Posted: 25 July 2018     |     Author: Prof Lesley Lokko
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Cohen and Garson Lecture 30 August 2018

Nina  Cohen  and  Fiona  Garson  have  been  in  partnership  for  15  years.  The  studio   draws  on  skilled  staff  and  collaborators  as  the  need  arises.  This  flexibility  enables  the  partners  to  be  intimately  involved  in  all  projects  and  to  be  discerning  when  deciding  which  projects  to  take  on.  As  the  partners  say,  'our  open  and  respectful  working  relationship  with  each  other  and  with  our  staff  makes  for  good  decision-making  and  a  collegial  working  environment.  We  enjoy  working  in  a  team  and  collaborating  with  others.'  Many  of  the  buildings  Cohen  and  Garson  have  designed  are  ground-breaking.  They  have  been  published  in  prestigious  magazines  such  as  Domus  (Italian),  Detail  (German),  Architecture  Digest  (South  African)  amongst  others.  They  received  the  Visi  Designer  of  the  year  award  in  2012  for  the  the  Wits  Art  Museum.  They  also  received  a  award  of  excellence  from  GIfA  and  a  National  Award  of  Merit  from  SAIA  for  WAM.