DE BEER, Pieter Franz (Piet)Born:
BArch 1983 (Pretoria) - Final design title: Advertising Agency
Piet DE BEER was invited to participate in the 50 year Anniversary of the University of Pretoria School of Architecture Alumni Exhibition held at the Pretoria Art Gallery on 7-25 July 1993. The following is a short biography which was published in the catalogue at the time.
Piet DE BEER obtained his B.Arch degree at the University of Pretoria in 1983, and an M.Arch at Pratt Institute, New York in 1986.
He was Senior lecturer at the University of Pretoria during 1986-92, and presently lectures at the University of Cape Town.
He is editor of Architecture SA, and has been in private practice since 1986, presently as ARX II ARCHITECTS & ASSOCIATES. He has designed a series of buildings with designers Inge VISAGIE, Samuel PAUW, Anton DU PLESSIS and Claus SCHUTTE. Together they believe in the pursuit of excellence in architecture, aiming to produce an architecture of integrity and content, forming part of the larger urban fabric.
Awards and scholarships:
- Fullbright Scholarship 1984-6
- Merit Awards ISAA in 1988 and 1991
- Project Award, Architecture SA, 1992
Recipient of the Writers and Critics Award from the South African Institute of Architects in 2004.