SAIA Winners Announced

The winners of the 2013/2014 Corobrik-South African Institute of Architects (SAIA) Awards have finally been announced.

As it’s Women’s Month this August, we thought it important to mention that four women were recognised for their outstanding achievements in architecture this year:

  • Johannesburg-based Anne Graupner of 26’10 south Architects won an Award of Merit for her role as lead architect on a studio home in Brixton.
  • Michele Sandilands of Cape Town’s Michele Sandilands Architects (MSa) received an Award of Excellence for her work on Phase 2 of UNISA’s Parow campus.
  • Charlotte Chamberlain and Nicole Irving of Charlotte Chamberlain Architects, also based in Cape Town, won an Award of Excellence for their work on Springfield Convent School’s new pre-school and Art buildings.

Former vice president of SAIA, Nina Saunders, says “This is a notable achievement in an industry where women are only recently coming to the fore.”

Awards of Excellence also went to:

  • Chris Fick and Johan Malherbe (Malherbe Rust Architects) for their work on Babylonstoren’s historic buildings.
  • Office of Collaborative Architects (GAPP Architects/Urban Designers, Mashabane Rose Associates and MMA Architects for the //hapo_Freedom Park Museum.
  • Cape Town-based Noero Wolff Architects and Noero Architects for the new addition to St Cyprian’s Girls’ School.
  • Designworkshop:sa Architects for the Dunkirk All Suites at the Dunkirk Estate in KZN.
  • House Kleynhans in Marble Hall, designed by TG Architects + Interiors (namely Thomas and Sureen Gouws).
  • Johan Wentzel of W Design Architecture Studio CC for House Snyders in Blair Athol, Johannesburg.