Built Environment Students Score in Centenary Building Courtyard Design

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Howard College’s iconic Centenary building will be receiving a much-needed facelift within the next few months.

This, according to Mr Muzi Khumalo, Director: Infrastructure, Planning and Projects, is part of a campus wide initiative to invigorate social and learning spaces.

In a novel approach to tap into University talent and encourage applied learning, Dr Rudi Kimmie, AfriHub Manager, facilitated a learning project within the School of Built Environment and Development Studies whereby students were given the brief to conceptualise a design. The high quality of work produced under guidance of academics, Dr Silvia Bodei and Mr Viloshin Govender, was incorporated into the final design.

In recognition of the students’ efforts, Khumalo provided a generous R10 000 grant to the School of Built Environment and Development Studies to advance their teaching and learning efforts.

The Centenary Building renovation project will commence in mid-October 2018 and is expected to conclude by February 2019.

Words: Rudi Kimmie