People are key to the GSA’s growing success. Our part-time staff are drawn from practices across the Gauteng region and are complemented by full-time staff and international visiting professors and research fellows who combine teaching and practice in ground-breaking and innovative ways. Our staff travel regularly, giving talks and lectures/workshops across Africa and overseas, and examine at other schools of architecture both at home and abroad, ensuring that our work is both relevant and cutting-edge.

We’re delighted to welcome a number of new faces to the GSA in 2020.

We are excited to be welcoming  Dr Mark Raymond (incoming GSA Director) and Anna Abengowe (incoming Deputy Director) in June this year.  

Dr Huda Tayob continues as History and Theory Course Convener for courses in both Masters and Honours years, with Ruth Sacks, as well as Heidi Lu and Gugulethu Mthembu (both Unit 12 alumni) and Israel Olawale Ogundare (Unit 14 alumni) join the History and Theory teaching staff for 2020. 

Tuliza Sindi and Muhammad Dawjee are Unit 19, and Sarah de Villiers (formally Unit 14 Tutor) leads Unit 18 this year, together with Dr Huda Tayob. Unit 13 continues with Claudia Morgado and Eric Wright as Unit Leaders, and Mikara Naidoo joining as Tutor. Dr Finzi Saidi and Jabu Absolom Makhubu continue to lead Unit15x, with Dickson Adu Agyei as tutor; while Greg Katz and Nico van Loggerenberg lead Unit 17.  Graduating Unit 14 student Jiaxin Gong joins the Unit 14 teaching team as design tutor, together with Mandy Schindler (Unit 10 graduate in 2017), with Thiresh Govender continuing to lead Unit 14 in 2020.

This year, Unit 12 transitions into Unit 12R, a traveling, roving Unit which will carry within its girdle practitioners and thinkers from the around the world, as well as Unit 12 alumni from its 4-year legacy at the GSA. The programme is led by Sumayya Vally and Dr Thandi Loewenson, with Tonia Murray as Unit 12R Tutor. 

GSA Operations Team comprises of Denise Fouche, Steffen Fischer, Lesle Ince-Garcia, and Adeshnee Reddy.

This year, our GSA Extras Courses are offered by Caryn Katz (Architecture and Presentation) and Tristan McClaren (Architecture and Photography).   

Dr Mark Raymond
Dr Mark Raymond

Incoming Director of the School

Prof Antonio Tomas
Prof Antonio Tomas

GSA Post-Professional Programme Convener

Tonia Murray
Tonia Murray

Unit 12R Research Assistant, Exhibition Officer & Archivist

Mikara Naidoo
Mikara Naidoo

Unit 13 Tutor

Jiaxin Yan Gong
Jiaxin Yan Gong

Unit 14 Tutor

Amanda Schindler
Amanda Schindler

Unit 14 Tutor

Tuliza Sindi
Tuliza Sindi

Unit 19 Leader

Muhammad Dawjee
Muhammad Dawjee

Unit 19 Tutor

Patti Anahory
Patti Anahory

Unit 19 Visiting Research Fellow

Dr Ruth Sacks
Dr Ruth Sacks

History and Theory Tutor

Gugulethu Mthembu
Gugulethu Mthembu

History and Theory Tutor

Heidi Lu
Heidi Lu

History and Theory Tutor

Caryn Katz
Caryn Katz

GSA Extras Leader