“Can we tell you how excited we are at UJ to be offering, for the first time on the African continent, the world-famous Unit System way of teaching? Yes, we can! Following in the footsteps of global leaders in architectural education like the Architectural Association, the Bartlett, Sci-Arc and a host of other, world-class schools of architecture, we’re kicking off 2015 with a bang. Three brand-new units, run by a highly-motivated, talented and dedicated team of postgraduate tutors, will set the scene for Africa’s most innovative, relevant and creative teaching laboratory. A brand-new film club, FADAFilm, an initiative between the FADA Gallery and the Departments of Multimedia and Architecture will bring you the most cutting-edge, contemporary and classic films around our core disciplines of art, architecture and design. What’s Next?, our first quarter lecture series, will feature innovative young practitioners from across Gauteng who are shaping the profession in ways no one could have predicted. ArchiSeries, our on-going collaboration with the Bartlett School of Architecture in London which allows us to ‘share’ some of the world-class lectures taking place in London practically in ‘real time’, will kick off in the second quarter.

It’s all happening here at UJ and we’re delighted to welcome you on board!

For more information, see our Units at UJ Facebook Page, Our websites,; and will be built with your work over the course of next year. We can’t wait! Can you?

Prof. Lesley Lokko