdam. His office acts on business, governmental, NGO and private market both national and international with the a specific focus on the African market specialised in sustainable architecture, urban planning, master planning and building related energy concepts. BKVV follow an integral approach that leads to low energy and sustainable projects.

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Prof Christo Vosloo
University of Johannesburg: Architecture

Prof. Vosloo qualified with BArch degree from the University of Pretoria in 1981. He then completed his research based MArch degree from the University of Cape Town and MBA from Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University. Prof Vosloo has been in practice since 1983 and academia since 1984 whilst practicing part time till 2006.

 

 

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Chief Executive Macharia Waruingi
Ustawi Research Institute and Center for Health Systems & Design, College of Architecture, Texas A&M University

Mr Macharia Waruingi is a physician and healthcare executive presently holding various positions in healthcare business, academia and research. He is also a Research Faculty Fellow of the Center for Health Systems & Design at the College of Architecture, Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas. Mr Warungi has acquired extensive experience in advanced academic instruction in medicine, health administration and global health. His expertise also stretch to design, development and implementation of world-class health delivery systems in the United States and frontier markets in Africa and Middle East.

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Dr David Week
Assai Consult, Melbourne, Australia and Collaborative for Inclusive Urbanism, Oregon, USA

Dr David Week is Executive Director of Assai Consult, an international aid consultancy specialising in social infrastructure. For the first seven years of his career, David founded and co-managed a social enterprise in Papua New Guinea which developed an architecture that was modern extensions of traditional building knowledge. Since 2002, David has been an adviser to World Bank and AusAID funded large scale social infrastructure projects, including post disaster reconstruction projects in Aceh and Timor Leste.

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Dr Debbie Whelan
Durban University of Technology: Architecture

Dr Whelan’s architectural experience is focused on community development and heritage. On a locally level, she has been active in trying to promote the heritage of Edendale by instituting community projects intended to reserve earthen buildings constructed in the 1860`s. Dr Whelan has also written a number of publications on heritage related issues.

 

 

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Mr Eric Charles Wright
Boom Architects
University of Johannesburg: Architecture

Mr Wright is a practicing architect and lecturer. He coordinates the 3rd year architecture programme at the University of Johannesburg and runs the 1st and 3rd year design studios. The philosophy and approach employed in teaching investigates the changing nature of Johannesburg as a city, landscape and people. In his practice, in partnership with Claudia Morgado, Boom Architects’ work explore these urban-land-people focused concepts with a critical underpinning – the relevance of contemporary architectural and urban paradigms

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Dr Carlos Zeballos
Far Eastern Federal University: Schools of Arts, Culture and Sports

Dr Carlos is a Peruvian architect, who got a MSc in Peru in urban environmental planning and another MSc in Argentina in sustainability. Subsequently Dr Carlos got a PhD at Kyoto University, Japan in urban and landscape design. He worked for 5 years as a Post PhD Senior Researcher at the Research Institute for Humanity and Nature in Japan. Since 2013 he has launched a Laboratory of Urban and Landscape Design at the Far Eastern Federal University in Vladivostok, Russia

 

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Stephen Adams
Architect – Self Employed

A British Trained architect, with experience of developmental and disaster relief work in Lesotho, Swaziland, Kenya, Aceh Indonesia and Haiti. Recently teaching at the Polytechnic of Namibia as studio leader in the new school of Architecture. External moderator/examiner for TUT Pretoria, University of Johannesburg and University of Pretoria. Practiced in London and Oxford.

 

 

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Joanne Lees

Joanne Lees qualified as an Architect in 1990. She has over 20 years’ experience as an architect, development manager, housing and urban development specialist, for (mainly local) government, NGO’s, Social Housing Associations, and the private sector. She has been a principal of Lees + Short Associated Architects for 18 years. Her experience has underlined the importance of integration across sectors, and of socio-economic concerns in the quest for sustainable cities and settlements.

 

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Kevin Bingham

Kevin Bingham is a Professional Architect and a director at FGG Architects Inc, based in Durban. He holds a National Higher Diploma in Architecture, a Bachelor of Architecture degree, a Master of Architecture Degree by research, is currently reading for a PhD in Architecture and is a Fogarty Research Fellow (USA). Kevin is the current president of the KZN Institute for Architecture (2012 – ) and is a member of the South African Institute of Architects National Board. He serves on numerous education advisory boards, trusts and sporting committees.

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Peta de Jager
CSIR Built Envronment

Peta de Jager is a registered professional architect with a masters’ degree in applied ethics. She is currently research group leader in the building science and technology competence area for the built environment unit at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research in Pretoria. The research group undertakes research and development projects which are related to building performance, architectural engineering in social infrastructure, primarily health-care and education buildings in the Southern African region

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Professor Jacques Laubscher
Tshwane University of Technology: Architecture

Prof. Jacques Laubscher obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Architecture and Master’s degree in Urban & Regional Planning at the University of the Free State. Dr. Laubscher is currently appointed as an Associate Professor at the Tshwane University of Technology, where he coordinates and teaches the 5th year design and technology. Since 2001, he is practicing under the name Studio Jacques Laubscher, focusing mostly on the adaptive re-use of existing buildings.

 

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Dr Anna Rubbo
Columbia University: Center for Sustainable Urban Development

Dr Anna Rubbo, LFAIA, B.Arch (Melbourne), D. Arch (Michigan) joined CSUD at Columbia University in 2012. A member of the Millennium Project Task Force on Improving the Lives of Slum Dwellers (2002-04) she went on to found the Global Studio, an action research project to help urban professionals work more effectively with the urban poor. Rubbo is project director for the traveling exhibition, People Building Better Cities shown in eight countries and 11 cities in 2013.

 

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Prof Fani Vavili – Tsinika
School Of Architecture, Faculty of Technology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece

Professor Fani Vavili-Tsinika graduated from the School of Architecture, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, with a Master of Arts in Health Facility Planning, Metropolitan University of London and a Ph.D. from the School of Architecture, Faculty of Technology A.U.Th. She is practicing and teaching architectural design. Her work includes health care facilities planning & design and has published many articles, research results and other publications.

 

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Ph.D candidate Sam Moshaver
University of Montreal: School of Architecture, Department of Environmental Design

Sam Moshaver is a registered architects in the province of Ontario, and is currently a PhD candidate in Department of Environmental Design in University of Montreal. Sam’s research interests are in housing, flexibility and building systems. He have participated many conferences on the issues of housing, and open building, inclusionary zoning, and housing systems.

 

 

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Prof. Arch. Dipl.-Ing. Roger Riewe
Institute of Architecture Technology, Graz University of Technology, Austria: Faculty of Architcture

Born in July 1959 in Bielefeld, Germany, Prof. Riewe grew up in Cape Town, South Africa. He studied architecture at the RWTH Aachen, Germany and graduated in 1986 going on to found Riegler Riewe Architects in Graz, Katowice and Berlin (www.rieglerriewe.co.zt) . He runs projects in Austria, Germany, Switzerland, Poland, Croatia, Italy, Vietnam and Korea with his work being published extensively. He has taught as a guest professor in Houston, Barcelona, Prague, Cagliari and Aachen and since 2001 has been a full professor at TU Graz, being head of the institute of Architecture Technology IAT and of the research lab IAT|Lab.

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Prof. Gavin McLachlan
School of Architecture, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University: Architecture

Prof. McLachlan holds a Bachelors of Building (1972 UPE), a Bachelor of Architecture (1974 UPE), M Sc (Town and Regional Planning) (1979 UPta) and is a registered architect and town planner. Experienced a wide range of architectural and planning work and projects prior to joining the academic staff of the then UPE (now the NMMU).

 

 

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Mr Alexander Opper
University of Johannesburg (UJ): Architecture

Alexander completed a master’s degree in architecture at the University of the Arts in Berlin in 2001. In 2006 he moved to Johannesburg where he works as an educator, writer, artist, architect and designer. He is the director of the Architectural master’s programme at the University of Johannesburg’s Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture, a context in which, since 2007, he has developed an immersive mode of teaching-and-learning premised on ’”folding” the [architectural] studio into the field’.

 

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Dr Julian Raxworthy
University of Cape Town: School of Architecture, Planning and Geomatics

Dr Julian Raxworthy is a Lecturer in the Master of Landscape Architecture programme in the School of Architecture, Planning and Geomatics, at the University of Cape Town. He was the co-author of Sunburnt: Landscape architecture in Australia, and co-editor of The Mesh Book: Landscape/Infrastructure. His PhD thesis with the University of Queensland was entitled Novelty in the Entropic Landscape: Landscape architecture, gardening and change.

 

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Emeritus Professor Stephan Kendall

Dr. Stephen Kendall’s career in architectural practice, research and education spans more than 35 years. He is a registered architect with a PhD from MIT. His research in open building encompasses new design methods and logistics, and new technology needed to make buildings more adaptable, easier to customize to meet changing preferences and thus more sustainable.

 

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Dr Taibat Lawanson
University of Lagos, Nigeria: Department of Urban and Regional Planning

Taibat Lawanson is a senior lecturer and coordinator of postgraduate programmes at the Department of Urban and Regional Planning, University of Lagos, Nigeria. She holds a PhD in Urban and Regional Planning; and is a 2013 World Social Science Fellow. Her research over the years has focused around poverty and informality, environmental health and governance dynamics in the Lagos Metropolis; and more currently Africa’s emerging urbanism, urban livability and urban inequalities.

 

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Mr Yashaen Luckan

Yashaen Luckan is an academic and practicing architect. He holds a Btech Degree (DUT), and a Master of Architecture Degree from UKZN where he is presently a PhD Candidate. Yashaen serves on professional bodies such as the South African Council for the Architectural Profession (SACAP), where he is a member of the Validation Panel and the Heads of Schools committee, and the Council on Higher Education (CHE) where he serves as evaluator of applications for new academic programmes.

 

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Mr Andrew Makin
Designworkshop: SA Architects

Formed designworkshop: sa with Janina Masojada in 1997. Andrew is also a regular writer on the city as an important enabler of an optimized South African economy culture and society. Current projects include a village for 1000 orphans, many of HIV Aids; Community Centers and Sports facilities in two historically black townships; a hotel and apartments; a range of private residential houses; and a 25 storey office building in Sandton, Johannesburg`s Corporate business district

 

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Mr Jako (Jakobus Immanuel) Olivier
University of the Free State: Architecture

After graduating in Law at the University of the Free State, Jako successfully completed his degree in Architecture at the same university. He is currently the programme director for and lecturer at the Department of Architecture, UFS. His research interests are architectural design, architectural theory and higher education.

 

 

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Prof. DR. Ir. MSc. Happy Ratna Santosa
Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember (ITS): Architecture

Prof DR Ratna Santosa is lecturer/professor in the department of Architecture, ITS, Indonesia since 1976 and head Laboratory for Housing and Human Settlements ITS. She is also lecturer in Architectural Design, Human Settlement and the Environment, Sustainable Development, Human Settlement in Urban Development and Research Methodology. Also supervisors for under graduate final Project Design, thesis for Master and PhD student’s dissertation.

 

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Claudia Morgado

Claudia (M Arch prof WITS 2007) is a practicing architect and part-time lecturer at the University of Johannesburg, working in the 1st and 3rd year design studios. In 2009 Claudia formed BOOM Architects in partnership with Eric Wright. Their work explores urban and people focused concepts with a critical underpinning – the relevance of contemporary architectural urban approaches, and a focus on systems that gain value over time with lasting benefits to those it impacts.

 

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Fanuel Motsepe
Motsepe Architects Research Unit and Practice Unit Learning Apprenticeship (MARU a PULA) cc

Having lectured at the University of the Witwatersrand Johannesburg for 4 years, Fanuel practices as an architect and urban designer. Fanuel established Motsepe Architects Research Unit and Practice Unit Learning Apprenticeship (MARU a PULA) cc, which is equipped with a library, a computer lab, an audio-visual room, and a model-making studio. MARU a PULA engages local and international researchers and publishes research findings.

 

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Ms Hannah le Roux
School of Architecture and Planning, University of the Witwatersrand

Hannah le Roux teaches, practices, curates and writes about architecture. Her current research, lived modernism, is being developed for a PhD candidate in the Faculty of Architecture and Art of KU Leuven. This project is based on the observation of change in time of modernist spaces, grounded in the 1950’s model township, KwaThema, the 1950‘s to 70‘s fabric of Johannesburg’s inner city and tropical architecture in West Africa. Her writing appears in Domus, uncube, the Journal of Architecture, Architectural Record and others.

 

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Professor Krishna Kumar
Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology: Architecture and Planning

Prof. Kumar currently works as Professor in Department of Architecture and Planning, involved in research and consultancy projects of urban renewal, social impact assessment and issues of housing for poor. Presently guiding more than five number of doctoral candidates.

 

 

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Ms Budoor Bukhari

An architectural and urban designer and urban development planning researcher, Budoor is a graduate of the Building & Urban Design in Development (BUDD) program at the Development Planning Unit, The Bartlett, University College London. She is a LEED Accredited Professional and an Estidama Pearl Qualified Professional, and has recently joined CH2M Hill as Urban Designer. With a background in architectural and urban design, Budoor’s educational and professional journey thus far have stimulated a keen interest in the role and potential of community-based and participatory approaches to urban development planning and design.

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Luciano Lazzari

Born in Trieste, Italy 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 out a lot of residential development and health care buildings and more recently the office has become involved in urban renewal

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Professor Denise Morado Nasdmento
School of Architecture – Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais: Department of Projects

Prof. Nasdmento holds a Degree in Architecture and Urbanism, MA in Architecture and Ph.D. in Information Science. Professor at the School of Architecture at Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, coordinator of the research group PRAXIS (Social practices in urban space), researcher of CPNq.

 

 

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Dr Abimbola Olukemi Windapo
University of Cape Town: Construction Economics and Management

Dr Abimbola Olukemi Windapo is a Senior Lecturer at the Dept. of Construction Economics and Management, University of Cape Town. Abimbola's career spans 26 years after graduating from the University of Ife with a BSc (Hons.) degree in Building. She has both MSc and PhD degrees in Construction Management and Building respectively. She has practiced in, written, lectured and researched on housing and construction studies; building materials; and construction industry, company and project performance.

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Professor of Architecture Roger Schluntz
University of New Mexico Albuquerque, New Mexico – USA: School of Architecture and Planning

Schluntz received his Master of Architecture degree from the University of California, Berkeley. A Fellow of the American Institute of Architects and NCARB certified, he is licensed to practice architecture in New Mexico and Nebraska. In a consulting capacity with public agencies and universities nationwide, Schluntz has served as the Professional Adviser for over twenty-five major design competitions. One of the first group of those serving on the National Register of Peer Professionals for the US General Services Administration, he has been involved with the selection of architects and the design review of major public buildings for over three decades.

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Nancy Clark
Associate Professor, Assistant Director Head of Graduate Programs
University of Florida: School of Architecture

founder and Director of Global Lab research consortium, a cross-disciplinary research initiative with the University of Florida focused on the study of emergent global trajectories in architectural practice, building technology, and urban policy making. She is Co-Founding member of the Consortium for Hydro-Generated Urbanism (CHU) which proposes new paradigms for the evolution of water-based settlements. Ms. Clark is currently the Assistant Director at the University of Florida in charge of Graduate Programs at the University Of Florida School Of Architecture and serves as the Coordinator of the G|SoA Ivan Smith Endowment, a program dedicated to the advancement of graduate education.

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Monica Albonico
Principal, Coordinator and Co Founder Albonico Sack Metacity (ASM) Architects and Urban Designers

Director of Metacity, Urban Projects Unit

Monica holds a bachelor degree in architecture and a masters in urban design from the University of the Witwatersrand. She is the director of the METACITY, URBAN PROJECTS UNIT and a Principal and Co-ordinator of Architectural and Urban Design projects at the firm she co-founded, known as Albonico Sack Metacity (ASM) Architects and Urban Designers. As an educator Monica has actively participated in academic and training programmes across South Africa and Latin America. Her work focuses on design innovation based on an open, interactive and inclusive approach to city building. Her work addresses primarily issues related to urban transformation, cultural and heritage spaces, sustainable human settlements and the creation of liveable cities.

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Prof. Chris Adendorff
Business School, Department of Construction Management: Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, Business School

Professor Chris Adendorff is an entrepreneur and academic who, since 1985 built a substantial family business. He holds a double doctorate in commerce as well as future studies. He has a passion for future studies and the management of family businesses. His particular interest is in planning, governance and turnaround strategies. He lectures on future studies, entrepreneurship, construction management and research methodology. Professor Adendorff has since written various books and published extensively in international journals.

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Dr Preeti Onkar Sing
National Institute of Technology, Bhopal, India: Architecture and Planning

Dr Preeti graduated with a Bachelors of Architecture, Masters in Urban Development and Planning and further acquired a PhD in Architecture and planning. And her professional background includes consultant for various Architectural and Planning projects for the past 16 years. Research background: Sustainable Architecture, Urban Renewal & Redevelopment and Quality of life.

 

 

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Gabriella Y. Carolini

Gabriella Y. Carolini is the Ford Career Development Assistant Professor in the Department of Urban Studies and Planning at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Gabriella has studied and been an affiliated researcher in universities in Brazil, France, Mozambique, and the UK. She earned her doctoral degree in urban planning from Columbia University, where she also held a National Science Foundation IGERT fellowship in international development and globalization. She is also currently the co-chair of the Global Planning Educators’ Interest Group within the American Collegiate Schools of Planning.

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Nicola Darke

Nicola Darke holds a Masters in Conservation of the Built Environment from the University of Cape Town and currently heads the School of Architecture at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University. In addition to her academic work she is also a Past President of the Eastern Cape Institute of Architects and a past member of the National Board of the South African Institute of Architects. Furthermore, Ms Darke is a member of the Provincial Heritage Resources Authority BELCOM and convener of the Eastern Cape Institute for Architects Heritage Committee.

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Fidelis Emuze

Fidelis Emuze is presently a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Built Environment at the Central University of Technology, Free State. His qualifications include a National Diploma in Civil Engineering, a Higher National Diploma in Civil Engineering, and an MSc in the Built Environment with specialisation in Construction Management as well as a PhD in Construction Management. Emuze has published widely in journals and presented papers at conferences in Africa, Europe, South America, Asia and Australasia.

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Sibusiso Sithole

Sibusiso Sithole is a qualified Candidate Architect from the University of KwaZulu-Natal. He has a wide and varied mix of experience gained from working with a number of acclaimed architects both locally and abroad. With experience in design concept development, working drawings, presentation, documentation, digital and physical model realization. He joined Architects Collaborative in 2012 where he is involved in a wide range of interesting and ground breaking projects. He is currently reading for a doctorate degree and working as a full time lecturer at the University of KwaZulu-Natal whilst still maintaining a strong working relationship with Architects Collaborative.

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Amanda Breytenbach
Vice Dean at the Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture at the University of Johannesburg

Amanda Breytenbach, has been involved in Interior Design education for over 18 years and has also participated, over the past 12 years, in the development of the Interior Design profession. Apart from her participation in the Interior Design profession and education, she has also actively participated in sustainable design issues within the education curriculum. She is currently Vice Dean at the Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture at the University of Johannesburg.

 

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Finzi Saidi

Finzi Saidi is the Head of Architecture in the Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture at University of Johannesburg. He trained as an architect at the Copperbelt University in Zambia, as a Landscape architect from the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, and obtained his PhD from the University of Pretoria. His research interests include exploring the curricula of architecture and landscape design, landscape urbanism and design of public open spaces in various contexts. He was the Convenor of the Master of Landscape Architecture Programme at the University of Cape Town from 2006 to 2008.

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