Mathews + Associates Architects cc is an award winning architectural and design practice which was established in November 2000. Our practice consists of Pieter J Mathews as principal architect supported by a dynamic team of colleagues and support staff. As a dynamic and innovative company we understand the importance of technology. Our office is fully equipped with the latest graphics, construction sharing and architectural 3-D software on the market.
Pieter J Mathews
Pieter J Mathews was born on 24 February 1967 in Lichtenburg in the North West Province as the fourth of five children. He matriculated as head boy from Lichtenburg High School in 1985 and obtained academic colours every year. He obtained his BArch Degree in 1991 at the University of Pretoria, receiving the prestigious Goldfields of SA Scholarship for Architecture, the David Haddon Prize for Office Practice as well as a second place in the Portnet SA Richard’s Bay Harbour Development Competition. He also obtained distinctions for design in his second, third and fourth years. He is married with two sons.
Pieter wrote Architexture, published by Visual Books in August 2003, which received the Pretoria Institute for Architecture Presidents Award. In 2007 Detail Housed followed. He was the publishing editor for Construction Primer by Hans Wegelin. In 2010 he was commissioned by the Pretoria Institute of Architecture to edit Contemporary Capital. In 2011 he was elected as president of the PIA and was simultaneously appointed Architectural Editor for DeKat Magazine. In 2010 Decade of Design celebrating the work of the past decade of MAAA. Pieter And Carla Taljaard edited the Cool Capital Biennale which was released in 2014. He edited the 2017 Cool Capital Guerrilla Magazine as well as the 2018 publication Saadjies.
He was elected President of the Pretoria Institute for Architecture in 2012, for a 2 year term, and served as a SAIA board member in 2012 until 2013. He is also the convener of Cool Capital Biennale 2014 for which he received the PIA President’s award 2014 and again in 2015 with Carla Taljaard. In 2016 He was appointed as curator for the South African Pavilion at La Bienale di Venezia, Italy and gave a TEDx talk on the Cool Capital initiative. In 2018 Mathews was honoured by die ‘Suid-Afrikaanse Akademie vir Wetenskap en Kuns’ with the Medal of Honour Visual Art (Architecture). This prestigious award has only been awarded to twenty architects since the establishment of the foundation in 1909.
Mathews and Associates Architects cc is an award winning architectural and design practice which was formed in November 2000. Our practice consists of Pieter J Mathews as lead architect supported by a dynamic team of colleagues and support staff. As a dynamic and innovative company we understand the importance of technology. Our office is fully equipped with the latest graphics, construction sharing and architectural 3-D software on the market. Our numerous awards bear testimony to our skills and talent. Herewith a list of projects undertaken
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