Department of Architecture, first-year students embrace on a collaborative engagement project with Merryvale Special School. We're pleased to share the innovative work of our first-year architecture students at Nelson Mandela University, who have diligently worked on a special project for Merryvale School's new Autism Wing. The project? Designing a Therapeutic Courtyard!

Thank you for your interest in our BAS programme. Please note that applications are not currently open. Kindly check back later for updates. Alternatively, you can email Mr Basson at jpbasson@mandela.ac.za to be added to our contact list. We will notify you as soon as the BAS application period opens.

South End was a vibrant, diverse and thriving mixed community before implementation of the 1950 Group Areas Act under the apartheid regime. Forced removals implemented under the act, removed Coloured residents of South End to areas such as Gelvandale, Korsten, and Chetty. 

Project A.R.C.E.E
22/04/2017
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
25/02/2017
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
18/04/2016

X = PLACE

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
30/03/2016

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
30/03/2016

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.

One such initiative is the INTERNATIONAL ARCHITECTURE WORKSHOPS.

 

Contact information
Ms Lourine Smith
School Secretary
Tel: +27 41 5042719
Lourine.Smith@mandela.ac.za