People are key to the GSA’s growing success. Our part-time staff are drawn from practices across the country and are complemented by full-time staff who combine teaching and research in groundbreaking and innovative ways. Our staff travel regularly, giving lectures and seminars/workshops across Africa and overseas, and examine at international schools of architecture on a regular basis, ensuring that the work at the GSA is both relevant and up-to-date with global concerns. 

At the GSA, we keep in regular contact with all our graduating students. Some come back to teach; others to review or crit projects; others to hold exhibitions. We aim to grow a ‘family’ of GSA staff and students whose influence can be felt beyond the school’s walls and in the wider profession.

In 2020, the GSA celebrated 5 years of the schools inception. We hosted an exhibition entitled 20/20 Visions: 5 Year Retrospective of the Graduate School of Architecture at the University of Johannesburg.

In this exhibition, we reflected on the visionaries that have crafted the flagship Graduate School of Architecture at the University of Johannesburg; including its staff, its supporters, but most importantly, its student visionaries. We celebrated the stellar work that has grown, emerged and extrapolated deeply complex, trans-continental issues in spatial practice; and use it as a gaze toward a continued, and ever-expanding horizon that strives for excellence, imagination and criticality. Hindsight may certainly be 20/20, but from here we look forward into a newly created courageous space of architectural pedagogical pursuit, ever further to be imagined and fought for, ever more deeply.

Prof Lesley Lokko
Prof Lesley Lokko

Former Director of School (2015 -2019)

Hugh Fraser
Hugh Fraser

Former History & Theory Elective Convener

Patricia Theron
Patricia Theron

Former History & Theory Tutor

Doreen Adengo
Doreen Adengo

Former Unit 15(X) Visiting Research Fellow

Mxolisi Makhubo
Mxolisi Makhubo

Former Unit 12 Tutor, H & T Tutor & G-PLUS Leader

 

Valentina Manente
Valentina Manente

Former Unit 14 Tutor

Ingrid Martens
Ingrid Martens

Former Filmmaker

Ina Louw
Ina Louw

Former PA & Travel Coordinator

Njabulo Phekani
Njabulo Phekani

Former Unit 11 Assistant

Motshabi Tyelele
Motshabi Tyelele

Former G-PLUS Leader

Tova Lubinsky
Tova Lubinsky

Former Unit 14 Assistant

Melinda Silverman
Melinda Silverman

Former History & Theory Tutor