PROFESSIONAL ARCHITECTS AND HERITAGE PRACTITIONERS
- Heritage management, architectural project management, and team management skills
- Understanding and affinity for heritage values, and the application of heritage law
- Research well versed in property and cultural research methodology
- Experience with building plans assessment from a heritage perspective
- Capacity for understanding sites and cultural landscapes and making heritage-related recommendations affecting them
- Heritage survey work including assessment and grading of structures
- Teaching architectural design, construction and heritage principles at University level
- More than 25 year’s heritage and architecture experience
- Interpersonal, communicative and organisational skills
- Flexible approach – ability to cope with change and adapt to situations as they occur
- Management responsibilities for the operational and business development aspects of practice
- Key role player in the creative architectural work produced
- Writing proposals and recommending client budgets, with Q.S. assistance
- Carrying out “full architectural service”, through design, approvals, and contract administration
- Client service and account management
- Strategy, conceptual thinking and design briefing (for projects with or without Heritage content)
- Heritage research of all kinds
- Producing reports, editing and proofreading
- Producing illustrative work for reports
- Practice accounts and budgeting
- Personnel management
HERITAGE, ENVIRONMENTAL & HISTORICAL RESEARCH & REPORTS
Erf 53669, 45 Third Avenue, Claremont, Section 34 Application, submitted to HWC and the City of Cape Town, April 2018, with SDKS as the project architects with heritage experience.
“Rondeberg”, Farm 1116, Malmesbury, Supplementary heritage report, incorporating details material study of heritage buildings, for Section 34 Application, submitted to HWC and the City of Cape Town, November 2017, with SDKS as the project architects with heritage experience.
Erf 47680, ‘Oakdale”, 24 Berram Road, Rondebosch, Section 34 Application, submitted to HWC and the City of Cape Town, July 2017, with SDKS as the project architects with heritage experience.
Erf 67859, ‘Standard Bank”, corner Main Road and Station Road, Section 34 Application, submitted to HWC and the City of Cape Town, July 2017
Erf 107171, ‘Tannenberg’, 26 Garton Road, Rondebosch, Section 34 Application, submitted to HWC and the City of Cape Town, June 2017, with SDKS as the project architects with heritage experience.
“A brief history of the development of the town of Barrydale”, by Dugmore, S, 1991, revised, published in VASSA journal, April 2017
Erf 46247 Cape Town ‘Avenue House’ Rondebosch, Section 34 Application”, March 2016
Erf 4263 Somerset West, (Aan die Weg) Report for Graham Jacobs as component of Section 34 Application”, submitted 12 August 2015
Heritage Motivation: Section 34 Application, Glen Lyon, Orchard Street, Newlands, Cape Town”, submitted to HWC, March 2015
Heritage Motivation: Section 34 Application, “Maitland Pool Complex” Erf 174308, Royal Road, Maitland, submitted to HWC and the City of Cape Town, Nov-Dec 2014.
SDKS with Cindy Postlethwayt & Melanie Attwell, “Stories of the South Peninsula: Historical research, stories and Heritage Tourism Opportunities in the South Peninsula”, for the City of Cape Town, June 2014
Heritage Motivation: Section 34 Application, Erf 269, 15 Ave des Longuevilles, Fresnaye, submitted to HWC, Feb 2014
“Robertson, 1853-1905: a study of the development of the town and of the architecture”, in VASSA Journal, No. 26, Dec 2012, ISSN: 1562-5257.
Heritage Motivation: Section 34 Application, Erf 45186/7, “The Thatches”, 34 Bonair Road, Rondebosch, submitted to HWC, July 2012
Heritage Motivation: Section 34 Application, Erf 45281, 8 Silwood Road, Rondebosch, submitted to HWC, June 2012
“Building Regulations and Sustainable Design – the relative importance of regulating change versus having an informed citizenry”, For Symposium on the design of Responsible Environments, CPUT, August 2012
“An overview of Client Responses to growing environmental awareness, 2004-2010, the example of “De Poort, Paarl”, For Symposium on the design of Responsible Environments, CPUT, Sept 2011
“Public response to EIA and HIA for Proposal to demolish and rebuild Kei Mouth Beach Hotel, Kei Mouth”, Submitted to DEAT, Oct 2008.
“Report for Drakenstein Municipality on TCN Master plan for Southern Paarl”, July 2008.
SDKS with De Villiers, Jake, “Syfret’s Street Block, Central Cape Town – Section 38 Heritage Impact Assessment”, for Eurocape Investments Ltd, submitted to HWC, CoCT, March 2004
HERITAGE AND DEVELOPMENT RESEARCH PROJECTS
Mission Settlements in South Africa: Prospects for Conservation and Development, (1992 -1995)
(A School of Architecture, University of Cape Town, Research Project, run by D. Japha, V. Japha, L. le Grange and F. Todeschini, Part 1 published by Dept. of Environment Affairs and Tourism, 1993)
This project examined ways of rehabilitating disused social facilities and run down housing, acknowledging that while there is a built environmental heritage of great significance within the towns; restoration agendas needed to be balanced with economic growth.
Conservation & Development Studies for many small towns, and Cape Town suburbia, (1992-1994)
(Franschhoek, Franschhoek Valley, McGregor, Prince Albert, ”) – Commissions undertaken by Todeschini and Japha
A FEW BUILT ARCHITECTURAL HERITAGE PROJECTS
Curve, Housing project (2015-16) – uses curved form walling reminiscent of traditional rural dwellings into a city housing project
Avenue House, Copeland Road, Rondebosch, Adds and alts to “Gr 3a” house, original architect A.W. Ackerman – A large 1882 Gothic Villa, with alterations appropriately contrasting and setting off heritage components (2015-16).
Elwyngor, Silwood Rd, Rondebosch, Adds and alts to “Gr 3a” house, original architects Black & Fagg – A large 1890 – 1920’s “stately home” in Cape Revival Style, with alterations appropriately contrasting and setting off heritage components (2012-13)
4 Buxton Rd, Oranjezicht, Adds and alts to “Gr 3b” Art’s and Craft’s house, architect not known, (2009-2010, and 2013).
De Poort Industrial Heritage Project, Paarl: Masterplan, Visitor Centre and Workshops, (2005 – present)
-masterplan for a 2.5 hectare site belonging to the local municipality;
-development of brief with local civic group to develop the site as a focus for community events, a tourist venue, and a heritage centre which celebrates industries that supported transport – starting from the technology of the Khoi/san, and cart & wagon manufacturing in Paarl (there were in the hey-day of animal drawn transport 40 cart factories in Paarl);
– exploration of ways of representing a heritage that has both tangible and intangible aspects.
La Gratitude , Hermanus: alterations-refurbishment of “Gr 3a” house, orig. by Baker-Masey practice (2004/5)
Altered this 1913 house to function as a tourist guest house
Micklefield School Hall and Multifunction Building, Rondebosch, Gr 3a, (2000 –limited competition): The interface between building edge and courtyards for children’s play was a prime determinant of this building on an extremely tight sight, which also had to find a form which suited a fine heritage setting.
&…Alterations to buildings of varied Heritage status and size (sample of projects): [1999 – 2014]:
Erf 867 Albany Rd, Seapoint; “Lekkerwijn” Homestead ( – c.1750, with famous Herbert Baker additions), Groot Drakenstein; 21 Balfour St, Woodstock; 19 Balfour Street, Woodstock; 31 Bonair Rd, Rondebosch; Springfield Convent School; 31 Holland Road, Muizenberg; 5 Arthur Street, Muizenberg; 20 Robins Road, Observatory; 3 London Road, Observatory. Longer list available on enquiry.