PG Bison 1.618 Judging

by ak

I had the privilege to be on this year’s competition judging panel.

I do fear I might have been in and amongst these incredible people for entertainment value – all the same, then I hope I entertained.

Many more juicy details to follow on this…

Judges 2010


Kim Fairbairn
Kim’s distinguished career commenced in the early 1980’s when he began student work at Neill Powell and Neill Architects Inc. He then moved on to Luis Ferreira Da Silva Architects and MLH & Partners Architects. 

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Pat Henry
Pat completed his studies at the University of Port Elizabeth (now known as the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University) where he graduated in 1981. After relocating to Johannesburg in 1982, Pat joined the Practice of MDS architecture. 

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Andrea Kleinloog
A previous winner of the PG Bison Student Design Awards, Andrea is also one of the leading lights of design in South Africa. Her studies saw her complete a Bachelor of Social Science in Politics, Philosophy and Economics at UCT in 2003. 

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Derek Patrick
PG Bison’s 1.618 Competition and Awards retail partner, Derek Patrick, has some serious design credentials. Graduating from the Natal Technikon when being a design hippy was still cool… 

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Brian Steinhobel
Brian founded and heads up the Steinhobel Group of Companies, carrying out consultant and entrepreneurial product development with industrial design clients spanning Asia, Europe and the Americas. 

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Phill Mashabane
Phill completed his studies in Paris and in 1995 he co-founded Mashabane Rose Architects, a dynamic South African architectural and design studio. With over 30 years in the industry (and many awards under his belt), 

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Nthabi Taukobong
Nthabi grew up in Soweto and Durban and spent a year in Calgary, Canada as a youth Ambassador for South Africa. Her National Diploma in Interior Design was completed at Natal Technikon where she showed a distinct passion for hotel projects. 

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Prof Des Laubscher
Professor Des Laubscher is a Past President of the International Federation of Interior Architects/Designers, a federation representing the interests of 60 000 designers worldwide in 43 countries. 

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David Chong
By day David Q Chong is head of design at Openco, a Johannesburg based creative agency specializing in branding and advertising. By night, the cofounder and global creative director of 1000drawings. 

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Naomi Larkin 

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Greg Gamble 

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for more information, see their website (particularly if you are a student!) – PG Bison 1.618 Awards