LECTURES & INVOLVEMENTS:
One of the core values of Nina Maritz Architects is active participation and involvement in the architecture realm, which has seen Director Nina Maritz – and other team members – partake in conferences and give presentations worldwide. Furthermore, with inherent believe in sharing knowledge, Nina Maritz Architects often find themselves involved in academia as guest lectures and examiners, and so much more.
LECTURES & PRESENTATIONS
URBAN FORUM: NAMIBIA’S URBAN FUTURE 2017 hosted by Namibia University of Science & Technology and Ministry of Urban& Rural Development – Nina Maritz presented the session on ‘Design and Construction for Sustainable Housing’, and participated in final panel discussion.
Chalmers University of Technology, Göteborg, Sweden : “Beyond Sustainability” lecture series for the Department of Architecture. Nina Maritz invited lecturer on her own work: “Sustainability as a philosophical approach in the work of Nina Maritz Architects”.
Namibia. Archaeology of the Future. Tomorrow’s architectural Landscape exhibition & conference by Namibia Institute of Architects at Casa dell’ Architettura, Rome, Italy – Nina Maritz delivers a presentation: “Sustainability in Namibian Architecture”
The Archaeology of the future: the architectural landscape of tomorrow. Conference at MAXXI Museum, Rome, Italy. Nina Maritz is invited speaker and presents “Three Landscapes in Equlibrium”
Green Building Council of Namibia Conference, Windhoek, Namibia. Nina Maritz Architects deliver several lectures:
- Green Housing principles by Nina Maritz
- A green School by Mieke Droomer
- Sustainability in Interior Design - By Louize Kloppers
- Wise up to Water – Bongani Moyo
Scientific Society of Namibia. Nina Maritz presents talk on “Introduction to Green Building”
Namibia University of Science and Technology, Department of Architecture and Spatial Planning, Windhoek: Third Year Student Seminar Series. Nina Maritz delivers presentation on “The Tulou Of China. Rammed-Earth Family Fortresses ”.
University of Nottingham-Ningbo – Architect-in-Residence. Nina Maritz gives public work on “The Work of Nina Maritz Architects”
“Green Building Practices” – Presentation to Department of Works, Namibia
“The construction of housing and everyday life in Namibia” – Presentation at Polytechnic of Namibia Architecture School Debate
Green Building Council of Namibia Convention. Nina Maritz “Design with purpose – integrating nature into architecture”
Green Building Council of South Africa Convention. Nina Maritz gives keynote presentation on “It’s Time for Africa - Three Namibian Libraries”
AZA 2013, 19-20 Nov, Cape Town : “Live Design, Transform Life” - Nina Maritz is an invited speaker as part of World Design Capital Cape Town 2014, with Mokena Makeka, Kunle Adeyemi, Mick Pearce, Heinrich Wolff, Amira Osman, Erky Wood, Peter Rich, Henri Comrie, Luyanda Mahlwa, Simmy Peerutin, Y Ttsai, Paloma Vera.
International Federation of Landscape Architects’ Africa Conference - Abuja, Nigeria. Nina Maritz is an invited speaker.
Architecture Student Congress, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, South Africa on “Sustainable Architecture in the Developing World” - Nina Maritz invited keynote speaker.
Green Building Conference & Exhibition, Johannesburg, South Africa – Nina Maritz invited speaker.
Architectural Research Centres Conference, Detroit, Michigan – Nina Maritz invited speaker.
School of Architecture Chandigarh, India – USA summer school students. Nina Maritz gives presentation on own work.
University of Cape Town & Cape Peninsula University of Technology – Nina Maritz is guest lecturer.
Decorex Cape Town: “Conversations on Architecture” – Nina Maritz invited speaker.
University of Free State’s Darwin week, “From Genes to Memes – Architecture & Evolution” – Nina Maritz invited speaker.
Decorex Johannesburg: “Conversations on Architecture” – Nina Maritz invited speaker.
Bruno Zevi Foundation’s “Frugal Architecture” Symposium, Rome, Italy – Nina Maritz invited speaker.
KwaZulu-Natal Institute of Architect’s AGM – “globalisation & architecture” – Nina Maritz invited speaker.
Oxford Conference on Architectural Education – Nina Maritz invited keynote speaker.
UIA Triennial conference, Turin, Italy – Nina Maritz invited speaker.
Canova Association, Piedmont, Italy – Nina Maritz invited speaker on sustainable architecture & own work.
CAA conference - Kampala, Uganda, in conjunction with Uganda Martyr’s University – Nina Maritz invited speaker on “sustainable architectural design”
Jomo Kenyatta Technical University, Nairobi, Kenya Nina Maritz invited speaker to architecture students.
Historic Preservation School, University of Oregon in Eugene – Nina Maritz invited speaker on Twyfelfontein Visitor Centre.
Pacific Energy Centre, San Francisco, California – Nina Maritz invited speaker on own work.
Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation, Taliesin-West in Scottsdale, Arizona – Nina Maritz invited speaker on own work.
Sustainable Built Environments ’06 conference in Bloemfontein, South Africa – Nina Maritz presents three papers:
- “Talking Sense – a sustainable energy society for Namibia”;
- “Eco-award Namibia for tourism”, co-author Kondjeni Nkandi
- “Drums and stones – building with recycled materials: pitfalls & successes”, co-author Dennis MacDonald.
National Renewable Energy Workshop, organised by Ministry of Mines and Energy, Namibia – Nina Maritz presents paper on Energy Efficiency in Buildings
Solar World Congress in Orlando, Florida – Nina is “Emerging Architecture” invited plenary speaker and she presented “Sustainability on a shoestring” paper on Twyfelfontein Visitors’ Centre.
Sustainable Built Environments ‘05 Conference, Pretoria, South Africa – Nina Maritz presented two papers:
- Tourist Info Centre for Aus Community Conservation Trust & lessons of community work
- Twyfelfontein Visitor’s Centre in terms of passive & metaphorical design.
Namibia Institute of Architects: “Sustainability for beginners” – Nina Maritz gives presentation
Solar World Congress 2004 conference, Portland, Oregon, USA – Nina Maritz presented paper on the Habitat Development and Resource Centre.
Witwatersrand University School of Architecture evening lecture – Nina Maritz invited speaker on own work.
Sustainable Built Environments ’03 Conference in Pretoria, South Africa – Nina Maritz presented paper on the Habitat Development and Resource Centre.
Namibia. Archaeology of the Future. Tomorrow’s architectural Landscape exhibition by Namibia Institute of Architects in Rome, Italy – Nina Maritz Architects part of working group: editorial and graphic design.
Green Building Council of Namibia Annual Convention 2016. Nina Maritz Architects part of organizing committee for conference.
Namibia University of Science and Technology – Department of Architecture and Spatial Planning. Nina Maritz Architects invited external examiner for 2nd year studio design project.
Namibia Institute of Architects – Mieke Droomer serving as active Boardmember (2016-2017).
Gansu Design-Build project at University of Nottingham-Ningbo, China, during October and November-December. Programme ongoing till July 2016. Nina Maritz is visiting lecturer
Italian-Namibian Exchange exhibition of the work of young Italian Architects at the Polytechnic of Namibia. Nina Maritz Architects is instrumental in organising event.
Namibia University of Science & Technology - 1st year Presentation Course for architecture students – Mieke Droomer part time lecturer.
Namibia Institute of Architects – Mieke Droomer serving as active Boardmember (2015-2016).
Student Field Trip to Windhoek for Tshwane University of Technology, South -Africa for collaborative workshops with students from Polytechnic of Namibia. Nina Maritz is organizer.
Polytechnic of Namibia School of Architecture – Nina Maritz commences part-time lectureship
School of Architecture, Rome – Nina Maritz is jury member for student competition.
Holcim Awards for Sustainable Construction Event, Africa-Middle East, in Marrakech, Morocco – Nina Maritz handed over acknowledgement prizes.
Holcim Awards for Sustainable Construction, Africa-Middle East – Nina Maritz on adjudication panel.
4th year architecture design studio, University of Witwatersrand, South Africa – Nina Maritz external examiner.
“Desert Retreat” field trip to Namibia with Peter Stutchbury, Richard Leplastrier & Sonja Spamer for University of Cape Town first year student – Nina Maritz co-host and organizer.
Yakuu community in Dol-Dol, Kenya - Nina Maritz conducted interactive workshops & design with for cultural museum & tourism centre for self-build with on-site sourced materials.
Canova Architect’s Encounter in Ossola Valley in Italy on invitation of Canova Association (Chair Ken Marquardt) which restores historical stone villages – Nina Maritz invited participant.
Co-founded & launched SENSE (Sustainable Energy Namibia) - network of enthusiasts aiming to make sustainable energy issues more accessible to public & lobby government for increasing use.
Holcim Award for Sustainable Construction – Nina Maritz is a member of the Johannesburg regional jury (Africa & Middle-East) for inaugural cycle of the Holcim Award for Sustainable Construction.
Housing Trust Fund of Namibia – Nina Maritz nominated as trustee.
Namibia Institute of Architects – Nina Maritz organised NIA 50: Celebrating Namibian Architecture” exhibition at National Gallery of Namibia.