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Johan Swart holds a masters degree in architecture and heritage studies. At the University of Pretoria, he teaches architectural history and leads a heritage focused design studio for postgraduate students. As curator of the architecture archives at the university, he is also responsible for the safeguarding and interpretation of significant historical drawing collections. His academic interests include the history of design, archival practice, cultural landscapes and adaptive re-use.


  • 2013–present
    Lecturer, University of Pretoria
  • 2008–2013
    Architect, VDO Consulting
  • 2011–2012
    Research assistant , Amsterdam Bureau Monumenten en Archeologie


  • 2012 
    University of Pretoria, MSc Applied Science (Architecture)
  • 2010 
    University of Pretoria, MArch (Prof)
  • 2009 
    University of Pretoria, BArch (Hons)
  • 2007 
    University of Pretoria, BSc (Arch)

Professional Memberships

  • ICOMOS South Africa