The page FEAT. represents the work designed and curated by Morné and Marguerite Pienaar in practice over the past 15+ years and includes professional/academic work and research outputs. We would like to think of our work as constructed within the critical realm (as far as that is possible!).
Morné is a professional architect and urbanist with 20+ years of experience.
Morne started his own architectural practice in 2005. In 2009 the partnership with Marguerite saw the emergence of FEAT. Morne has designed meritorious buildings across typologies including public, institutional and residential commissions, often complex and large projects. He also loves getting his teeth stuck into Scarpa-esque detailing on small projects and still sees architecture as a material art that constitutes the poetic act of making.
Marguerite has been in practice for almost 20 years (gasps!) and has experience in designing across a broad spectrum of building typologies, to spatial planning, housing, heritage work, and urban design. Most of these projects were implemented in the public sector. She also considers herself as an urbanist and believes in access to the city, and the agency of architecture towards creating spatial justice. She has been involved in a number of research initiatives, and continues to teach design, history, construction and theory courses at various institutions.