Boogertman + Partners are pleased to announce that we have officially launched the annual Boogertman + Partners Architectural Design Scholarship Award Africa this year.
The Boogertman + Partners Architectural Design Scholarship Award Africa is awarded to one individual over a period of two years, and is valued at R140,000. This award includes an individual mentorship programme for the duration of the recipient’s studies, as well as a two-year work contract at Boogertman + Partners after receiving his/her Master’s degree.
Over the past six months, we have communicated this prestigious scholarship to all relevant tertiary institutions in South Africa and Africa. We have selected four students who we believe are the top architectural talent in Africa, and have invited these finalists to join the Boogertman + Partners team for two days to take part in the Boogertman + Partners Design Challenge, in order to select the winner of this award.
On Thursday 16 October 2014, the finalists met the Boogertman + Partners team at our Pretoria office where they were given a design challenge.
Finalists were required to propose an architectural intervention for the Brooklyn Circle and its surrounds. The emphasis was on providing a real solution to a real problem. They were given 24 hours, after which their designs were judged individually according to the communicated criteria.
WITS University School of Architecture student Costandino Vanderlis was awarded with the Boogertman + Partners Architectural Design Scholarship Award Africa 2014. In addition to the main scholarship awarded, the runners-up each received a R45 000 scholarship.
The judging took place at the Menlyn Boutique Hotel on Friday 17 October and was followed by an awards lunch ceremony. Prominent industry leaders and media were invited to this event.
At Boogertman + Partners, we strongly believe that investment in human capital is what will differentiate architectural practices in the future and we look forward to launching the Boogertman + Partners Architectural Design Scholarship Award Africa 2015 this coming November 2014.