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CV - Francois H Pienaar

POSITION: Director

QUALIFICATIONS:
M Arch, University of Pennsylvania, USA
(Louis Kahn Masterclass)
B Arch (with distinction), University of Cape Town

REGISTRATIONS / MEMBERSHIPS:

South African Council for Architects (No. 1807)
The South African Institute of Architects (No. 3028)
Gauteng Institute for Architecture

SOME RECENT PROJECTS

Parliamentary Offices: Republic of Botswana (Competiton win; Design Architect)

Government Offices for Mpumalanga Province, RSA (Competiton win; Design Architect: Legislature)

Hotel Michelangelo (Principal designer and project partner)

Sandton Square (Principal designer and project partner: Award of Merit))

Sandton Urban Design (Urban designer: Sandton urban design guidelines)

Standard Bank Centre Gallery (Principal designer and project partner: Award of Merit)

Johannesburg Technical College (Principal designer and project partner: Award of Merit)

Johannesburg Art Gallery (Principal designer and project partner: Award of Merit and Conservation Award)

PROFICIENCY IN LANGUAGES:
Very Fluent in English and Afrikaans

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2007
Member of the SACAP Inspection Board to adjudicate status of the two schools of architecture, the University of Kwazulu Natal and the Durban Institute of Technology.

2005
Founding Director of Co-Arc International Architects Inc

2001
Member of the University Inspection Board of the Institute of South African Architects

1999
Invited to give a presentation of work at the University of Cordoba, Argentina

1997
Invited to give a presentation of work at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA
Study tour to Hong Kong on the occasion of the handover to mainland China

1994
Member of the Jury for SACRA to promote use of precast concrete materials in Architecture.
Member of the Jury for the South African Institute of Steel Construction to promote the use of steel in Architecture.

1991
Invited by the American Institute of Architects to submit work for an international exhibition in the U.S.A.
Attended Design Conference and Louis Kahn Retrospective Exhibition, Philadelphia, U.S.A.

1988
Member of the University Inspection Board of the Institute of South African Architects for a 5 year period.

1987
Third prize winner of the third University of Hong Kong, in association with P.S.I.(HK) and Rocco Yim Architects (Hong Kong).

1985
Tour leader of the Institute of South African Architects study tour to Japan

1982
Study tour of Italian Cities and Urban Spaces

1981
Tour to USA, England and Europe to study the latest trends in office buildings on behalf of Premier Group.

1978
One of three winners in the international competition for the design of the Pahlavi Library Tehran (600 entries).
Visit to Unesco, Unido, World Bank to investigate International Development Projects.

1972
Three month study-tour to Japan. Visiting traditional and historic architecture.

1970
Became partner in practice.

1968
Joined practice of W.O. Meyer on return from United States.

1967
Obtained M of Architecture (University of Pennsylvania, USA) (Louis I Kahn Masters Class).

1959-1964
B.Arch with Distinction (University of Cape Town)
Awarded Sir Robert Kotze Post Graduate Scholarship - Most distinguished Graduate (1964).
Awarded Helen Gardner Travel Prize. (Visit Argentine, Uruguay, Brazil) (1964).
Final Year Class Medal - Best 5th Year Studio Work (1963).
Awarded John Perry Prize - Best 3rd Year Student (1961).
Awarded Scholarship first and second years of study (1959/1960).