Posted: 16 November 2019
Peter Rich. Homegrown Series # 27. © Fred Swart

Peter Rich
No. 27
South Africa

Our second-to-last speaker in the series, Peter Rich, is a multiple award-winning Johannesburg-based architect, who was celebrated last year at the 18th annual Venice Biennale. He showcased 15 drawings which drew audiences from around the world, including drawings of his world-famous Mapungubwe Centre, which was awarded the World Building of the Year prize at the World Architecture Festival in Barcelona in 2009. Alongside Jo Noero, he’s an Honorary Fellow of the American Institute of Architects and his work has been exhibited all over the world. On Thursday 3 October 2019, he blew everyone away with his words, work and his unique sense of wonder at everything this continent has to offer.

Interesting Facts:
He lives in a brightly coloured Ndebele-inspired home in Parktown.
He spends a lot of time traveling and in Axum, Ethiopia.
He’s been a professor, tutor and lecturer for almost as long as he’s been practicing.
He has a wicked sense of humour.
His son is also an architect.

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