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19 Apr 2021
13 Apr 2021
Appointment of new GSA Director | Prof Mark Raymond

The Graduate School of Architecture (GSA) at the University of Johannesburg has appointed architect and educator Prof Mark Raymond (Trinidad and Tobago/UK) as the new Director of Africa’s largest dedicated postgraduate architectural school. “We are delighted at Dr. Raymond’s appointment and we look forward to the impact he will have on the GSA. His extensive international experience as an educator, researcher and practitioner – with an impressive portfolio of built work – together with his deep knowledge of a wide range of contemporary architectural issues are all invaluable assets for the GSA. His appointment comes at a critical moment as the School seeks to re-imagine itself within the dynamic landscape of architectural education in Southern Africa.” – Dr Finzi Saidi, Head of the Department of Architecture at the University of Johannesburg. Read more: https://www.uj.ac.za/newandevents/Pages/Caribbean-architect-appointed-as-new-Director-of-the-GSA.aspx

12 Feb 2021
FADA FABLAB OPENS! 2021

The Fablab is an interdisciplinary design workshop located in G100 and is a facility used for the production of student academic projects and staff research. It is an innovative space which offers training and knowledge about new technology like virtual reality, CNC routers, laser cutters and 3D printers- it also offers access to machines and tools like vinyl cutters, a vinyl press, large format printer, guillotines. It also hosts a small workshop with hand and motorised tools with restricted access. The workshop is open to all GSA students. There is mandatory health and safety training and will be organised by the GSA.. Materials and consumables are on sale at cost. CNC machines and printers are charged at a nominal rate per minute. Payments can be made via Snapscan or EFT. Director: Denver Hendricks, HoD DoA (denverh@uj.ac.za) Technical Workshop Assistant: Trevor McGurk (fadafablab@uj.ac.za) Software Training & Fabrication Assistant: Jesse Dymond (fadafablab@uj.ac.za) General Enquiries: Gabisile Mahlangu (gmahlangu@uj.ac.za) Administration Officer, Gabisile Mahlangu. Opening Times: Monday: 9h00-13h00 Tuesday: 12h00-16h00 Wednesday: 9h00-13h00 Thursday: 9h00-13h00 Friday: 9h00-13h00

10 Feb 2021
ACADEMIC YEAR KICK-OFF & UNIT PRESENTATION!

This Monday, 15th of February we start off our 2021 Academic Calendar. Even though we can’t meet in person, the 2021 Unit Selections still promise to be as compelling as ever. We look forward to seeing the M1 and incoming students at the Unit Selections online. Be sure to be online at 09h40.

Student showcase

Take a look at the work of GSA students, both past, and present.

  • Dr Finzi Saidi
    People at GSA
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    Our quest for the epitome of architecture, in education and in practice, should be to design quality liveable spaces for all in society.

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    - Dr Finzi Saidi
  • Tuliza Sindi
    People at GSA
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    You have always been a place, black child; you have always been a place.

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    - Tuliza Sindi
  • Dickson Adu-Agyei
    People at GSA
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    Architecture truly happens when one is given the freedom to explore that which is not conventional.

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    - Dickson Adu-Agyei
  • Sumayya Vally
    People at GSA
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    We happen to be alive in an epoch of new, exhilarant and unequaled constructs of time, place and conditions - which, with our agency, are capable of producing extraordinary environments. That is especially true of here. The future must be African.

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    - Sumayya Vally
  • Eric Wright
    People at GSA
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    Architecture enables us to simultaneously reflect on the past and forecast new futures. Even at its most understated, architecture inherently looks forward.

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    - Eric Wright