15 Jul ADELE NAUDE SANTOS
ADÈLE NAUDÉ SANTOS
“NARRATIVE MAPS”: CONCEPTS AND CREATIONS
Prof. Santos’ career combines professional practice, research, and teaching. Alone and with associates in South Africa, Philadelphia and San Francisco, Santos has been in private practice for more than forty years. She won numerous international design competitions, citations and awards. Following a holistic approach her work is concerned with the creation of social and contextual responsible design. The built environment, she upholds, should satisfy not only functional requirements but also the human spirit. Her work comprises varied typologies and scales in diverse social-economic groups, cultures and countries. Santos regards her practice as research based and is especially concerned with dwelling units.
Her academic career includes professorships within the graduate programs of UC Berkeley, Harvard, Rice University, and the University of Pennsylvania (UPenn), chair of the Department of Architecture, UPenn and founding Dean of the School of Architecture at the University of California, San Diego. Prof. Santos devotes her academic research towards housing, construction and urban planning and design.
Education 1968: Masters in Architecture & Master of City Planning, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA; 1963: Masters in Architecture in Urban Design, Harvard, Cambridge, Mass., USA; 1961: Bachelor of Architecture, Architectural Association, London
Projects featured House Stekhoven, Newlands, Cape Town, Western Cape (1972); Rowan Lane Housing, Kenilworth, Cape Town, Western Cape (1973)