Despite being one of the oldest faculties on campus, the Faculty of Humanities only found a permanent residence in 1977 when the impressive building designed by UP alumnus Brian Sandrock was inaugurated. Because at the time the city council had refused to close Roper Street, the building was designed as a split-legged construction over the street. The building comprises 29 lecture halls with seating for 2 733 students and 15 seminar rooms. The building was designed to provide office space for around 400 staff members and at the time of its inauguration constituted a quarter of the total lecture and office space on campus. Roper Street was eventually closed to the public in 1993.
Coloured digital photo of the Centenary torch in front of the Human Science Building, created by using a Canon EOS 40D camera. 400x600 pixels. Size: 53.2 KB.