1989

Mira combined her professional career with an academic one, lecturing at the University of Witwatersrand during 1977 and 1978. From 1978 she worked in partnership with Marcus Holmes to establish Fassler Kamstra & Holmes Architects. Mira received numerous awards for work produced by herself and in various associations and partnerships.

1990

Roelof Uitenbogaardt has made a significant contribution to both the practice and education of architecture and city planning in South Africa. As architect and urban designer he practiced both on his own, and in partnership first with PJ Pelser; in the 1970s with Andrew Macaskill and Peter Schneider; and in the 1980s with Norbert Rozendal.

1991

Gawie Fagan has received numerous awards for his work. He achieved successful results through his concerns with Cape Town’s improvements that led to the establishment of the Victorian and Alfred development; stopping a freeway at Kirstenbosch’s entrance in 1972 and saving Sandy Bay from development in 1969. Fagan’s work is internationally recognised and numerous articles have been published in journals.

1992

Willie served as president of the Transvaal Provincial Institute of Architects and was a recipient of the Medal of Honour for Architecture by the SA Akademie vir Wetenskap en Kuns. He was appointed as design leader for the new Rand Afrikaans University (RAU) project. Willie and Francois Pienaar received the winning entry in the international Pahlavi National Library competition for Tehran in 1978.

1993

Glen Gallagher worked in London and New York after completing his architectural studies at the University of the Witwatersrand. His work has been repeatedly honoured by the profession through the peer reviewed Awards of Merit, as well as numerous other awards, including the Silver Medal of Excellence of the Institute of South African Architects (1993) for his service to the profession.

1994

Jack Barnett's first employment was at the offices of Harrison and Abramowitz in New York, USA. He also worked for Kantorowich and Hope for whom he won the first of many competitions throughout his career. He was awarded the Gold Medal by the SA Institute of Architects in 1982.

1995

Hannes Meiring is perhaps best known for his collections of free hand sketches that were published from 1972 onwards. He was awarded by the SA Institute of Architects for House Ackermann and the restoration of the Erasmus Castle. Other major projects followed like the Trust Bank Centre in Cape Town (1971) and the Conservatoire of Music of the University of Stellenbosch (1973).

1996

Pancho Guedes' success as an architect is clear when his ability to solve functional puzzles and integrate beautifully imagined spaces is examined. His work is personal, sculptural and exuberant. In 2010 a retrospective of his body of work was held at the Museu Coleccau Berardo in Lisbon, Portugal was opened by Sir Peter Cook and attracted over 48 000 visitors.

1997

Revel Fox's work reflected both his African heritage and the influences of European styles. His massive contribution to South African architecture and urbanism earned him several prestigious awards, ranging from the South African Institute of Architecure’s Award for his outstanding contribution to architecture in South Africa in 1977.

1998

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. Her work comprises varied typologies and scales in diverse social-economic groups, cultures and countries.

1999

Jack Diamond has become renowned for his sensitive interpretation of site and context across a wide range of building types, from civic and residential to performing arts and academic projects. His interest in urban reform and the complex, interdependent relationship between architecture and the city has influenced his architecture, publications and his engagement with diverse public agencies.

2000

Stanley Saitowitz is a Professor of Architecture at the University of California and has taught at a number of schools. His book, ‘Stanley Saitowitz – Architecture at Rice 33’ received an AIA International Architecture Book Award for Monographs in 1998. His Transvaal House at Schoemansville in 1976 was declared a National Monument by the National Monuments Council of South Africa in 1997.

2001

Hentie Louw worked in architectural offices in South Africa, Germany and England, mainly on hospital design and housing, but decided to pursue an academic career instead. He studied architectural history under Bruce Allsopp at Newcastle University and Sir Howard Colvin at Oxford University. He engaged regularly with various academic bodies in Britain and abroad as a speaker, participant, committee member, organiser of events and contributor to academic journals.

2002

Louis Karol is the founder of Architecture SA and has served as chairman of its editorial board. He has worked with a passion for quality, and for delivering long-term commercial sustainability and architectural craftsmanship within a genre typified by disposability. Louis’ practice has been fiercely committed to the Cape Town city centre, where there remains barely a block that has not been touched by the practice in some way.

2003

Since 1992 Peter Buchanan has freelanced as a writer, exhibition curator and consultant in environmental design and planning. Besides writing the catalogues to the exhibitions for which he was curator, he has contributed essays to other catalogues, including on Aldo and Hannie van Eyck and Thomas Herzog.

2004

In 1970 Paul Mikula took up the position of development director of the Urban Foundation of Natal where he worked with communities and ran a studio with many university students and ex- BDG colleagues. In 1983 together with Bryan Kearney and Rodney Harber, Paul produced a book on traditional Hindu Temples in South Africa based on the research done for his Master’s thesis.

2005

Between 1972 and 1992, seventeen built building projects and one urban design project by Bannie Britz' various partnerships received Awards of Merit from the Institute of SA Architects. At the time it was the highest number of Institute awards any South African practice had received.

2006

Designworkshop:sa claims to convert minimum resources into maximum performance. They have received several Regional Awards of Merit, National Awards of Merit and National Awards for Excellence, the highest accolade from the South African Institute of Architects.

2007

Professor Jo Noero has completed over 200 buildings. His architecture often reflects the sociopolitical concerns of South Africa and has received numerous national and international awards - all from the Institute of South African Architects. Noero’s work has been exhibited in many places including the Venice Biennale, Maxxi National Museum of Contemporary Art and Architecture in Rome and Museum of Modern Art in New York.

2008

Van der Merwe Miszewski Architects (Pty) Ltd was founded in 1991 by Anya van der Merwe and Macio Miszewski. The company has received numerous awards, including SAIA Awards and SAPOA Awards. The central binding philosophy of the practice concerns a shared dedication to the pursuit of excellence in design – to weld together appropriate design within carefully established financial parameters.

2009

Wally Peter's full-time academic career began at his alma mater in 1976 where, uniquely, he rose through all ranks from lecturer to senior professor (then University of KwaZulu-Natal) before having emeritus status conferred. While academia got priority, of his limited works in practice, he believe his best are the gardens of remembrance, each designed for the particularities of its site.

2010

Dr Jaco Wasserfall is the founder and managing director of Wasserfall Munting Architects based in Windhoek, Namibia. Among other local awards and recognitions, Dr Wasserfall has received NIA Awards of Excellence for the Franco-Namibian Cultural Centre, Windhoek. His passion for design and architecture is reflected not only in the work of the practice, but also in his ongoing commitment to architectural education.

2011

Peter Rich is dedicated to the creation of authentic contemporary African architecture. He is the recipient of 16 Awards of Merits, the Gold Medal from the South African Institute of Architecture and has received numerous International Awards. He is a most deserving laureate and is praised for his exceptional architectural insight, his creative output, his continued teaching commitments as well as his contribution to Africa’s architectural legacy.

2012

Stan Field has practiced in three countries where his work has been widely acclaimed. His work is infused with his own infectious optimism and commitment to the ability of architecture to inspire and transform. Field Architecture’s commissions in the United States, South Africa, Israel and South America have garnered numerous international awards.

2013

As an architect, she creates an overall template which allows a looseness within which the detail of the building is allowed to emerge on site. Kate is an active member of several professional bodies, involved in architectural education as an assessor/examiner, and remains deeply passionate about promoting the contribution of women to the profession. Her work has been widely published and has won numerous awards locally and internationally.

2014

PHILL MASHABANE AND JEREMY ROSE

LANDSCAPE, HISTORY AND CONTEXT

2015

ANTON ROODT

BIG DREAMS IN A SMALL CITY, PLACES OF MEMORY - SPACES OF IMAGINATION

2016

AL STRATFORD

REDUCTIVE INNOVATION IN ARCHITECTURE

2017

ELPHICK PROOME ARCHITECTS

EVOLUTION

2018

'ORA JOUBERT

LA PROMENADE ARCHITECTURALE

2019

JON JACOBSON

IN[DE]FINITE

1989

MIRA FASSLER-KAMSTRA

Mira combined her professional career with an academic one, lecturing at the University of Witwatersrand during 1977 and 1978. From 1978 she worked in partnership with Marcus Holmes to establish Fassler Kamstra & Holmes Architects. Mira received numerous awards for work produced by herself and in various associations and partnerships.

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1990

ROELOF UYTENBOGAARDT

Roelof Uitenbogaardt has made a significant contribution to both the practice and education of architecture and city planning in South Africa. As architect and urban designer he practiced both on his own, and in partnership first with PJ Pelser; in the 1970s with Andrew Macaskill and Peter Schneider; and in the 1980s with Norbert Rozendal.

View Bio
1991

GABRIËL (GAWIE) FAGAN

Gawie Fagan has received numerous awards for his work. He achieved successful results through his concerns with Cape Town’s improvements that led to the establishment of the Victorian and Alfred development; stopping a freeway at Kirstenbosch’s entrance in 1972 and saving Sandy Bay from development in 1969. Fagan’s work is internationally recognised and numerous articles have been published in journals.

View Bio
1992

WILLIE MEYER

Willie served as president of the Transvaal Provincial Institute of Architects and was a recipient of the Medal of Honour for Architecture by the SA Akademie vir Wetenskap en Kuns. He was appointed as design leader for the new Rand Afrikaans University (RAU) project. Willie and Francois Pienaar received the winning entry in the international Pahlavi National Library competition for Tehran in 1978.

View Bio
1993

GLEN GALLAGHER

Glen Gallagher worked in London and New York after completing his architectural studies at the University of the Witwatersrand. His work has been repeatedly honoured by the profession through the peer reviewed Awards of Merit, as well as numerous other awards, including the Silver Medal of Excellence of the Institute of South African Architects (1993) for his service to the profession.

View Bio
1994

JACK BARNETT

Jack Barnett's first employment was at the offices of Harrison and Abramowitz in New York, USA. He also worked for Kantorowich and Hope for whom he won the first of many competitions throughout his career. He was awarded the Gold Medal by the SA Institute of Architects in 1982.

View Bio
1995

HANNES MEIRING

Hannes Meiring is perhaps best known for his collections of free hand sketches that were published from 1972 onwards. He was awarded by the SA Institute of Architects for House Ackermann and the restoration of the Erasmus Castle. Other major projects followed like the Trust Bank Centre in Cape Town (1971) and the Conservatoire of Music of the University of Stellenbosch (1973).

View Bio
1996

PANCHO GUEDES

Pancho Guedes' success as an architect is clear when his ability to solve functional puzzles and integrate beautifully imagined spaces is examined. His work is personal, sculptural and exuberant. In 2010 a retrospective of his body of work was held at the Museu Coleccau Berardo in Lisbon, Portugal was opened by Sir Peter Cook and attracted over 48 000 visitors.

View Bio
1997

REVEL FOX

Revel Fox's work reflected both his African heritage and the influences of European styles. His massive contribution to South African architecture and urbanism earned him several prestigious awards, ranging from the South African Institute of Architecure’s Award for his outstanding contribution to architecture in South Africa in 1977.

View Bio
1998

ADÈLE NAUDÉ SANTOS

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. Her work comprises varied typologies and scales in diverse social-economic groups, cultures and countries.

View Bio
1999

JACK DIAMOND

Jack Diamond has become renowned for his sensitive interpretation of site and context across a wide range of building types, from civic and residential to performing arts and academic projects. His interest in urban reform and the complex, interdependent relationship between architecture and the city has influenced his architecture, publications and his engagement with diverse public agencies.

View Bio
2000

STANLEY SAITOWITZ

Stanley Saitowitz is a Professor of Architecture at the University of California and has taught at a number of schools. His book, ‘Stanley Saitowitz – Architecture at Rice 33’ received an AIA International Architecture Book Award for Monographs in 1998. His Transvaal House at Schoemansville in 1976 was declared a National Monument by the National Monuments Council of South Africa in 1997.

View Bio
2001

HENTIE LOUW

Hentie Louw worked in architectural offices in South Africa, Germany and England, mainly on hospital design and housing, but decided to pursue an academic career instead. He studied architectural history under Bruce Allsopp at Newcastle University and Sir Howard Colvin at Oxford University. He engaged regularly with various academic bodies in Britain and abroad as a speaker, participant, committee member, organiser of events and contributor to academic journals.

View Bio
2002

LOUIS KAROL

Louis Karol is the founder of Architecture SA and has served as chairman of its editorial board. He has worked with a passion for quality, and for delivering long-term commercial sustainability and architectural craftsmanship within a genre typified by disposability. Louis’ practice has been fiercely committed to the Cape Town city centre, where there remains barely a block that has not been touched by the practice in some way.

View Bio
2003

PETER BUCHANAN

Since 1992 Peter Buchanan has freelanced as a writer, exhibition curator and consultant in environmental design and planning. Besides writing the catalogues to the exhibitions for which he was curator, he has contributed essays to other catalogues, including on Aldo and Hannie van Eyck and Thomas Herzog.

View Bio
2004

PAUL MIKULA

In 1970 Paul Mikula took up the position of development director of the Urban Foundation of Natal where he worked with communities and ran a studio with many university students and ex- BDG colleagues. In 1983 together with Bryan Kearney and Rodney Harber, Paul produced a book on traditional Hindu Temples in South Africa based on the research done for his Master’s thesis.

View Bio
2005

BANNIE BRITZ

Between 1972 and 1992, seventeen built building projects and one urban design project by Bannie Britz' various partnerships received Awards of Merit from the Institute of SA Architects. At the time it was the highest number of Institute awards any South African practice had received.

View Bio
2006

DESIGNWORKSHOP: SA

Designworkshop:sa claims to convert minimum resources into maximum performance. They have received several Regional Awards of Merit, National Awards of Merit and National Awards for Excellence, the highest accolade from the South African Institute of Architects.

View Bio
2007

JO NOERO

Professor Jo Noero has completed over 200 buildings. His architecture often reflects the sociopolitical concerns of South Africa and has received numerous national and international awards - all from the Institute of South African Architects. Noero’s work has been exhibited in many places including the Venice Biennale, Maxxi National Museum of Contemporary Art and Architecture in Rome and Museum of Modern Art in New York.

View Bio
2008

PRACTICE VAN DER MERWE MISZEWSKI ARCHITECTS

Van der Merwe Miszewski Architects (Pty) Ltd was founded in 1991 by Anya van der Merwe and Macio Miszewski. The company has received numerous awards, including SAIA Awards and SAPOA Awards. The central binding philosophy of the practice concerns a shared dedication to the pursuit of excellence in design – to weld together appropriate design within carefully established financial parameters.

View Bio
2009

WALLY PETERS

Wally Peter's full-time academic career began at his alma mater in 1976 where, uniquely, he rose through all ranks from lecturer to senior professor (then University of KwaZulu-Natal) before having emeritus status conferred. While academia got priority, of his limited works in practice, he believe his best are the gardens of remembrance, each designed for the particularities of its site.

View Bio
2010

JACO WASSERFALL

Dr Jaco Wasserfall is the founder and managing director of Wasserfall Munting Architects based in Windhoek, Namibia. Among other local awards and recognitions, Dr Wasserfall has received NIA Awards of Excellence for the Franco-Namibian Cultural Centre, Windhoek. His passion for design and architecture is reflected not only in the work of the practice, but also in his ongoing commitment to architectural education.

View Bio
2011

PETER RICH

Peter Rich is dedicated to the creation of authentic contemporary African architecture. He is the recipient of 16 Awards of Merits, the Gold Medal from the South African Institute of Architecture and has received numerous International Awards. He is a most deserving laureate and is praised for his exceptional architectural insight, his creative output, his continued teaching commitments as well as his contribution to Africa’s architectural legacy.

View Bio
2012

STAN FIELD

Stan Field has practiced in three countries where his work has been widely acclaimed. His work is infused with his own infectious optimism and commitment to the ability of architecture to inspire and transform. Field Architecture’s commissions in the United States, South Africa, Israel and South America have garnered numerous international awards.

View Bio
2013

KATE OTTEN

As an architect, she creates an overall template which allows a looseness within which the detail of the building is allowed to emerge on site. Kate is an active member of several professional bodies, involved in architectural education as an assessor/examiner, and remains deeply passionate about promoting the contribution of women to the profession. Her work has been widely published and has won numerous awards locally and internationally.

View Bio
2014

PHILL MASHABANE AND JEREMY ROSE

LANDSCAPE, HISTORY AND CONTEXT

2015

ANTON ROODT

BIG DREAMS IN A SMALL CITY, PLACES OF MEMORY - SPACES OF IMAGINATION

2016

AL STRATFORD

REDUCTIVE INNOVATION IN ARCHITECTURE

2017

ELPHICK PROOME ARCHITECTS

EVOLUTION

2018

'ORA JOUBERT

LA PROMENADE ARCHITECTURALE

2019

JON JACOBSON

IN[DE]FINITE