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About The Team

Founded by Buhle Mathole, Kabu Design Architects it's established its vision in 2007. With a full time leap in 2009 we are a young firm with a hallmark of excellence and a deep sense of pride in our African heritage. Additionally, as a BBBEE level one contributor we are proud to be able to function within the South African economic landscape. We are also registered with SACAP (South African Council For The Architectural Profession); SAIA (South African Institute Of Architects) and GIFA (Gauteng Institute For Architecture).

We believe in team work and everyone doing what they excel in.

Input from team members is valuable and we encourage distinction so that each team member understands their individual role in this small but dynamic team.

We then also form synergies without losing our identity in order to explore opportunities within the market place.

Assisting smaller firms we focus on students and university work since this is the back bone of the architectural industry. This keeps us cognisant of our roots while helping to entrench a sense of growth for the business and for those we take under our wing.

Meet The Team

Buhle Mathole

Buhle Mathole

1. PERSONAL INFORMATION:

Name: Buhle Nancy Mathole
Home Language: Zulu, Tswana

2. BASIC EDUCATION

High School: Woodmead School Johannesburg
Qualification IEB Exemption Pass (Matric)
Year completed 1995

3. HIGHER EDUCATION

Institute: University of Pretoria
Year of study: 2004
Degree Masters in architectural profession

Institute: University of Cape Town
Year of study: 2000
Degree Bachelor of architectural studies

4. WORK EXPERIENCE

Company: Kabu design architects
Period: 2009 to date
Title: Founder and director of company

Company: LVM group
Period: 2007-2009
Title: Director

Company: Gautrain rapid rail
Period: 2006-2008
Title: Architect for client

Company: LPA
Period: 2005-2006
Title: Architect

5. TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Design studio & OML (History of Architecture)
1st & 2nd year students Architecture University of Pretoria
2010 to date

6. MENTORING

Grade 12 students from GBC Soweto
2008 to date

7. OUTPUTS AND RECOGNITION

Home owner authentically African design article
Earthworks publication recognition of Buyani School from design to completion
Homeowner Magazine: Three features to date
UCT publication on Gautrain involvement
BCJV publication on women involvement in the train design process
UJ publication UJ Soweto campus completed successfully as township flagship campus
Top Billing – Designed Houses Featured – Three features to date

8. MEMBERSHIPS

Registered with SACAP PrArch 21048 (professional architect)
Member of SAIA (South African institute of architects AIT 1984)
Member of GIFA Gauteng institute of architects (MO5922)
Affiliated with PIA (Pretoria Institute of Architects)

9. RESEARCH

PHD research underway with university of Pretoria

10. PROJECTS UNDERTAKEN AS AN INDIVIDUAL OR PART OF A TEAM

Buyani School
Numerous housing projects
FNB shelter in Soweto
Modimolle municipal offices
UJ Soweto campus (over R500 million project value completed)
Gautrain rapid rail project (master architect design role on all stations)
Southgate Mall Upgrades
Jabulani Mall, Kynsna Mall& Benmore Gardens Mall Upgrade

Daryl Behane

Daryl Behane

Saying:
"Everything is designed. Few things are designed well."
- Brian Reed

1. PERSONAL INFORMATION:

Name: Mduduzi Daryl Behane
Home Language: isiZulu
Other Languages: English, isiXhosa, Setswana, Afrikaans, seSotho

2. BASIC EDUCATION

Primary School: Sol Plaatje Primary
High School: Sol Plaatje Secondary and Sandown High

3. HIGHER EDUCATION

Tertiary: University of Johannesburg
Course: NDip Architectural Technology
B-Tech Applied Design

4. SKILLS

  • Autodesk Autocad
  • Autodesk Revit
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Microsoft Office
  • Sketchup
  • Lumion 5.0

5. WORK EXPERIENCE

Company: KC Architects 2010 – 2013
Title: Architectural Draughtsman

Company: Kabu Design Architects 2014 – Present
Title: Senior Architectural Technologist

JACQUES MARK PETERSEN

Jacques Mark Peterson

Saying:
Architecture is the pursuit of perfection between the Technical and Design. Combining detail and aspiration makes for human spaces.

1. PERSONAL INFORMATION:

Name: Jacques Mark Petersen
Home Language: English and Afrikaans

2. Education and Skills EDUCATION AND SKILLS

Matric: Hoerskool Florida_1997
Studied Architecture: Wits Technikon
Project Management Course: College SA

Computer Knowledge:
  • AutoCAD
  • ArchiCAD
  • Revit
  • Microsoft Office
  • Internet
  • E-Mail

3. Employment history

Company: Kabu Design Architects
Period Employed: January 2015 - Present
Position Held: Architectural Technologist/ Project management

Company: BLUE CHIP RETAIL SOLUTIONS
Period Employed: February 2014 – December 2015
Position Held: Architectural Technologist/ Project management

Company: FAMOUS BRANDS
Period Employed: October – December 2013
Position Held: Technician

Company: SELF EMPLOYED
Period Employed: October 2010 – December 2013
Position Held: Architectural Technologist
Projects:• Leisure Bay – O Rielley Guest House
• Lindbergh Park Stand 11 – Hartliefe residence
• Florida Park – Stand 635 - Magaula residence
• Blairgowry – Stand 2707 – Prawlhall residence
• Portion 1 of Lot 108-Linden – Kara residence
• Ruimsig Golf Estate – Stand 347 – Ngamma– Spec House

Company: BENTEL ASSOCIATES INTERNATIONAL (PTY) LTD
Period Employed: July 2008 – September 2010
Position Held: Technician
Projects:• Gugulethu Shopping Centre – Cape Town, Western Cape
• Orlando Power Station – Johannesburg, GP
• Levy Business Park – Lusaka, Zambia

Company: KARLA OBERHOLZER ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN (KOAD)
Period Employed: October 2003 – June 2008
Position Held: Technician

Company: HENNIE VAN ZYL
Period Employed: January – December 2001
Position Held: In Service Trainee Technician

Lorenzo Govender

Lorenzo Govender

Saying:
Great designed spaces invoke many emotions from those who encounter them, these spaces have the ability to convey aspects of comfortability and astonishment without much effort. Design allows us to express our inner desires which are fuelled by creativity and courage, this is not only true in architecture but in all parts of life.

1. PERSONAL INFORMATION:

Name: Lorenzo Govender
Home Language: English

2. BASIC EDUCATION

High School: Avonford Secondary School
KZN (Phoenix) 1999 – 2003
Matric Certificate

3. HIGHER EDUCATION

Tertiary: Durban University of Technology
KZN (Durban) 2004 - 2006
National Higher Diploma in Architectural Technology ( N.H.Dip Arch)

4. SKILLS

  • Autodesk Autocad
  • Autodesk Revit
  • Adobe Indesign
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Coreldraw
  • Microsoft Office
  • Windows Movie Maker
  • Sketchup
  • Lumion 5.0
  • Artlantis
  • ArchiCAD

5. WORK EXPERIENCE

Company: Kabu Design Architects
Position: Architectural Technologist
Duration: April 2015 – current
Projects: Residential estates

Company: Ruben Reddy Architects
Position: Architectural Technologist
Duration: April 2014 – April 2015
Projects: • Ennerdale Police Station
• Industrial Parks
• Watt Interchange

Company: Famous Brands
Position: Designer
Duration: September 2013 – March 2014
Projects: All Famous brands Restaurants, Mugg& bean, steers, wimpy etc

Company: Cambridge food (MASSMART)
Position: Store Designer
Duration: May 2011 – August 2013
Projects: Cambridge food Stores

Company: Osmond Lange Architects & Planners
Position: Architectural Technologist
Duration: 28months Sept 08 - Dec 2010
Projects: • Midfield Airport
• Richard Bay IDZ
• Stella Road – Old Mutual
• Heineken Brewery
• Natalspruit Hospital

Company: Full Swing Consulting
Position: Architectural Technologist
Duration: 9months Jan 08 - Aug 08
Projects: FNB

Company: Om Moodley Architects
Position: Architectural Technologist
Duration: 9months Apr 07 - Dec 07
Projects: • Musgrave Luxury Duplexes
• Sawbana Hotels & Conference Centre
• Shopping Centre in Swaziland
• Woodstock Hotel
• 222 Point Road Backpackers Lodge

Company: Kaye &Kussial Architectural Technologists
Position: Architectural Technologist
Duration: 3months Jan 07 - Mar 07
Projects: Residential

Company: UkashNandlal Buildings Services
Position: In-service training
Duration: 12months Jan 05 - Dec 05
Projects: Residential

Patience Lunga

Patience Lunga

Saying:
"SUCCESS IS THE SUM OF SMALL EFFORTS REPEATED DAY IN AND DAY OUT"

1. PERSONAL INFORMATION:

Name: Patience Lunga
Home Language: Zimbabwean

2. EDUCATION/TERTIARY QUALIFICATIONS

PUMULA HIGH SCHOOL: ZIMSEC ORDINARY LEVEL COMPLETED YEAR 2000
ZIMBABWE CITY COMPUTECH: RECEPTIONIST CERTIFICATE OBTAINED 2004
CURRENTLY STUDYING TOWARDS A DEGREE IN PROJECT MANAGEMENT WITH UNIVERSITY OF PRETORIA

3. WORK EXPERIENCE

Company: DR AYMAN AMER'S ROOMS
Position: Receptionist
Duration: 2003 TO 2006

Company: UNITED BULAWAYO HOSPITALS
Position: Admin Clerk
Duration: 2006 TO 2007

Company: KABU DESIGN ARCHITECTS
Position: PERSONAL ASSISTANT TO DIRECTOR
Duration: 2008- Present

Revaldo R.Teixiera

Revaldo R.Teixiera

Saying:
My architectural philosophyis that people need architecture and architecture needs people. The twoare anchored together. Not rich, not poor –architecture is for all classes andall races synonymously. Good design comes from a personal relationship within the context and function of any project. I believe that, as Africans, we are a diverse people and architecture should embrace this. It should be bold, energetic and innovative to tell our story.

1. PERSONAL INFORMATION:

Name: Revaldo R.Teixiera
Home Language: English

2. BASIC EDUCATION

PUMULA HIGH SCHOOL: Deutsche InternationaleSchulezu Johannesburg –Johannesburg, Millpark
Grade 12 –2010

3. HIGHER EDUCATION

University of Pretoria: • BSc Physical Science
• Completed first year bridging program: 2011
• Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Pre-Calculus, Calculus, Statistics and English
Inscape Design: • Architectural Draughting 2012
University of Johannesburg: • N DIP: Architectural Technology 2013 -2016

4. SKILLS

  • Microsoft Office 2008
  • Internet Explorer
  • Microsoft Word
  • Windows XP
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Autodesk Autocad
  • Trimble Sketchup
  • Revit
  • Enscape
  • Lumion

5. WORK EXPERIENCE

Company: Kabu Design Architects
Position: Architectural Technologist
Duration: 2016-Current

Company: Multistage Cooling
Position: Job Shadowing

Company: Deon Barnard Architects
Position: Intern
Duration: 2014

Company: Platinum Group –Vertigo
Position: Fashion Designer

Company: The Baby Expo
Position: Promoter
Duration: 11/ 2009, 03/ 2010/ 2011/ 2012/ 2013/ 2014/ 2015

Company: Warren's Barber
Position: Junior barber
Duration: 08/ 2009-12/2009

Company: Leeuw Mining and Exploration
Position: Personal Assistant on a Vocational Experience
Duration: 10/ 2008 –10/ 2008

Rosa Maatshwenesodi

Rosa Maatshwenesodi

1. PERSONAL INFORMATION:

Name: Rosa Maatshwenesodi
Home Language: Sepedi

2. EDUCATIONAL INFORMATION

HIGHEST GRADE PASSED: GRADE 11
SCHOOL MMALESIBA HIGH
YEAR 2003

3. WORK EXPERIENCE

Company: Kabu Design Architects
Position: Office Assistance and Receptionist
Duration: 2012 September - Present
Responsibilities: Cleaning, Making Coffee, Receptionist Duties

Taryn-Lee Kershaw

Taryn-Lee Kershaw

Saying:
Life is a work of Art, you have got to make it colorful. Architecture is my passion. I love looking and experiencing the designs that I create and that others create. Each design is unique and all the time and effort put in is worth it when I see the happy smiles of the people I create for. I like photography as a hobby – pictures capture a moment in time that becomes a memory that can last forever.

1. PERSONAL INFORMATION:

Name: Taryn-Lee Kershaw
Home Language: English

2. BASIC EDUCATION

High School: Heron Bridge College
Qualification Matric
Year completed 2010

3. HIGHER EDUCATION

Tertiary: University of the Witwatersrand
Year of study: (2011- 2015) BSc in Construction Management (2011)
Degree Bachelor of Architectural Studies (BAS), (2012-2015) NQF Level 7

Other Education:

Shaw Academy Online Education (London)
• Diploma in Graphic Design
• Diploma in Adobe Lightroom
• Foundation Diploma in Photography

JD Capmus London (Online)
• Certificate in Interior Design & Styling

4. SKILLS

  • AutoCAD 2016
  • Adobe InDesign Cs6
  • Adobe Illustrator Cs6
  • Adobe Photoshop Cs6
  • Adobe Lightroom Cs6
  • Sketch Up 8
  • Revit
  • Microsoft Office (Word, Power Point, Excel)

5. WORK EXPERIENCE

Company: Kabu Design Architects
Period: 2015- present
Title: Architectural Technologist

Company: P.E Corporate Services
Period: 2011- 2015 (part time)
Title: Various
Responsibilities: Filing; Switchboard

Company: The Creative Council
Period: End 2012-2013
Title: Brand Ambassador

Company: Exposure Studio's
Period: 2011-2012
Title: Brand Ambassador