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CLARKE, Nicholas John

Born: 1976 11 17

Heritage Architect


BArch 2000 (Pretoria) - Final design title: Pella Landbousending; MArch (Cambridge)

Nicholas Clarke is a practising professional architect and heritage practitioner. He holds a Masters degree in Environmental Design in Architecture from the University of Cambridge. As once full-time member staff (2007-2013) at the University of Pretoria he lectured in the history of architecture, with focus on South Africa. He is conducting doctoral research at the Delft University of Technology, where he also teaches on a part-time basis. He is actively involved in heritage management and documentation in South Africa as well as in the World Heritage arena.

At a ceremony held at the Voortrekker Monument on 7 November 2011 he received a PIA award for the book Eclectic ZA Wilhelmiens : A shared Dutch built heritage in South Africa.

List of projects

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Carnegie Library - Germiston Theatre: 1915 : 2018. Germiston, Gauteng - Heritage Architect
Cenotaph: 1924 : 2018. Germiston, Gauteng - Heritage Architect
Confluence Decks: n.d.. Mapungubwe National Park, Musina, Limpopo - Design Architect
Confluence Picnic Facilities: n.d.. Mapungubwe National Park, Musina, Limpopo - Design Architect
House Louw - Gravity and Light: 1910 : c2017. Waterkloof, Pretoria, Gauteng - Heritage Architect
Limpopo Treetop Walk: n.d.. Mapungubwe National Park, Musina, Limpopo - Design Architect
Picnic Area: n.d.. Kgalagadi Park, Northern Cape - Design Architect

Books citing CLARKE

South African Institute of Architects. 2018. Awards : South African Institute of Architects. Awards for Excellence, Awards of Merit, Regional Awards for Architecture 2017/2018. Cape Town: Picasso for SAIA. pp 18

Articles by CLARKE

FISHER, RC & CLARKE, NJ. 2007. The corbelled stone structures of Glenfield Farm, Salem - some interpretations revisited. South African journal of art history. Vol 22 Issue 2, Mar pp. 24-35

FISHER, Roger C & CLARKE, Nicholas J. 2010. Gerard Moerdijk - death and memorializing in his architecture for the Afrikaner nationalist project. South African Journal of Art History. Vol 25 Issue 2 pp 151-160

FISHER, RC & CLARKE, NJ. 2010. Death, cremation and columbaria in the culture of Dutch Christian Calvinist South Africa. South African Journal of Art History. Vol 25 Issue 2 pp 69-80

FISHER, RC & CLARKE, NJ. 2011. RED in architecture – an ecotropic approach. Architecture South Africa: Journal of the South African Institute of Architects. 9/10 Sept/Oct pp 19-22

Books by CLARKE

Fisher, Roger & Clarke, Nicholas. 2014. Architectural Guide : South Africa. Berlin: DOM Publishers

Bakker, Karel A, Clarke, Nicholas J & Fisher, Roger C. 2014. Eclectic ZA Wilhelmiens : A shared Dutch built heritage in South Africa. Pretoria: Visual Books

Clarke, Nicholas & Kuipers, Marieke. 2015. Re-centring Tshwane : Urban heritage strategies for a resilient Capital. Pretoria: Visual Books

Clarke, Nicholas J, Fisher, Roger C & Simelane, Siphiwe . 2016. NZASM-footsteps along the tracks : the identified extant built residue of the Nederlandsche Zuid-Afrikaansche Spoorweg-Maatschappij (1887-1902). Pretoria: Visual Books

Clarke, Nicholas J, Fisher, Roger C & Kuipers, Marieke C . 2021. Common Ground : Dutch-South African Architectural Exchanges 1902-1961. The Netherlands: LM Publishers

Entries in books by CLARKE

Clarke, Nicholas. The Autodidact and I, in South African History. In Festschrift in honour of O.J.O. Ferreira. 2010. Adamastor

Clarke, Nicholas & Abrahamse, Jaap Evert. The lure of the 'Golden Republic'. In Eclectic ZA Wilhelmiens : A shared Dutch built heritage in South Africa. 2014. Visual Books

Clarke, Nicholas & Fisher, Roger. Road bridges of the ZAR. In Eclectic ZA Wilhelmiens : A shared Dutch built heritage in South Africa. 2014. Visual Books

Clarke, Nicholas. Wilhelmiens in the African landscape. In Eclectic ZA Wilhelmiens : A shared Dutch built heritage in South Africa. 2014. Visual Books

Clarke, Nicholas. Wilhelmiens in peril. In Eclectic ZA Wilhelmiens : A shared Dutch built heritage in South Africa. 2014. Visual Books

Fisher, Roger & Clarke, Nicholas. Wilhelmiens aftermath and legacy. In Eclectic ZA Wilhelmiens : A shared Dutch built heritage in South Africa. 2014. Visual Books

Clarke, Nicholas & Kuipers, Marieke . INTERLUDE Cross-Continental Careers. In Common Ground : Dutch-South African Architectural Exchanges 1902-1961. 2021. LM Publishers

Clarke, Nicholas . Public Service and Community Buildings. In Common Ground : Dutch-South African Architectural Exchanges 1902-1961. 2021. LM Publishers

Clarke, Nicholas . Building for Communities of Faith. In Common Ground : Dutch-South African Architectural Exchanges 1902-1961. 2021. LM Publishers