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)
  • South African Institute of 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 Organisations.

Responsibilities
  • Management
  • Marketing/Presentation
  • Consultant co-ordination
  • Contract Administration
  • Concept Design/CAD
  • Green Building Strategies
  • Construction Supervision
  • Quality Control
  • Construction Detailing

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: 8454)
  • 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
  • Management
  • Principal Agent Functions
  • 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
  • Bachelors: Architectural Technology (Applied Design) (CPUT) - 2018
Professional Registrations
  • SA Council of Architectural Professions - Professional Senior Architectural Technologist (PSAT Reg. no: 24750546)
  • SA Institute of Architectural Technologists - (Reg. no: 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)

  • Student Intern


Academic Qualifications
  • National Diploma in Architectural Technology (CPUT) - 2016
  • B. Tech Architectural Technology UJ - Current
Candidate Registrations
  • Candidate Architectural Technologist (Reg. no: 46163203)

Experience

Zolani started working for Luyanda Mpahwa Designspace Africa 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 Senior Architectural Technologist (N. Dip. Arch. Tech)

  • Internship

Academic Qualifications
  • National Diploma in Architectural Technology (NMU) - 2016
  • B. Tech Architectural Technology - 2017
Candidate Registrations
  • Candidate Senior Arch. Technologist (Reg. no: 52713074)
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 during 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

  • Personnel Management & Administration Officer


Academic Qualifications
  • National Diploma in Personnel Management (PE Tech) - 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
  • Financials
  • Taxation
  • Staff Management,
  • Reception
  • Deliveries
  • Filing and General Office Administration
  • First Aid

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.

Mihle Mlenzana

  • Bachelor of Architectural Studies


Academic Qualifications
  • Bachelor of Architectural Studies (NMU) - Current
Experience

Mihle joined Intsika Architects in 2019 while simultaneously pursuing her undergraduate course - Bachelors of Architectural Studies with NMU. With an already impressive academic record and looking to obtain her master's degree thereafter, Mihle is a valuable addition to the team and works diligently towards fulfilling her aspiration to start her own architectural firm in East London.

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

Njabulo Mbuyazi

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


Academic Qualifications
  • N . Diploma Architectural Technology - 2015
  • B. Tech Architectural Technology - 2016
Candidate Registrations
  • Candidate Senior Arch. Technologist (Reg. no: 49834288)
Experience

Njabulo joined Intsika Architects in 2018. Hailing from Richards Bay, he has worked at two previous architectural firms and brings his expertise to bear on all new and upcoming projects. He currently holds a professional registration as a Candidate Senior Architectural Technologist. 

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

Avela Tyhoba

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


Academic Qualifications
  • N . Diploma Architectural Technology - 2014
  • B. Tech Architectural Technology - 2016
Candidate Registrations
  • Candidate Senior Arch. Technologist (Reg. no: 52843284)
Experience

Avela began working for LCN Architects in 2013. He furthered his career profile at two more firms thereafter, building and developing his expertise before joining Intsika Architects in 2019. Now a seasoned conceptual and technical architectural designer, he makes the most of his time with the firm and continues to add value to projects whilst at the same time growing his already impressive skillset.

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