PROF WALTER PETERS
Architect & Heritage Practitioner
Based in Cape Town, South Africa
(Leibniz) Hannover University
Dr-Ing. Architectural History
The architecture of the German colony South West Africa / Namibia, 1884-1914
M.Sc (Environmental Conservation)
University of KwaZulu-Natal
Uniquely rose through all ranks at his alma mater Natal/UKZN from Lecturer to Senior Professor before being appointed Professor at Free State in 2010.
Editor of the tri-annual Journal of the KwaZulu-Natal Institute for Architecture since 1982.
Recipient of the Writers and Critics Award (1989) and Medal of Distinction (2005) of the SA Institute of Architects.
Walter Peters was the Sophia Gray Laureate in 2009 and chose the topic "More Ways of being an Architect".
Prof WH Peters now dedicates his time and passion to Architectural Heritage in the Western Cape
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ARTICLES BY PROF PETERS
2019 Peters, W & Raubenheimer, H The architecture of Henk de Bie & Van Wijngaarden in Bloemfontein of the 1960s: Rooted in purpose, time and place. Journal of the South African Institute of Architects, Jan/Feb, pp38-48. (refereed)
2016 Peters, W & Du Preez, J. The idealism of architectural competitions: The case of the Free State Province. New Contree, 76, November, pp213-235. (refereed)
CHAPTERS IN BOOKS BY PROF PETERS
2019 Peters, W Die Planstadt Graaff-Reinet von 1785 im Großen Karoo in Südafrika und die Typologie des Karoohuis. In: Arbeitskreis für Hausforschung. Die neuen Häuser in den neuen Städten und Dörfern. Neuerungen im Hausbau unter dem Einfluss der Landesherren und ihrer Baumeister zwischen 1650 und 1830. Petersberg: Imhof Verlag (pp 221 - 229).
Peters, Walter. Houses for Pretoria: An Appreciation of the Houses of the 1950s by Hellmut Stauch: in 1998. Architecture of the Transvaal: pp 17
CITING PROF PETERS
HERITAGE PRACTICE EXPERIENCE
1972 BArch, Natal (now UKZN).
1974 MSc (Environmental Conservation), Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh.
(NOTE: The title of this degree has long changed to ‘Architectural’ Conservation, which more precisely reflects the curriculum).
1981 Dr-Ing. (sehr gut ), (now Leibniz) Universität Hannover, Germany.
(The topic of my doctoral thesis was on an aspect of architectural history).
2017 Heritage Resources Management, short course, University of Cape Town.
2. PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP
South African Institute of Architects /Cape Institute for Architecture (No.3590).
SA Council for the Architectural Profession (Regd Pr Arch, No. 2991).
Association of Professional Heritage Practitioners (Accredited Member No. 0047).
3. CONSERVATION CONSULTANCIES
1979-81 Kolmanskop Ghost Town Museum, Namibia.
1989-90 Restoration of Goerke Haus (as house museum), Lüderitz, Namibia
(completion of project following death of Edda Schoedder).
1999 Ladysmith Town Hall front (with Pieter van der Westhuizen).
4. RECENT AND CURRENT HERITAGE PRACTICE
2015- ongoing Refurbishment of Werdmuller Centre Claremont, by architect Roelof Uytenbogaardt, 1969-73.
With MLH Architects, value R900m.
2017-18 Durban City Hall. Heritage consultant for universal access intervention with Architecture Fabrik.
2018 Paarl Mill. Heritage investigation for Pioneer Foods.
2018 Tygerberg Hospital Estate, Parow, by architects Andrews & Niegeman, 1959-76.
Architectural assessment for Perception Planning.
2019 Lot 600, 72 & 74 Bosch Street, Paarl.
Restoration of historic villa and redevelopment of site with architect Francois Malan.
2019 Hopkins Str, Salt River. Total demolition and redevelopment with architects Open City.
2019 44 Lancers Rd, Warwick Triangle, Durban.
Conservation of Oldham Building by D. Calvert McDonald, 1938-9, with Architecture Fabrik.
2019 FNB Adderley Str, Cape Town, by architect Sir Herbert Baker, 1929-33.
Heritage consultant for the recycling with architects Design Workshop.
5. COMMUNITY HERITAGE SERVICE
1975- c79 Member: Conservation committee of Natal Institute of Architects, SAIA-KZN today.
1989-2010 Appointed to Built Environment Committee,
National Monuments Council (Natal Region) / Amafa aKwaZulu-Natali.
2011 Served on Appeals Tribunal, Free State Heritage.
2013 Served on Tribunal of Heritage Western Cape.
2018- Member: Cape Institute for Architecture Heritage Committee.
2006 Amafa aKwaZulu-Natali Heritage Award.
2011 SAIA-KZN Institute for Architecture Scroll of Honour (“respected architectural conservationist”).