University Of Johannesburg GSA

The GSA (Graduate School of Architecture) was founded in 2015 with a simple mandate: to transform contemporary African architectural education. Located in Johannesburg, one of the world’s most exciting and challenging cities, we aim to offer a world-class architectural educational experience to our students.

We are the continent’s only dedicated post-graduate school of architecture and the only African school to offer the world-renowned Unit System way of teaching, first pioneered by London’s Architectural Association in the 1970s.

The African continent is a uniquely challenging and creative laboratory providing our students and staff with exciting opportunities for new ways of thinking and working.

Our GSA Studios are located at FADA, within the Faculty and alongside the eight other departments of FADA, including the Undergraduate Programme, the DoA.

Dedicated studio spaces, a seminar room and a common room are available to all GSA students on a first-come, first-served basis at the beginning of the year.

As the school continues to grow and expand, we are looking for additional studio spaces both at FADA and at our downtown home, GSA Metro.


  • B. Arch (Hons)
  • M. Arch
  • M.Arch Design, Theory and History
  • Phd