DES BRAND

DIRECTOR

BILD Architects has been part of Des' life since 1982, firstly as a student and then a full-time employee before being promoted to Director 20 years ago. Des enjoys any type of commercial work and believes that each project, no matter how small or large, always needs one’s full attention from start to finish.

DES BRAND

DIRECTOR

Stellenbosch is where I was born but at a relatively young age my family moved up to Pretoria. It is here at the National Zoological Gardens of South Africa where I not only spent but actually lived most of my young life. During this time, I crossed paths with Jimmy Burg, a past Partner of the practice and was fascinated by his naturally inspired zoo architecture. My mind was made up and after completing high school at Pretoria Boys High School, I received my Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture from the University of Pretoria in 1985. For the past 30 years – 20 years of which I have been a Director – BILD Architects has played an intricate part of my life and as Architecture evolves towards being more ecologically conscious, so do we.

 

Nature speaks for itself and this now more than ever has become part of my design philosophy. Each building is a unique process and in conjunction with my client and fellow consultants, I aspire to the creation of exquisite living spaces.

SELECTED PROJECT INVOLVEMENT

CHAMBERLAINS -

CENTURION

 

Pretoria

CHAMBERLAINS -

SILVER LAKES

 

Pretoria

CHAMBERLAINS -

MONTANA

 

Pretoria

EDDIE PRETORIUS

DES BRAND

COLIN SCOTT

DIRECTOR

DIRECTOR

SENIOR ASSOCIATE

LISE MACKEY

NADIA FRANCO

VIRESH MAHABEER

ELMARIE NAUDE

ASSOCIATE

ASSOCIATE

ASSOCIATE

ASSOCIATE

MARILU VERMEULEN

NAAS DU PLESSIS

CHRISTELLE ZIETSMAN

JACO STEENKAMP

 ARCHITECT

ARCHITECT

 CANDIDATE ARCHITECT

 CANDIDATE ARCHITECTURAL TECHNOLOGIST

ANDREW BOUWER

MIKE KNOLL

GILLIAN O'NEILL

INTERIOR DESIGNER

ARCHITECT

SECRETARY

ROSIE NKOSI

PHILEMON MANGENA

RECEPTIONIST

GENERAL ASSISTANT

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