Posted: 04 September 2020
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GSA Files. Megan-Louise Alana Wilson. ST #18. © Fred Swart

Megan-Louise Alana Wilson
ST #18

Megan-Louise is a former student of the GSA. She completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Johannesburg in 2015 and then her Masters at the Graduate School of Architecture (GSA) in 2017. She has worked for two small firms since completing her masters. She is thoroughly enjoying the work environment, soaking up all the experience she can get.

 

Q: What was your time at the GSA like?
A: A whole mind shift in teaching and learning. The process of being in the GSA was definitely made more rewarding with like-minded tutors and lecturers encouraging each student’s interests and ideas.

 

Q: How has the GSA impacted your life?
A: It has taught me a different process of design that can be informed in many ways and can be tested more rigorously through other methods.

 

Q: How do you think the GSA is shifting the profession?
A: It is moving in the right direction and gaining more traction year by year.

 

Q: Did the GSA teach you to be an architect?
A: It taught me to be many things, not just an Architect – a writer, a thinker, a maker and many more.

 

Q: Are you an architect? Do you make architecture?
A: Yes, I am working in a small practice making architecture at various scales.

 

Q: What do you have to say to future applicants and the next generation of architects?
A: Be bold and be brave, Architecture of the future is not only about making “buildings”.

 

Q: How do you describe the movement we are creating at the school?
A: It is The Other school of Architecture, changing what is commonly thought of as a school of Architecture.

 

Q: Describe the GSA in one word / one sentence.
A:  Progressive.

 

Q: Which staff member made an impact on your life at the GSA.
A: Lesley, Sumayya and Craig

 

Megan-Louise Alana Wilson - Unit 12 and Unit 13 Alumni, 2017. Graphic Design: © DieAteljee

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