Architectural Technology graduates shine

EXHIBITION: The students’ work displayed at THE ARCHITECT pop-up gallery

It was a proud moment for CPUT when the work of 2018 Architectural Technology BTech graduates was recently displayed at THE ARCHITECT pop-up gallery.

Jolanda Morkel, who coordinated the full-time and part-time student groups, said it was the first public exhibition of the two groups’ work.

In 2018, 33 BTech students graduated, seven of them cum laude.

Morkel said the work that was pinned up was a selection of the work of students who had achieved 75 percent or more for their Design subject while the work of the full cohort was represented on digital display.

She added that a First Thursdays event held at the gallery was well attended by the public.

Jakupa Architects and Urban Designers directors, Gabs Pather and Khalied Jacobs, delivered the opening address.

“The opportunities that Industry 4.0 brings you allow you to bring together different people to co-create a new narrative of power in our contemporary built environment. Equipped with the right tools, like a BTech degree, I challenge you to step up to the plate and take up these opportunities,” said Pather.

Jacobs applauded the students for the high quality of their work.

“CPUT values the relationship that Mr Pather and Jacobs have built, as Directors of Jakupa Architects and Urban Designers, with our Department, over the years. It demonstrates a commitment, not only to the discipline of Architecture but also to supporting developing professionals, and bringing about transformation in the “profession,” said Morkel.

The department thanked the Cape Institute for Architecture (CIfA) for its support.

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