Peter Rich is perhaps one of the most significant architects in South Africa. He extensively documented the indigenous African settlements during the Apartheid in the 1970s. His work came in international focus when his documentation and analytical sketches were made public. He has been affiliated as the Professor of Architecture at University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg for 30 years. His architecture – contemporary in its idea – is built on years of his research and exposure.
Peter Rich gave a brilliant lecture on drawing where he talked about drawing as a tool to observe, analyse and imagine. He also presented his projects, as a portal to converse with South Africa. Later in the afternoon he went through the exhibition of ongoing design semesters and interacted with students.