Obituary : Professor Karel Bakker 1956-2014

It is with deep regret that we record the death of Professor Karel Bakker, head of the Department of Architecture at the University of Pretoria and practising architect internationally acknowledged for his outstanding contribution to South African architecture and urban heritage management. He will be much missed by the South African architectural community who held him in the highest regard.

Professor Bakker passed away on 19 November 2014. We extend our deepest felt sympathies to the family and friends at this difficult time.

"Professor Bakker's influence on the architectural community in South Africa and across the continent of Africa was immense. His research was interdisciplinary and comprises theoretical, design and applied aspects in the fields of architecture, management of historic environments, urban regeneration, historical studies and pedagogy. His fields of specialization were urban and architectural conservation, urban regeneration, heritage theory, heritage impact management, interpretation and presentation of heritage, shared built heritage, African built heritage and architectural history and pedagogy."   Please read full obituary here.