Top 10 finalists announced for PG Bison 1.618 Education Initiative

PG Bison is proud to announce the 2022 finalists for the PG Bison 1.618 Education Initiative. They are (in alphabetical order):

  • Ané Meyer, Nelson Mandela University – Architecture
  • Anine Marais, Nelson Mandela University – Interior Design
  • Daniel November, Cape Peninsula University of Technology – Interior Design
  • Katya Goncalves, Design Time School of Interior Design – Interior Design
  • Kay-lee Smith, Design Time School of Interior Design – Interior Design
  • Marta Jurcenko, BHC School of Design – Interior Design
  • Nina Schulz Ridsdale, University of Johannesburg – Interior Design
  • Taylor Bishop, Greenside Design Center – Interior Design
  • Wian van der Merwe, BHC School of Design – Interior Design
  • Yolanda Mpanza, University of KwaZulu-Natal – Architecture

“This is a special year for us, as we celebrate 30 years of the PG Bison 1.618 Education Initiative,” says Lian Markham, Communications Manager at PG Bison. “We extend our congratulations to all the finalists, their lecturers and the education institutions, many of which have been supporting this competition since the very beginning.”

As is the case every year, it was a tough decision for the panel of expert industry judges to whittle down submissions from across the country and both the architecture and interior design disciplines to select the cream of the crop.

Judging took part in two rounds – an initial online shortlisting, and then an in-person second round where the judges came together in Johannesburg for a full day of debating the final selection of the top 10.

“The winner and winning institution will be announced at our awards ceremony on Thursday 29 September,” says Markham. “We look forward to meeting all our finalists in person and to celebrating with them then.”

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