A former cum laude architecture student and recipient of the prestigious Commonwealth Scholarship and a Master's graduate from McGill University in Montreal Canada, Morné Fourie is an Artist and an Urban Designer with twenty-two years of experience in East Asia, Middle East and North America. He has led numerous commissions in the fields of master planning and architecture, specializing in new communities, urban renewal and urban regeneration. Morné Fourie is currently the Vice President of Design Management at Dubai Parks & Resorts in the United Arab Emirates, a 10.5 billion dirham publicly listed entity created out of Meraas Development. He taught the urban planning Master’s degree course at Harriot Watt University. Morné attended EDAW- University at Lake Tahoe in California in 2007. In Morné’s free time he is a fine artist, working primarily with ink, watercolour and oils. He travels extensively for his art, and has produced work during visits to more than 60 countries.
Greatly inspired by local sources Morne’s artworks are broad in subject, due to his extensive travels, and distinctive in style.