Adéle de Lange
Position: Senior Consultant: Architecture
Human Settlements Development and Management
Academic Research, Reporting and Analysis
Mobile Phone: +27 81 265 0800
Adéle completed her B.Arch degree at the University of Pretoria in 1999 cum laude. Her research dissertation, entitled Community developmental node – Soshanguve, realised opportunities for enterprise development and skills transfer for the youth and the elderly living in the outskirts of the City of Tshwane. As a professional architect, she has been involved in all aspects relating to residential, public and commercial architecture. She has practiced architecture in both the United Kingdom and South Africa.
In 2010 she became actively involved in promoting sustainable human settlements and green building practices within human settlement developments, acting mainly in a technical advisory capacity as built environment specialist to the human settlements industry. In this capacity she has facilitated workshops to human settlements practitioners and emerging contractors, presented papers at several conferences and published several articles in the trade press relating to architecture, green building, capacity building and sustainability in human settlement developments in South Africa.
In 2013, Adéle started an independent private consultancy focussed on architecture and sustainable human settlements development. In this capacity, she provided research support to the DHS Chair for Education in Human Settlements Development and Management at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, resulting in the development of educational content for a new professional Bachelor degree, namely the Bachelor in Human Settlement Development and Management and the publication of a new tertiary textbook, namely Introduction to human settlements management and development. She is also a freelance writer for the architectural publication VISI Magazine.