Daniel Xu

M.Arch(Prof) UCT BAS(Hons) UCT BArchStud UFS

Daniel is currently a candidate/project architect at Alex Stewart & Partners and a part time lecturer at the University of Cape Town. He recently graduated from the University of Cape Town with distinction. He completed his postgraduate studies with the top design dissertation of his year. In 2018, he was selected as one of ten students globally to participate in the Norman Foster Foundation Digital X workshop in Madrid, Spain. His experience at Stefan Antoni Olmesdahl Truen Architects (SAOTA) led him to work on multiple high-end residential and commercial projects in Switzerland, Nigeria, China and India in 2014 and 2016.

His research and design interests are set on an architecture of inflection and dialogue: an architecture formed of the landscape and a landscape formed of architecture. It focuses on the boundaries between the natural and artificial and explores the kinship between architecture and landscape through various technologies.

Education

2018:   University of Cape Town – School of Architecture, Planning and Geomatics, M.Arch(Prof) – Master of Architecture (Professional)

2017:   University of Cape Town – School of Architecture, Planning and Geomatics, BAS(Hons) – Bachelor of Architectural Studies (Honours)

2015: University of the Free State Department of Architecture, B.ArchStud – Bachelor of Architectural Studies

Lecturing

Part time lecturer at the University of Cape Town Department of Architecture.

 

Recognition

2018:   South African Institute of Architects (SAIA) Best Student Award

2018:   Cape Institute for Architecture (CIFA) Best Student Graduating in the Post Graduate Architecture Programme

2018:   Cape Institute for Architecture (CIFA) Best Student Graduating in the M.Arch(Prof) Programme

2018:   Corobrik Regional Architecture Student of the Year First Runner Up

University of Cape Town M.Arch(Prof) Top Design Research Studio Student: ‘sCapes

2017:   University of Cape Town BAS(Hons) Top Design Research Studio Student: ‘sCapes

2015:   University of the Free State Top Third Year Design Student (ONW300)

2015:   University of the Free State Des Baker National Student Architectural Compeition Representative