South African transdisciplinary expert Sylvia Rossouw works in the architecture and art industries. Her work is included in private collections around the world, among others. She is well recognized for her work in Cape Town, South Africa, during the 2010 Soccer World Cup. Sylvia’s latest projects are all focused on holistic and long-term designs.
Road to Becoming Professional Architect
Sylvia Rossouw has always had a strong connection to the arts. She spent years focusing and earning degrees in order to turn her passion for art into a lifelong career. She received her Baccalaureus in Building Arts and Architecture from Nelson Mandela University in South Africa, as well as her Baccalaureus in Fine Arts from the University of Cape Town. Her education was furthered at the UNISA School of Business Leaders in South Africa, where she earned a Master’s Degree in Business Leadership.
In 2007, she was offered the post of Client Project Manager at the Airports Company South Africa (ACSA) due to her competence and dedication. She was in charge of leading, planning, designing, and implementing Terminal 2010, a tourism destination that acts as a gateway to Cape Town. This program was an important part of the Legacy Program for the 2010 Soccer World Cup. The dedicated architect joined PRASA in 2009 as the New Business Development Manager, with the goal of identifying and developing new revenue-generating opportunities inside existing and new infrastructure. PRASA was part of the renovation and refurbishing of Cape Town Station in preparation for the 2010 Soccer World Cup.
Sylvia Rossouw co-founded and works as the Principal Architect at RW Architects, a certified architectural firm that specializes in residential and recreational projects in the year 2018. Their site-specific design, which encompasses a holistic design philosophy of developing with and for the client, reflects their goal of living the dream. Sustainable designs are the company’s primary goal, and they’re accomplished with the support of top-notch industry partners. There are several new homes designed by RW Architects, including Oubaai Golf Estate and Monate Eco Resort in Heroldsbay; and Fancourt and Kingswood Golf Estate near George, Western Cape. Located in South Africa’s Northern Cape, the Kareekloof Game Reserve is a new tourist attraction.
The Sylvia Rossouw Studio, a professional artist’s workspace, can be found in the Western Cape region of South Africa. Her work includes installations, performances, films, video stills, and paintings. Plans for a solo show by Sylvia are in the works for 2022. The #ARTforCHANGE collaboration platform will be powered by an NFT project she’s working on as well.
To find out more about Sylvia Rossouw, check out her website and her archive.