Writing for one of the UK’s leading architecture magazines, writer Rob Wilson said the university has been ‘progressive in incorporating concern for the environment and sustainability into their teaching’. The feature was part of the publication’s annual student issue, which also includes nominations for the AJ Student Prize.
The online End of Year Show was reviewed for the magazine by Diana Dina, Head of Sustainability and Regenerative Design for Haworth Tompkins, the award-winning architectural studio whose work includes the rebuilding of the Young Vic Theatre in London.
Commenting on the virtual exhibition, Diana praised how ‘topics related to environmental awareness and social justice permeates’ throughout the work which was being showcased and applauded the school for ‘encouraging its students to challenge the established ways of thinking and to find creative solutions to current environmental and social issues’.
Andre Viljoen, Deputy Head of the School of Architecture, said: "It was really heartening to read Diana’s comments about our school, especially in these times when the issues of colonial legacy, climate change and the COVID-19 pandemic are throwing a spotlight on what is really important.