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ABOUT ME

Professional Architect

Duane Comins

Pr.Arch 24749287

What have I been up too?

I completed my MArch (prof) in 2012 entitled: Quotidian Architecture – occupying the sidewalk. It examined the city as a place of increasing opportunity, a receptacle for new social, cultural and economic strata. The urban environment being converted and mutated by everyday public performances. The built wall was seen as the attraction and “glue” that establishes new activities. It was in this notion that conventional architectural typologies was challenged.

The dissertation explored the notion of the wall in an attempt to reconfigure the sidewalk. A conceptual network of interfaces that contain infrastructure, public services and urban armatures was proposed. Within this context, it was argued that architecture should support these everyday performances as well as define a new spatial identity, within the urban environment.

After completing my Masters in 2012, I worked for DrawboxDesignStudio as a candidate architect followed by Arca Unlimited Architects as a professional Architect before moving to Cape Town in 2016. I am currently situated at WAUW (wow Architectural and Urban Workshop) as a project architect overseeing high rise residential developments.

As a sports enthusiast I completed a 1500km cycle tour along the east maritime states of Canada in 2015 and part take in Ironman events across the country.

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TIMELINE

Awards

2012

University of Pretoria

Distinction in technical documentation (March) Prof
2011

University of Pretoria

Best technical documentation in BArch(Hons)
2009

Infraset/Grinaker Prize

Highest distinction average in any construction module
2008

Represented UP at design competition

2nd Year project selected in the Department of Arts and Culture student library design competition
2008

Golden Key Society

Invited to join Golden Key Society
2007

Infraset/Grinaker Prize

Highest distinction average in any construction module

Work Experience

Aug 2016 - Current

Wow Architectural and Urban Workshop

Project Architect
July 2014 - July 2016

Arca Unlimited Architects

Professional Architect
Feb 2013 - June 2014

DrawBoxDesignStudio

Candidate Architect
Jan 2010 - Nov 2010

Fassler Kamstra + Holmes

Architectural Assistant