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Message from the HOD

The Department of Architecture is a dynamic academic institution that has made, and will make meaningful contributions to society through discourse on the design, quality and sustainability of the cultural landscape and the practice of architecture, landscape architecture and interior design. 

We promote a sustainable and prospering South African society through internationally recognised degree programmes and a commitment to quality, relevance and innovation in pedagogy, design and practice.

— Prof K A Bakker 
Head of Department (2009-2014)

There is a golden thread that has been discernable throughout the life of the Department:

An encompassing study of the discipline, academic rigour, a non-flag waving  independence in formulating what architecture - and the role of architecture - could be, an attempt to achieve and maintain dynamic balance in the architectural dualisms of art and science, theory and praxis, past and future, and a striving towards an integrative, generative design approach that results in a facilitating, contextually relevant architecture that sustains culture and social evolution.

We invite local and international students to enroll in our degrees in the three Programmes, welcome joint initiatives with national and international research partners, and will continue to contribute our knowledge and skills locally and abroad.

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