Educational Facilities

Co-Arc has vast expertise in academic buildings, with an unbroken track record of academic design going back over forty years. Completed projects range from a small, rustic Montessori farm school to several entire university and technikon campuses. The firm Meyer Pienaar, predecessor to Co-Arc, became synonymous with educational design after founding partners Willie Meyer and François Pienaar were awarded the commission for the Rand Afrikaans University . This campus development was at the time the largest construction project in the southern hemisphere, and received international acclaim. Since this landmark design, one of the seminal projects of the international integrated campus movement of the 1960's, Meyer Pienaar has been consistently among global leaders in the field of educational architecture.
Projects in the field cover all aspects of academic design, including master planning, auditoria, laboratories, sports facilities, libraries and student housing. Several of these designs have been premiated, and published in books and magazines locally and internationally.

Our most recent educational commissions are the 640 bed “Tuks Village” student residences for the University of Pretoria (completed 2007), and new academic facilities for the Faculty of Engineering at the University of the Witwatersrand (2008).