In December 2022, Heather Dodd was awarded a PhD in Architecture with specialisation in design for her thesis Small Moves. Spatial Tactics for Transformation. She is the first graduate of this new practice-based PhD programme at the University of the Free State (UFS)

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View the full PhD submission PDF  Small Moves.Spatial Tactics for Transformation


Creative Research Submissions

As part of the process of achieving a PhD. in Architectural practice  ( a pioneering programme at the University of the Free State which recognises work within an architectural practice as a body of work for academic reflection)  Heather Dodd submitted a number of creative research submissions as part of the academic submission process. These submissions provide valuable insights on key Savage + Dodd projects.

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Sol Plaatje University, Building CD02, Kimberley, 2016

Produced to record and celebrate the design themes that informed this first University build in South Africa since 1994.

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25 Years of Savage + Dodd Architects. MOTIF, an exhibition celebrating the exploration of ideas across 25 years of practice

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