The page FEAT. represents the work designed and curated by Morné and Marguerite Pienaar in practice over the past 15+ years, and includes academic work and research outputs.
Morné’s career in short
A registered senior architect and urban designer with over 20 years’ experience in practice.
An award-winning architect/urban designer with a strong portfolio whose work has been published and exhibited internationally.
Previously a designdirector at the firm HolmJordaan Architects & Urban Designers where he led a dynamic team to achieve the implementation of several complex projects across Africa.
Led master planning and neighborhood-scale work for more than ten years.
Implemented award-winning, complex architectural designs with attention to detailing and on-site management.
Contributed several chapters to the compendium Building Construction Standards for South Africa (Architective), published in 2014.
Community service include being on the adjudication panel for the regional awards of merit for the Free State Institute for Architecture.
Marguerite’s career in short
A registered senior architect with 18 years’ experience in practice.
An award-winning architect with a strong portfolio whose work has been published extensively.
Currently a partner at the firm FEAT. Architects & Urban Designers
Design director, multi-tasking on the delivery of several architectural concept designs, urban design projects, and heritage related design projects for high-end clients.
Previously a director at the firm HolmJordaan Architects & Urban Designers.
Led a dynamic design team to achieve the implementation of several ambitious projects.
Expertise ranges from architecturaldesign across a broad spectrum of building typologies, from concept design to close-out of projects.
Work experience includes both the private sector and large government projects
Experience includes spatial planning, housing design, design-related advisory input, and heritage work.
Urban precinct design experience and team leader for several multidisciplinary urban projects.
Liaison with all role players and coordination of professional inputs.
Senior researcher for the South African-based book, the Africa Drawn Project (DOM, 2015), which focused on researching, visualizing, and curating cities in Africa.
Awarded the internationally acclaimed Student Charter Award by the Congress for the New Urbanism in 2018.
Design awards include awards of merit for the Wilgers Medical Pavilion, Pretoria (2017), the Novi Skin Centre, Pretoria (2013), and the Refilwe Urban upgrade, Cullinan.
Completed a post-graduate master’s degree cum laude at the University in Pretoria and was subsequently awarded the Neil Powell Neil Post-Graduate Award for the best completed post-graduate studies through research in 2014.
External examiner and continues to lecture at accredited institutions in South Africa, especially focusing on architectural design and research-based subjects.
Invited to present the half-centennial Norman Eaton Memorial Lecture for the Mpumalanga Institute for Architects, White River, Mpumalanga.
Contributor to several other publications, including the Building Construction Standards for South Africa/ARCHITECTIVE (2014).
Read papers at the “Entangled Histories” EAHN Conference, Belgrade (2015) and “Next Stop Kumasi” (2007), Kumasi, Ghana.
Invited speaker at the “Dialogue 25” Conference, Bloemfontein
Invited speaker at “helloambassador 2015”.
Taught design, construction and theory courses at the University of Pretoria in the third year undergraduate exit level over a number of years.