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UKZN Architecture staff along with accomplished
architects seen at a vision workshop at Gecko
Culinary
Adventures in Durban.

The Architecture programme within the School of Built Environment and Development Studies (SBEDS) is in the process of developing a new curriculum that will address the requirements set by the Higher Education Qualifications Framework (HEQF).

UKZN Architecture staff along with accomplished architects, presently working in practice as well as academics from around the country attended a vision workshop at Gecko Culinary Adventures in Durban recently.

‘The programme we need to offer now is three degrees (BAS, BHonArch and MArch) instead of two presently offered (BAS and March). Our programme identified the need to develop a vision for the next 10 years in which teaching Architecture will be at the leading edge in South Africa and at par with the rest of the world,’ said Senior Architecture Lecturer Mr Juan Solis.

According to Solis, the intention of the workshop was to develop the key focus of the architectural programme and to define the core curriculum.

For two days, all participants were asked various questions and were arranged in groups, the questions posed, created a great amount of debate, critical analysis and led to the understanding of different points of views and wisdom.

‘After the two days of brainstorming, our programme has acquired a wealth of understanding as to what needs to be done from now on to make sure that the teaching of all modules will be done based on one vision that ultimately will make Architecture at UKZN the place to be,’ said Solis.

UKZN Architecture staff along with accomplished architects seen at a vision workshop at Gecko Culinary Adventures in Durban.