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STEENKAMP, Aletta C (Alta)

Born:

Architect


Nee VAN STADEN

BArch 1992 (Pretoria) - Final design title: Anthropological Centre In Istanbul, Turkey

Alta Steenkamp obtained a Bachelor in Architecture at the School of Architecture, University of Pretoria, in 1991. In 1994 she took up a permanent position in the School of Architecture at the University of Pretoria. In 1998 she obtained the qualification of Master of Architecture (cum laude) with a thesis titled A pattern of Boer settlement at the Cape Eastern Frontier, 1769-1779. Her teaching and research focus areas initially revolved around the history of southern Africa’s built environment and the relationship of local theories in architecture to a broader architectural discourse. In 2004 she took up a senior lecturer’s post at the School of Architecture, Planning and Geomatics at the University of Cape Town. Here she developed a research focus area that would critically consider the spatial practice of South Africa’s segregated past. Through an interrogation of past social and spatial practices she aims to provide a history of space and power to raise consciousness among students who never experienced apartheid but who, in design, deal with the consequences of an unequal past. In 2008 she completed a doctoral student at the Technical University of Delft on these concerns in relation to the Voortrekker Monument and Native Township Model. In 2009 she became an Associate Professor and was the Director of the School of Architecture, Planning and Geomatics until the end of 2014. (UCT School of Architecture, Planning & Geomatics, accessed April 2020)

These notes were last edited on 2020 04 10

Entries in books by STEENKAMP

Steenkamp, Alta. Cape Town International Convention Centre. In 10 years + 100 buildings : Architecture in a Democratic South Africa. 2009. Bell-Roberts Publishing

Steenkamp, Alta. Southern Africa BP Head Office. In 10 years + 100 buildings : Architecture in a Democratic South Africa. 2009. Bell-Roberts Publishing

Steenkamp, Alta. Bay House. In 10 years + 100 buildings : Architecture in a Democratic South Africa. 2009. Bell-Roberts Publishing

Steenkamp, Alta. House Sprecher. In 10 years + 100 buildings : Architecture in a Democratic South Africa. 2009. Bell-Roberts Publishing

Steenkamp, Alta. The Question of Moerdyk and Freemasonry. In Festschrift in honour of O.J.O. Ferreira. 2010. Adamastor