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Archive Exhibition
The first-year on exhibition during the Archive Department exhibition 2013.
Urban Assembly 2013
The work of the first-year students showcased at the 2013 Urban Assembly.
The School of Architecture embarked on a very special 2018 icebreaker. There was 45 sculpture on the iconic Vuyisile Mini Square (Market Square) which intrigued the public and during the night caused for a light extravaganza for a good cause.
The Way of Water

On the 05th and 06th of May11 artists and art collectives from 6 countries across the globe produced simultaneous art performances that focused on water environmental issues pertinent to each location.   These performances were recorded through photographs and video for exhibition. 

The international art project was designed to bring attention to the fragile marine environment which is currently threatened by pollution, excessive fishing, and encroaching human development and industry.

The 2017 Milde McWilliams Memorial lecture will be presented by gold medalist architect, John Rushmere. 
The Department of Architecture is thrilled to announce that Linda Lesolle is announced as one of five finalists for the 2017 Boogertman + Partners Architectural Design Scholarship Award Challenge. Linda was chosen from 12 institutions from Africa. We are proud, and looking forward to the final round.
Kawthar Jeewa, third year Architecture students received a overall 3rd price for her design contribution at the W.A.Ve, the annual architectural workshop organised by the prestigious university of IUAV, Venice, Italy.
Project A.R.C.E.E
Every year the second year architecture students embark on a photography project. For many students this is the first time that they work with a DSL camera. The outcome of the 2017 cohort was phenomenal. The introduction to photography was arranged in five categories. Capturing texture on campus, reflect on the aftermath of the devastating fire, exploring and experimenting with balloons and strawberries. The exhibition of the work is currently on at the Department of Architecture.
Student Work 2016
The work of our top 5th year students are uploaded under the student work section. It contains the Corobrik entry for 2016 and top three students. Be inspired! 
AfrikaBurn 2016


The 2nd year design class AA2 at the NMMU Department of Architecture has put together an installation for the AfrikaBurn arts festival.  The project aims to offer students to experience a hands on approach towards the learning of architecture and exposure to the SA arts culture. The architectural content explores the issue of separation and place in architecture.

The exhibition entitled PALLADIO AND THE MODERN shows the first two projects of the first year students just arrived from school with little experience in architectural drawings and building architectural models. 

Their dedicated commitment to the task given, 288 drawings and 144 models in total 432 exhibition pieces, forms part of a three year research program of 2013, 2014 and 2015 in architectural composition given by the Senior Lecturer Arch. Ernst Struwig, Dr. Magda Minguzzi and Arch. Jean-Pierre Basson.

Prize Giving

Annual School of Architecture Prize Giving will be held on Thursday, 14 April 2016 at 18:00 for 18:30.

The exhibition entitled AN INTERPRETATION OF INVISIBLE CITIES BY ITALO CALVINO shows a selection of collages realized by the first year students (2015, 2016) in the course of Architectural presentation technique in collaboration with Design 1.

Workshops 2016

The NMMU Department of Architecture is in pursuit of advancing its engagement with furthering education. In this context, it is building up various prestigious initiatives with relevant role players to achieve this goal.



Contact information
Ms Lourine Smith
School Secretary
Tel: +27 41 5042719