B (T&RP), M (T&RP)
Pr. Pln. A/879/1996
Position: Affiliate: Spatial Planning and Urban Design
Spatial conceptualisation and development guidelines
Mobile Phone: +27081 265 0800
Annemarie Loots studied architecture at the University of Pretoria (1985-1987), whereafter she enrolled in Town and Regional Planning at the University of Pretoria. She completed her BTRP Degree (cum laude) in 1991. She received her Masters's Degree in Town and Regional Planning (MTRP) (cum laude) at the University of Pretoria in 2013. The subject of her thesis was "Snapshots of Johannesburg precinct plans: In search of their credibility as a tool to manage land use and spatial development". Concerning urban planning and design experience, Annemarie was employed at Holm Jordaan and Partners Architects and Urban Designers from November 1992 to February 1997. She became a partner in the firm and held the position until December 2000, when she temporarily located to Namibia.
In the company, she was responsible for the production of all urban spatial planning and urban design-related projects. Through the diversity of projects the office undertook, she gained a wealth of experience in this field. Since her return from Namibia in January 2004 she started lecturing on a part-time basis at the University of Pretoria's Town and Regional Planning Department. She also started to work as an independent private consultant. Through her consultancy, she has been responsible for relatively large urban planning and design projects for the City of Johannesburg and the City of Tshwane.
She often provides spatial and spatial-graphic inputs to projects run by other organisations such as the CSIR. Annemarie has a passion for the creation of quality urban environments (on all scales of the city) that are imageable, manageable and sustainable. Her specific interest and expertise lie in spatial planning and urban design. She has extensive experience in spatial frameworks and spatial design on various levels of the built environment but mainly focuses on precinct planning and urban development and design frameworks on that scale.