We practice architecture because we believe it can, and should, make a difference. Our aim is to add value to our clients’ investment in property by seeking creative cost effective solutions that enrich human life, enhance neighbourhoods, protect the environment and are sensitive to cultural context. We work collaboratively with clients and consultants, constantly questioning and refining to ensure that we not only realise but exceed expectations.
Kagiso is an experienced and highly qualified senior partner in the practice of Co-Arc International Architects. In 1994 he was awarded a National Higher Diploma in Architecture from The Witwatersrand Technikon. This qualification led to specialisation in the application of technology in architecture, assembly of different materials and relationships and behaviour of materials. He joined Co-Arc as a junior technologist, and through diligence, application and ability, rose through the ranks, becoming a job captain and project co-ordinator, and an associate in the practice. In 2005, having earned the respect of his peers and colleagues, he became a junior partner and in 2016, a senior partner.
His vast experience in compiling and steering project programmes, concept creation, design development and detailed design of construction systems, materials, services and finishes enables him to quickly and accurately determine and develop client briefs, and to lead large multidisciplinary teams in the preparation of specifications and documentation for procurement and commissioning of complex projects. His collaboration with other consultants and his ability to co-ordinate and manage scope, cost, time and quality while advising on resources and risk ensures budgetary control, accurate construction documentation and effective contract administration.
He values the client’s vision above all else, and constantly seeks to exceed the client’s expectations. His many successful large-scale projects are a testament to his passion, energy and commitment to ensuring that a client is not only satisfied, but likely to return with an even bigger dream.
Chris Malan is a senior director at Co-Arc International Architects with over thirty years professional experience.
As a young architect in training Chris accepted a solitary year-long posting to