OUR TEAM

Robert Gillard

  • Managing Director
  • Professional Architect. (Pr.Arch)

Academic Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Building Arts (UPE) - 1991
  • Bachelor of Architecture (UPE) - 1993
  • Targeted Procurement – Accredited Exam - 1997

Professional Registrations

  • SA Council of Architectural Professions - (Reg. no: 5284)
  • Institute of South African Architects - (Reg. no: 6188)
  • Committee of the Border-Kei Institute of Architects (Aesthetics & Heritage Portfolios)
  • Regular attendance at Continuing Professional Development Courses.

Experience

Rob Gillard has been a Practicing Architect in the Eastern Cape and Border-Kei regions for the past 18 years, first with Clyde Hannan Associates from 1994, before establishing his own practice in 2001, and Intsika Architects cc in 2003. As Principal Architect, Rob attends to the full range of architectural services, from conceptual design to contract administration, marketing to quality control. His work profile includes many varied projects, successfully completed for both Private and Public Sector Organizations.

Client Bodies Include

Dept. of Public Works, Dept of Health, Dept of Education, Dept of Social Services, Dept of Justice, Dept of Arts and Culture IDT, Various District and Local Municipalities Private Sector Clients.

Cobus Gouws

  • Director
  • Professional Architect. (Pr.Arch)

Academic Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Architectural Studies (UFS) - 2007
  • Honours in Architecture (UFS) - 2008
  • Master of Architecture (UFS) -2009

Professional Registrations

  • SA Council of Architectural Professions - (Reg. no: Pr Arch 21345)
  • Institute of South African Architects - (Reg. no: AIT 2099)
  • Border-Kei Institute of Architects Member

Experience

Cobus began workling for Studio D'Arc in Port Elizabeth in 2009, from where he then joined Intsika Architects as a Candidate Architect under the mentorship of Rob Gillard in 2010. He enrolled with SACAP as a Candidate Architect and in 2013 qualified as a Professional Architect. In 2014 he joined Rob as a partner in the practice, forming an association geared at future success and enhancing the industry.

Responsibilities

  • Concept Design and Design Development
  • Submission Drawings
  • 3D Artlantis Rendering and 3D Model Building
  • Technical Documentation
  • Site Monitoring and Review
  • Administration

Jacques Verster

  • Professional Architect (Pr.Arch)

Academic Qualifications

  • Bachelor in Architectural Studies (UFS) – 2005
  • Honours in Architecture (UFS) - 2007
  • Master in Architecture (UFS) - 2008

Professional Registrations

  • SA Council of Architectural Professions - (Pr Arch 21480)
  • Institute of South African Architects
  • Border-Kei Institute of Architects Member

Experience

Jacques Finished his studies at UFS in 2008. He started working at Orbic Architects in Nelspruit and worked on the new High Court and FIFA related projects for the 2010 World Cup. After that he moved to Cape Town and worked at Meyer Vorster where he worked and various houses and a transportation hub in Kayalitsha, Thereafter he moved to Pretoria where he worked at Eartworld Architects and also helped design and document various houses. He then moved to Boogertman & Partners where he was put on big commercial projects like Centurion Junction and various other office developments. Jacques started working at Intsika Architects in 2016 and is busy managing projects on site and running the Forest Hill Military Base Medical Centre Project.

Responsibilities

  • Concept Design and Design Development
  • Submission Drawings
  • 3D Artlantis Rendering and 3D Model Building
  • Technical Documentation
  • Site Monitoring and Review
  • Administration

Luke Masters

  • Professional Architectural Technologist (N.Dip.Arch.Tech)

Academic Qualifications

  • National Diploma in Architectural Technology (NMMU) -2011
  • Bachelor in Technology applied Design (CPUT) – Current

Professional Registrations

  • SA Council of Architectural Professions - (PAT 24750546)
  • SA Institute of Architectural Technologists –(32258)

Experience

Luke started working for Port Elizabeth-based Adendorff Architects & Interiors in 2008, following which he joined Intsika Architects in May of 2012 as a Candidate Architectural Technologist under the mentorship of Rob Gillard. He is currently in his 2nd year of the SACAP training records program and will be a registered Professional Architectural Technologist in 2014.

Responsibilities

  • Concept Design and Design Development
  • Technical Working drawings
  • Schedules and Submission Drawings
  • 3D Photo-realistic Rendering and 3D Model Building
  • Graphics, Brochure and Presentation Layout Design

Zolani Gomba

  • Candidate Architectural Technologist (N.Dip.Arch.Tech)

Academic Qualifications

  • National Diploma in Architectural Technology (CPUT) -2016

Candidate Registrations

  • SA Council of Architectural Professions - (Reg. no: CAT 46163203)

Experience

Zolani started working for Luyanda Mpahlwa Designspaceafrica based in Cape Town, where he did his in-service training and also worked in between his final year. He has recently joined Intsika Architects as a Candidate Architectural Technologist under the mentorship of Rob Gillard and Jan Cobus Gouws. He is currently in his first year of the SACAP training records program and plans to further his studies in the year 2018. 

Responsibilities

  • Concept Design and Design Development
  • Technical Working drawings
  • Schedules and Submission Drawings
  • 3D Model Building
  • Graphics and Presentation Layout Design

Lwando Vokwana

  • Candidate Architectural Technologist (N.Dip.Arch.Tech)
  • Internship

Academic Qualifications

  • National Diploma in Architectural Technology (NNMU) -2017
  • Bachelor in applied Design (NMU)-Current 

Candidate Registrations

  • SA Council of Architectural Professions - (Reg. no: CAT)

Experience

Lwando did his in-service training for his final year to obtain his Diploma with Intsika under the mentorship of Rob Gillard. He is currently furthering his studies at Nelson Mandela University and assist the firm in holiday periods. Lwando is a highly motivated individual and Intsika Architects has provided a bursary for him to further develop his skills.

Responsibilities

  • Concept Design and Design Development
  • Technical Working drawings
  • Schedules and Submission Drawings
  • 3D Model Building
  • Graphics and Presentation Layout Design

Natalie Gillard

  • Administration Officer

Academic Qualifications

  • National Diploma in Personnel Management  (PE Technikon) - 1993

Professional Registrations

  • OHS Officer - 2005
  • First Aid Trained - 2005

Experience

From 1995 to 2005 Natalie was employed by SBV Services (bank) and oversaw the Personnel function for 100 employees. Natalie went on to join Chas Everitt International Property Group as a Property Agent in 2006, and moved to her current position in Personnel Management at Intsika Architects in 2007.

Responsibilities

  • Chairman Of Health & Safety Committee
  • Chairman of Local Employment Equity committee
  • Consolidating sign on sheet and leave forms
  • Ordering of Stationary
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office
  • First Aid Official
  • Handling Medial Aid and Provident Fund queries

Mavis Sobende

  • Domestic Worker

Experience

Mavis has been assisting Intsika Architects for more than 10 years with making sure the office is kept clean and neat. Mavis definitely makes the best Cappuccino’s in East London.

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