Calayde studied architecture at the University of Pretoria. During her studies 2009, Calayde was part of the design team to receive the Nutex/Everite Prize from the for Best Achievement in Practical Development Feasibility 2009 for the project proposal on the Pretoria Showgrounds. She also formed part of the heritage research team for History in Progress, Future Perspectives of Pretoria’s Historical Core for Tshwane in 2009, under the guidance of Jean-Paul Corten (CHA), Peter van Dun (ICOMOS-Netherlands) and Nicolas Clarke (UP). Between her degrees, Calayde worked as part of the design and technical teams for 3 Point Architects (Pretoria) in 2008-9 on commercial projects ranging from shopping centres, boutique hotels, luxury apartment blocks as well as private homes. Further work consists of a design proposal and sketch plans for Tsumore Game Lodge, Tsumeb, Namibia, with interior architect Corli Joubert.
In 2010, Calayde completed her MArch(Professional) degree cum laude from the University of Pretoria with the thesis entitled Proximity, Vertical Agriculture at the Old Pretoria West Power Station. She was awarded amongst others, the Corobrik Regional Architecture Student of the Year Award in 2010 as best architecture student at the University of Pretoria 2010; the Pretoria Institute of Architects Best Design Student, South African Institute of Architects David Hanon Prize for Highest Average in all Practice Modules in the professional degree and the South African Institute of Architects Highest Average in all postgraduate modules. The project was the Gold Winner for the bianual Regional Holcim “Next Generation” Award - Africa Middle East 2011 and will compete in the Holcim Global Awards in 2012. Calayde then became assistant researcher to Dr Amira Osman at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR). During this time she was co-author on the conference papers for the CIB Conference in Amsterdam (July 2011) as well as Architecture in the Fourth Dimension in Boston, (November 2011). She was involved in research and assistance for various case studies and reports for the CSIR Built Environment Department. She is currently working as candidate project architect with the Malaysian architecture firm,Veritas, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Social Industry - a 21st century vision for reformation.
The Food Factory - transforming our dilapidated urban industries.
A Growing Building - a Growing Vision.
The Food Factory - reviving the old coal bunker.
The Food Factory - revival for the Pretoria West Power Station.
Building Form and System - Concepts for multi-story bamboo construction
The Food Factory - a social industry.
Assembly and Light - Towards Multi-story structural bamboo construction.