Jan Hugo is a registered architect that completed his training at the University of Pretoria in 2010. His Professional Masters project contributed to the UNDP & GEF, Sustainable Transport and Sport project, which specifically focused on developing low carbon transport systems in South Africa. He practised as an architect for a number of years, completing and contributing to a range of residential, public and infrastructural projects. He joined the Architecture Department at the University of Pretoria in 2016. He coordinates a series of design studios focussed on climate change adaptation, sustainable design and public space at the department. He is currently enrolled as a Ph.D. candidate focusing on the climate change adaptation potential of meso to micro-scale interventions in the built environment.