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Carin Combrinck

Department of Architecture 
University of Pretoria
Saint Helena


Carin Combrinck was the director of an architectural practice in Johannesburg for 15 years before joining the Department of Architecture at the University of Pretoria in 2010. She currently co-ordinates and lectures in the Honours programme while teaching third year theory. She has been the study leader for selected M(Prof) students over the course of her academic career.

Research Interest

Carin Combrinck is the research field co-ordinator for Human Settlements and Urbanism. She completed her PhD in 2015 on the role of the architectural profession in the South African discourse on informal settlement upgrade. The social responsibility of architects in the emerging conditions of African urbanism underpins much of her research interest. Most particularly, methods of participation that contribute towards collaborative design practices are investigated as part of her studio module.

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