Pro Bono Architectural Work

Wednesday, 16th July, 2014

Category: Giving Back

UKZN APPEAL

UKZN have made an appeal to retired architects, practising architects and academics who would be willing to volunteer their valuable teaching support to the UKZN Architecture Department. The faculty has limited resources and staff to cope with the influx of students and any help will be greatly appreciated.

In addition to the above, UKZN have requested assistance in obtaining lecturers for the following two Modules:

1.    History of Urban settlements

  • The module covers western urban planning, traditional and pre industrial settlements in Africa – this would be a shared module and we are specifically looking for someone to teach the western urban planning part but with some knowledge of the latter.
  • The aim is to understand urban generators and impart an ability to read the context into which architecture will be implanted.
  • This subject needs to support what is happening in the studio – which is an urban design project related to urban acupuncture in the eastern part of the city of Durban.
  • This component could be taught as a block module or as double lecture period per week for 7 of the 13 weeks

2.    Materials and failures

  • To alert students to pitfalls and consequences of poor material choices
  • The course deals with basic chemistry of materials but would also need to include an understanding of sustainability in material choice
  • This component could be taught as a block module or as double lecture period per week for 13 weeks

Interested parties can contact:

Bridget Horner - Horner@ukzn.ac.za

Naresh Singh - Singhn3@ukzn.ac.za