UIA 2014 Scientific Committee
Professor Rodney Harber, Graduated from the University of Natal in 1965 and after five years in practice began teaching in the School of Architecture, Planning and Housing at the University of Natal (now University of Kwa Zulu Natal).
He taught in all three disciplines during his thirty six years before retiring as Associate Professor . He subsequently taught at TU Darmstadt and Durban University of Technology (DUT).
In Andrew Makin's words: Rodney
encouraged students to explore, without fear of where it might lead or what product might arise, challenging them through finding other reasons, other purposes, through other mind-sets, other technologies, other skill sets and other ways of interacting with people.
Rodney is a registered Urban and Regional Planner and Heritage Practitioner and heads a busy multi-disciplinary practice focusing on developmental work all along the eastern seaboard of KZN.
runs a small bustling practice from home as an extension of his
commitment to teaching, with students from South Africa, Malawi, Mauritius, U.S.A., U.K., Germany, Norway, Sweden and Denmark passing through at times.
represents Africa on the UNESCO/UIA Validation Council as well as the UIA Education Commission
has adjudicated numerous competitions amongst which are: International Student Design Competition for IAHH, Mumbai 2003 and 2004; Des Baker Award National Architecture Student Design Competition, Port Elizabeth 2003; NSA Gallery Durban; Richards Bay Municipal Offices; Rock Art Hotel Drakensberg, Professional Adviser; ACCORD Peace Centre
and Advisory Board for HIV/AIDSHealth Clinic Design Competition, New York 2003 and the African
Representative Pan African Parliament Competition 2007.