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Architecture: Sophia Gray Memorial Lecture

The Department of Architecture at the University of the Free State annually hosts the prestigious Sophia Gray Memorial Lecture. This event at the end of August is a highlight on the architectural profession's calendar. The 28th lecture was presented by Al Stratford at the Reservoir, Oliewenhuis Art Gallery, on 25 August 2016. 

This memorial lecture series marked its 25th anniversary in 2013. To commemorate this event, a publication entitled 25 Sophia Gray Memorial Lectures and Exhibitions 1989-2013 was compiled by staff in the department. The work by the laureates of the past 25 years is presented. The book is available through the department.

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PREVIOUS LAUREATES

  • 2016 - Al Stratford - REDUCTIVE INNOVATION IN ARCHITECTURE
  • 2015 - Anton Roodt - BIG DREAMS IN A SMALL CITY: PLACES OF MEMORY, SPACES OF IMAGINATION
  • 2014 - Mashabane Rose Architects: LANDSCAPE, HISTORY AND CONTEXT
  • 2013 - Kate Otten : ARCHITECTURE FOR EVERY DAY
  • 2012 - Stan Field: FOR THE LOVE OF ARCHITECTURE
  • 2011 - Peter Rich: LEARNT IN TRANSLATION
  • 2010 - Jaco Wasserfall: NO GRAFFITI, PLEASE! STULTORUM CALAMI CARBONES MOENIA CHARAE
  • 2009 - Walter Peters: MORE WAYS OF BEING AN ARCHITECT
  • 2008 - Practice Van Der Merwe Miszewski Architects (VDMMA) : VAN DER MERWE MISZEWSKI PROJECTS
  • 2007 - Jo Noero: THE EXPEDIENT AND THE ETHICAL, THE EVERYDAY AND THE EXTRAORDINARY
  • 2006 - Designworkshop:sa : BORROWING SPACE AND TIME
  • 2005 - Bannie Britz: STORIES...ARCHITECTURE...LIFE
  • 2004 - Paul Mikula: A GREAT BIG BOX CALLED ARCHITECTURE
  • 2003 - Peter Buchanan: ARCHITECTURE OF THE EMERGENT EPOCH
  • 2002 - Louis Karol: 50 YEARS IN THE CITY
  • 2001 - Hentie Louw: ARCHITECTURE AND CRAFT: A WORKING RELATIONSHIP?
  • 2000 - Stanley Saitowitz: EXPANDED ARCHITECTURE
  • 1999 - Jack Diamond: PRACTICING SCALES
  • 1998 - Adele Naude Santos: "NARRATIVE MAPS" : CONCEPTS AND CREATIONS
  • 1997 - Revel Fox: REFLECTIONS ON THE MAKING OF SPACE
  • 1996 - Pancho Guedes: SEVEN MANIFESTOES
  • 1995 - Hannes Meiring: ARCHITECTURE - THE GREAT ADVENTURE
  • 1994 - Jack Barnett: BUILDING THE BEST - THE NEW SOUTH AFRICA'S ESSENTIAL MISSION
  • 1993 - Glen Gallagher: THE EXCLUSION OF CONCLUSION IN ARCHITECTURE
  • 1992 - Willie Meyer: THE THREE PASTS TO OUR PRESENT
  • 1991 - Gawie Fagan: ARCHITECT AND COMMUNITY
  • 1990 - Roelof Uytenboogaardt: TIMELESS IN ARCHITECTURE
  • 1989 - Mira Fassler-Kamstra : MIMICRY AND CAMOUFLAGE (INSPIRATION AND INTERPRETATION OF SOUTHERN AFRICAN ARCHITECTURE)
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