About Prof Christo Vosloo
Qualifications: Cert. Arb, BArch (UP), MBA (NMMU), MArch (UCT), PhD (UP), MIA.
Short Bio: After obtaining the five-year BArch degree from the University of Pretoria, Prof. Vosloo spent some in Architectural practice before joining the then Port Elizabeth Technikon as lecturer in 1984. Prof. Vosloo continued to practice on a part-time basis for many years while promoted to Senior Lecturer and Head of Department in 1992. He completed his MArch (by research) at the University of Cape Town in 1998. The title of his dissertation was “A Redevelopment Strategy for the Mathew Goniwe Hostel in Port Elizabeth” in which he dealt with issues such as apartheid city planning and labour practices, housing, urban design, open building and incrementality.
Prof. Vosloo was awarded an MBA Cum Laude by the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University in 2005. His mini-dissertation was on “Globalisation as a business strategy for South African Architectural practices”. During 2011 he completed the Certificate in Arbitration programme offered by the South African Association of Arbitrators and in 2017 was awarded a PhD by the University of Pretoria for his study titled “A framework for entrepreneurship education, training and support for South African architects”.
Prof. Vosloo joined the University of Johannesburg in 2007 and has served as Head of Department: Architecture until the end of 2010 and again 2012- 2013. He is a member of the South African Institute of Architects and serves on the Practice Committee of the Gauteng Institute for Architecture.
Member of the Gauteng Institute for Architecture Main Committee (2010-2012).
Served on Council for the Built Environment Appeals Committee (2010-2011).
Accepted on the University of Johannesburg SANTRUST Programme (2010-2012)
Member of the Gauteng Institute for Architecture Practice Committee (2012- present)
1997 Abstract: The role of public spaces in urban integration. Accepted for publication in the proceedings of the International Federation of Housing and Planning Annual Conference.
Poster on the Re-development of the Migrant Labour Hostels exhibited at National Housing Conference, Durban.
Paper at W69: Housing Sociology: 2007 International Conference: “Communities and the Frontiers of Housing”: The environmental impact of selected low-cost housing developments in the Eastern Cape Province
2008 Paper at Union of International Architects 23rd World Congress of Architecture, Torino, Italy: Architecture as an Expression of South African Identity & Defiance
2010 Article: Towards local identity in South African architecture. Published in Image and Text No.16 (Department of Education Accredited Journal)
Article: Establishing viable architectural firms. Published in Architecture SA (May/ June 2015) (Department of Education Accredited Journal)
2015 Entrepreneurial Education and training for architects. Paper delivered at 5th International Conference on Architecture, Athens.
2015 Entrepreneurial Education and training for architects. Article published in Athens Journal for Architecture Vol 2, Issue 1 (January 2016) ISSN number: 2407-9472
2016 Participatory Entrepreneurial Learning for Architects. Paper delivered at 6th International Conference on Architecture, Athens.
2016 Experiential Entrepreneurial Learning in Architecture. Published in Athens Institute for Education and Research Conference Paper Series ARC2016-2096. ISSN:2241-2891.
2017 Entrepreneurship Education for South African Architectural Students. Paper delivered at 4th International Conference S.Arch. 7-9 May, Hong Kong. Published in Conference Proceedings with ISSN number: 2198-1688.
2017 How enduring South African Firms got there (co-authored with Profs. P. Vosloo and A. Antonites, University of Pretoria). Published in Architecture SA (November/ December 2017) (Department of Education Accredited Journal).
2018 A Framework for Entrepreneurship Education, Training and Support for South African Architects (co-authored with Profs. P. Vosloo and A. Antonites, University of Pretoria). Accepted for publication in South African Journal for Higher Education Vol 32 no. 5 of 2018. (Department of Education Accredited Journal)
2018 An Entrepreneurship Programme for Architects. Paper delivered at 5th International Conference S.ARCH. 22-24 May, Venice Italy