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JOUBERT, 'Ora

Born: 1959

Architect


BArch 1983 (Pretoria) (cum laude) - Final design title: Victoria Hotel; MScArch (Pennsylvania State University); PhD (Natal)

'Ora Joubert was born in Pretoria, South Africa, in 1959, and matriculated in 1976 from Afrikaans Hoër Meisieskool, Pretoria. She obtained a five year BArch degree, cum laude, at the University of Pretoria, a MScArch degree at the Pennsylvania State University in the USA (thesis title: "Contemporary design theory – a curriculum for architectural tuition") and a PhD at the University of Natal, South Africa (thesis title: "A contemporary assessment of the genesis of the modern aesthetic – the impact of modern art on modern architecture").

She worked from 1986 until 1989 as in-house architect for the Get Ahead Foundation – a township-based, non-governmental organization – in which capacity she also initiated art and architectural programmes for township children. She has been in private practice since 1990.

She has lectured, both part and full-time, at the Universities of the Witwatersrand, KwaZulu-Natal and Pretoria, as well as at the School of the Art Institute, Chicago, and the Washington University, St. Lewis, in the USA. She has acted as external examiner at all the South African universities offering tuition in architecture. She was appointed Head of the Department of Architecture at the University of the Free State, Bloemfontein, from January 2001 until August 2004, where after she accepted the headship of the architecture, landscape architecture and interior architecture programmes at the University of Pretoria until September 2008. She is currently Affiliated Professor at the University of the Free State and in private practice.

She has been the recipient of numerous design awards, including eight Awards of Merit from the South African Institute of Architects and its affiliate chapters, the Corobrik House of the Year Award, three Dulux Colour Awards and a landscape design award. Her work has received critical acclaim in more than fifty publications, including Australian, British, Chinese, Hungarian and Russian journals. She was cited in 2001 as one of the most internationally esteemed architects under the age of 40 in 40 Architects under 40 (Cargill-Thompson, J. Köln: Taschen, 2001) and her work was in 2004 included in The Phaidon atlas of contemporary world architecture (London: Phaidon, 2004). She was also the convener and editor of the seminal, 450-page reference book on contemporary South African architecture entitled 10+ years 100+ buildings – architecture in a democratic South Africa (Cape Town: Bell-Roberts, 2009) which received in 2010 an Award of Excellence from the South African Institute of Architecture.

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'Ora JOUBERT was conferred a Doctorate of Philosophy in Architecture at the University of Natal in 1999 with Dennis RADFORD as study leader, the study is titled "A Contemporary Assessment of the Genesis of the Modern Aesthetic - The Impact of Modern Art on Modern Architecture."

Articles by JOUBERT

Joubert, 'Ora. 1994. Afro-pean symbiosis. Africa Insight. 24 4

Books by JOUBERT

Joubert, 'Ora (Ed). 2009. 10 years + 100 buildings : Architecture in a Democratic South Africa. Cape Town: Bell-Roberts Publishing

Books citing JOUBERT

Muwanga, Christina. 1998. South Africa : a guide to recent architecture. London : Köln: Ellipsis : Könemann. pp 232-233, 234-235

Phaidon. 2004. Phaidon Atlas of Contemporary World Architecture, The. London: Phaidon. pp 643

Chapters in books by JOUBERT

Joubert, Ora. Reflecting on the impacting role of le Corbusier on Twentieth Century architecture: in 2000. Architecture 2000 : a review of South African architecture: pp 118

Joubert, 'Ora. House Tzaneen: in 2009. 10 years + 100 buildings: pp 38

Joubert, 'Ora. Makalali Conservancy: in 2009. 10 years + 100 buildings: pp 42

Joubert, 'Ora. House for a Green Journalist: in 2009. 10 years + 100 buildings: pp 50

Joubert, 'Ora. Centenary Building: in 2009. 10 years + 100 buildings: pp 74

Joubert, 'Ora. Monaghan Prototype House: in 2009. 10 years + 100 buildings: pp 86

Joubert, 'Ora. Austro-German Experiential Teaching: in 2009. 10 years + 100 buildings: pp 162

Joubert, 'Ora. Thembelihle Créche: in 2009. 10 years + 100 buildings: pp 162

Joubert, 'Ora. Monatic Factory Créche: in 2009. 10 years + 100 buildings: pp 162

Joubert, 'Ora. Olifantsvlei Créche: in 2009. 10 years + 100 buildings: pp 163

Joubert, 'Ora. Sandton Library & Art Gallery: in 2009. 10 years + 100 buildings: pp 172

Joubert, 'Ora. Parktown Quarter: in 2009. 10 years + 100 buildings: pp 180

Joubert, 'Ora. Highveld Houses: in 2009. 10 years + 100 buildings: pp 184

Joubert, 'Ora. House Mongolia: in 2009. 10 years + 100 buildings: pp 185

Joubert, 'Ora. Highveld House: in 2009. 10 years + 100 buildings: pp 185

Joubert, 'Ora. House Rech: in 2009. 10 years + 100 buildings: pp 186

Joubert, 'Ora. House Kammeyer: in 2009. 10 years + 100 buildings: pp 190

Joubert, 'Ora. Isak Steyl Pavilion: in 2009. 10 years + 100 buildings: pp 214

Joubert, 'Ora. House Horne Conversion: in 2009. 10 years + 100 buildings: pp 234

Joubert, 'Ora. Thakaneng Bridge Student Centre: in 2009. 10 years + 100 buildings: pp 238

Joubert, 'Ora. House Sally: in 2009. 10 years + 100 buildings: pp 250

Low, Iain, Cooke, Julian and Joubert, 'Ora. Ekasi Medley: in 2009. 10 years + 100 buildings: pp 258

Low, Iain, Cooke, Julian and Joubert, 'Ora. Dibanisa Iinstapho Hostels to Homes Project: in 2009. 10 years + 100 buildings: pp 258

Low, Iain, Cooke, Julian and Joubert, 'Ora. Joe Gqabi Transport Terminus: in 2009. 10 years + 100 buildings: pp 260

Low, Iain, Cooke, Julian and Joubert, 'Ora. Stock Road Station: in 2009. 10 years + 100 buildings: pp 260

Low, Iain, Cooke, Julian and Joubert, 'Ora. Mitchells Plain Public Transport Interchange: in 2009. 10 years + 100 buildings: pp 262

Low, Iain, Cooke, Julian and Joubert, 'Ora. Informal Traders Market: in 2009. 10 years + 100 buildings: pp 262

Low, Iain, Cooke, Julian and Joubert, 'Ora. Service Centres & Pay Points: in 2009. 10 years + 100 buildings: pp 264

Low, Iain, Cooke, Julian and Joubert, 'Ora. Trojan Horse Memorial: in 2009. 10 years + 100 buildings: pp 264

Low, Iain, Cooke, Julian and Joubert, 'Ora. Early Childhood Development Centre: in 2009. 10 years + 100 buildings: pp 266

Low, Iain, Cooke, Julian and Joubert, 'Ora. Delft Day Care Centres: in 2009. 10 years + 100 buildings: pp 268

Low, Iain, Cooke, Julian and Joubert, 'Ora. Usasazo Secondary School: in 2009. 10 years + 100 buildings: pp 270

Joubert, 'Ora. Graça Machel Women's Residence: in 2009. 10 years + 100 buildings: pp 284

Joubert, 'Ora. House Nicola-Knight: in 2009. 10 years + 100 buildings: pp 296

Joubert, 'Ora. Beau Constance: in 2009. 10 years + 100 buildings: pp 324

Joubert, 'Ora. Lengau Lodge: in 2009. 10 years + 100 buildings: pp 34

Joubert, 'Ora. Yzerfontein House: in 2009. 10 years + 100 buildings: pp 344

Joubert, 'Ora. Kwanobuhle Carwash: in 2009. 10 years + 100 buildings: pp 374

Joubert, 'Ora. Stratford's Guesthouse & Conference Centre: in 2009. 10 years + 100 buildings: pp 378

Joubert, 'Ora. Nelson Mandela Youth & Heritage Centre: in 2009. 10 years + 100 buildings: pp 390

Joubert, 'Ora. Barrows: in 2009. 10 years + 100 buildings: pp 408

Joubert, 'Ora. Electric Ladyland Offices: in 2009. 10 years + 100 buildings: pp 420

Joubert, 'Ora. Vukani Basket Collection Museum: in 2009. 10 years + 100 buildings: pp 440

Joubert, 'Ora. Introduction: in 2009. 10 years + 100 buildings: pp 8

Chapters in books citing JOUBERT

FSIA. FSIA Region Adjudication Panel: in 2010. Awards : South African Institute of Architects. Awards for Excellence, Awards of Merit, Regional Awards for Architecture 2009/2010: pp 77

Gerneke, Gus. Stables & Studio: in 2009. 10 years + 100 buildings: pp 90