Students were given a unique opportunity to connect with architecture industry professionals, learning more about the latest industry products at the first Media in Africa Student Materiality Day at the University of Pretoria on 28 February. Almost 300 architecture, interior architect and landscape architect students and lecturers were educated by professionals on product composition, use, design, applications and detailing of the latest industry products.
Marlene van Rooyen, managing director of Media in Africa, says experts from different fields in the industry delivered informative, entertaining 15-minute presentations, followed by question-and-answer sessions about their products for future generations of architects. She says the presentations included videos and detailed drawings on how products are manufactured, where they can be used, how they are installed, challenges associated with products and how systems are put together.
“Companies participating in the Student Materiality Day also each had an exhibition table to showcase their products, where students could learn more about them, as well as receive brochures and samples. Students were also treated to goodie bags, with gifts from the companies, as well as from the Media in Africa team,” says Van Rooyen.
Sponsors of the day included:
• Technical Finishes.
According to Van Rooyen, participating companies were delighted to learn more about the future generation of young people who will be taking the industry forward with their innovative thinking. They said it was a wonderful experience, where they were able to tap into the minds of future young architects and designers, who will be injecting their passion into their industry as they start their first jobs.
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