The OA collaboration with CPUT ended on a high note with the conclusion of the final year-end reviews on the Foreshore Campus in Cape Town in November 2019. This 6-year collaboration produced five student cohorts from cities across South Africa and neighbouring countries, including Harare, Bulawayo and Windhoek.

While Open Architecture is busy pursuing future architectural course collaborations, CPUT is taking the lessons learned from this successful pilot project, into the new Advanced Diploma in Architectural Technology, that will be offered in-house from 2020. The Advanced Diploma boasts a new curriculum, but at the same NQF level as the BTech degree. Graduates will be eligible to register with SACAP as Candidate Senior Architectural Technologists.

The blended Advanced Diploma in Architectural Technology will be offered through quarterly one-week block release sessions on campus, supported online and through office-based mentorship. Applications for 2021 will open in May 2020. View CPUT's News announcement.