Sylvia Rossouw (artist)

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Sylvia Rossouw (Artist)
Born Cape Town, Western Cape South Africa
Occupation Artist, Architect, Designer, Creator
Notable works Limited Edition of the Biennale Internazionale Dell’ Etruria at Villa Rinchiostra in MASSA, Italy

Sylvia Rossouw was born on August 9, 1972, in Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa, and is a well-known[1] South African architect and artist. She graduated from Nelson Mandela University in Port Elizabeth, South Africa, with a Bachelor of Building Arts[2] degree in 1994 and a Bachelor of Architecture degree in 1998.


The Civic Centre in Oudtshoorn, Western Cape, South Africa, hosted Sylvia's solo show in 1994 as part of the KKNK Annual National Arts Festival[3]. It was during the International Green Green Conference at the University of Port Elizabeth in South Africa's Eastern Cape area a year later that she had her first solo show. That year, she was part of a show at the Bird Street Gallery in Port Elizabeth, South Africa coordinated by Tossie Theron. Then, she worked for Airports Company South Africa (ACSA) for more than a year as a Client Project Manager handling various programs in preparation for the 2010 FIFA World Cup. As the head of Terminal 2010, she was in charge of leading, planning, designing, and implementing it, which is the gateway to Cape Town for tourists. Prior to the 2010 World Cup, this program was an important part of Legacy Program. In 2009, she joined PRASA as a New Business Construction Manager and spent a year working on Cape Town Station's development and refurbishment. As a part of the 2010 FIFA World Cup Legacy Program, this project was launched in advance of the tournament. New revenue-generating opportunities could be found and developed in both the old and new infrastructure.

At the Observatory in South Africa in 2010 under the direction of Judy Woodbourne, Sylvia exhibited her work. There were events like an auction, a sale of lemons at the Old Biscuit Mill Auction in 2014, and a library mural on Nelson Mandela Day. In the following year, she offered her services as a part-time lecturer at Cape Province University of Technology (CPUT) in Western Cape, South Africa. Sylvia worked as a mentor for architectural[4] students in George, South Africa, for a year. In 2018, she and a partner co-founded RW Architects, where she currently serves as director and primary architect. RW architects handle both residential and recreational design projects. Monate Eco Resort at Herolds Bay; Fancourt and Kingswood Golf Estate George in the Western Cape, South Africa. The Recreational Project[5] is located in Strydenburg, South Africa.


As of 2008, Sylvia Rossouw holds a Master of Business Leadership degree from the UNISA School of Business Leadership. Graduated from University of Cape Town in 2014 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in the field. On September 26, 2015, she married Joseph Charles Watson in a ceremony at St. Paul's Cathedral. The due date for her first child, Wilhelm Watson, was set for September 14th, 2016.


The Mount Nelson Hotel in Western Cape, South Africa, presented Sylvia Rossouw[6] with a category award in the Apple Arts Award. At Mandela University, she published Design Innovation Centre (1998) and The Determinants of Trust in the Aviation Industry (2008, University of South Africa School of Business Leadership)

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