Sylvia Rossouw (Artist)

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Sylvia Rossouw is an artist[1] and architect who was born on August 9, 1972 in Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa. She got her Baccalaureate in Building Arts[2] in 1994 and her Baccalaureate in Architecture in 1998 from Nelson Mandela University in Port Elizabeth, South Africa.

Career Path[edit]

Sylvia's solo exhibition was presented in 1994 as part of the KKNK Annual National Arts Festival[3] at the Civic Centre in Oudtshoorn, Western Cape, South Africa. Her solo exhibition was presented a year later at the International Green Green Conference at the University of Port Elizabeth in South Africa's Eastern Cape province. That same year, she took part in a group exhibition curated by Tossie Theron at the Bird Street Gallery in Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape, South Africa. Years later, she began working as a Client Project Manager at Airports Company South Africa (ACSA), where she spent more than a year overseeing a variety of programs in preparation for the 2010 Soccer World Cup. She was responsible for leading, planning, designing, and implementing Terminal 2010, which acts as the gateway to Cape Town as a destination for tourists. The initiative was a vital part of the Legacy Program in preparation for the 2010 Soccer World Cup. In 2009, she joined PRASA as the New Business Development Manager, where she spent a year assisting in the development and refurbishing of Cape Town Station. Additionally, this project was begun in preparation for the 2010 FIFA World Cup and serves as a critical component of the Legacy Program. Her primary goal was to find and develop new revenue-generating opportunities inside both existing and new infrastructure.

Sylvia was a group participant at the Observatory in South Africa in 2010 under the curatorship of Judy Woodbourne. She took part in the Shhhhhh! fundraising auction, a lemonade sale at the Old Biscuit Mill Auction in 2014, as well as a library mural project for Nelson Mandela Day. She volunteered as a part-time lecturer for various architecture[4] and design subjects at Cape Province University of Technology (CPUT) in Western Cape, South Africa, the following year. For a year in George, South Africa, Sylvia served as a mentor to architectural candidates. She co-founded RW Architects in 2018, where she serves as the Director and Principal Architect. Residential and recreational design projects are undertaken by RW architects. Oubaai Golf Estate and Monate Eco Resort in Herolds Bay; Fancourt and Kingswood Golf Estate George in the Western Cape, South Africa. Strydenburg, South Africa, is the location of the Recreational Project.

Lifestyle[edit]

Sylvia Rossouw graduated from the UNISA School of Business Leadership with a Masters Degree in Business Leadership in 2008. She went on to the University of Cape Town in South Africa, where she earned her Baccalaureate in Fine Arts in 2014. She married Joseph Charles Watson September 26, 2015. On the 14th of September 2016 her son, Wilhelm Watson was born.

Accolades/Achievements[edit]

Sylvia Rossouw received a category award in the Apple Arts Award at the Mount Nelson Hotel in Western Cape, South Africa. She received publications for her work titled Design Innovation Centre (1998) at Mandela University and The Determinants of Trust in the Aviation Industry (2008) at the University of South Africa's School of Business Leadership.

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