University of the Witwaterrand Campus Urban Design Consultants in collaboration with Prof. Dawid Dewar and Piet Louw, Johannesburg, 2008 Ė
The University of the Witwatersrand realised that the spatial environment of their campus is very poor. There are three particular manifestations of this. Firstly, it is almost impossible to discover a consistent spatial logic which has guided the structural and functional organization of the campuses. Secondly, there has been little concern with the making of public space. Buildings are created as isolated, individual objects and the spaces between buildings have been poorly conceived.
Thirdly, the quality of building reflects a prevailing short-term philosophy.
After developing a spatial framework for the University of the Witwatersrand in conjunction with David Dewar and Piet Louw, the last three years has focused on given structure to the spatial environment and assist the university to achieve a more holistic campus, which is synergistic with its academic mission.