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Adam van Heerden - Research Excellence1 October 2016
Valuing Waste and Wasting Value: Rethinking Planning with Informality by learning from “Skarrelers’” in Cape Town’s Southern Suburbs
Adam van Heerden has won the Student Award at the 2016 Royal Town Planning Institute’s (RTPI) Awards for Research Excellence. You can read the full article in the Faculty Newsletter here.
 

Ashleigh Killa9 June 2016
Architecture with a social conscience
Among the June graduates is architectural master’s student Ashleigh Killa, who has teamed up with fellow UCT alumni in order to use their skills in a way that will benefit South African society as a whole. Read more...

3 May 2016
Sadiq Toffa, the nGAP scholar with a commitment to transformative knowledge
Sadiq Toffa took up an nGAP lectureship at the School of Architecture, Planning and Geomatics earlier this year. Toffa, who was born and raised in Bo-Kaap, Cape Town, has an immense passion for cultural heritage and transformative knowledge. Read more...

1 October 2015
UCT Architecture students excel at architectural design competition
Two UCT Architecture teams received the first and third prize for the 2015 Murray & Roberts Des Baker architectural design competition. Read more...


11 September 2015
Planting the seeds for a more sustainable city
To bridge the divide between the academy and practice, four UCT researchers have spent the last three years (from 2012 to 2015) ‘embedded’ within city council departments to observe how policy is being developed and implemented. Read more...

5 August 2015
Architecture - engaging with communities
During the June vacation our second-year architecture students, together with a few key staff members and members of the local community, helped to construct the sixth annual platform situated at Imizamo Yethu in Hout Bay. Read more...


21 January 2015
UCT Landscape Architect wins innovative award
Amy Thompson, a 2014 UCT Landscape Architect graduate, receiving the prestigious Corobrik most innovative landscape architect project award from Christie Van Niekerk of Corobrik. Read more...


28 August 2014
Prestigious award for architecture student
Domenico Cirillo, a third year student at UCT’s School of Architecture, Planning & Geomatics, recently won 1st prize in the prestigious annual Murray & Roberts Des Baker Architecture Student Competition. Read more...





26 August 2013
Students work with city to reinvigorate the Foreshore
UCT has teamed up with the City of Cape Town in a World Design Capital 2014 initiative to revive the precinct. Read more...




19 April 2013
PRESTIGIOUS
Eastgate 20 is a refurbished building located in Sandton, Johannesburg, that was awarded the Second Place for Best Quality Green Star Submission in October 2012. Rebecca Vaughan, currently a Masters of City and Regional Planning student at UCT, was the project manager for the final phase... Read more...

19 February 2013
When creative minds come together to reinvent the city
Each year, UCT's Vertical Studio Project gives architecture students a week to develop ideas for a different part of the city. This time, the school of Architecture, Planning and Geomatics partnered with urban think-tank Future Cape Town to imagine new ways to create vibrant public spaces out of barren open areas on the northern edge of the CBD. Read more...


11 April 2011
Architecture students win two top national prizes
Two students in Architecture have walked away with top honours in two prominent national design competitions. Read more...




7 April 2010
A sustainable city that can serve us all
Last night saw the book launch and exhibition opening of Counter-Currents: Experiments in Sustainability in the Cape Town Region. Edited by Edgar Pieterse... Read more...


Monday, 7 December 2009
Three decades of architecture chronicled in Noero's book
The Everyday and the Extraordinary - Three Decades of Architecture charts the "extraordinary period of change" that South Africa has undergone... Read more...