Prof. 'Ora Joubert

'Ora Joubert obtained a five year BArch degree, cum laude, at the University of Pretoria, an MScArch degree at the Pennsylvania State University in the USA and a PhD at the University of Natal.

She worked from 1986 - 1989 as in-house architect for the Get Ahead Foundation– a township-based, non-governmental organisation, and has been in private practice since 1990. She is the recipient of multiple awards - including 8 awards of merit from the South African Institute of Architects (SAIA).

She has lectured locally and in the USA, and has been an external examiner at all the South African Universities offering tuition in architecture. She is a former HOD of the Universities of the Free State and Pretoria, and her work has received critical acclaim in over 50 publications, including local and international journals.

‘Ora Joubert is also the convenor and editor of the seminal, 450page reference book on contemporary South African architecture entitled 10+ years 100+ buildings – Architecture in a democratic South Africa.


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