Wilko is a self-starter and born designer/maker who’s design career started at an early age in his father’s “workshop” at home. His Architecture career followed suit when he obtained his honours degree in architecture while working part time for an established architecture practice in Bloemfontein. In the year following, Wilko obtained his Master’s degree in architecture.
With 13+ years’ experience in architectural practice, Wilko has always been driven to expand his knowledge and skill in design and architecture. His view that involvement is the greatest teacher has led him to build an extensive portfolio of architectural experience in local and international markets. His career include work on a wide range of projects in London, Australia, South Africa, Ghana, Namibia, Uganda and Camaroon.
Wilko is drawn to the importance of social, historical and cultural context and how our interaction with architecture affects our lives. His strong process driven approach to architecture stems from the concept that each building and design requires a different approach, and in many instances this is reflected in an out-of-the-box thinking approach to his work.
Wilko is a registered Professional Architect with the South African Council for the Architectural Profession and a member in good standing with the South African Institute for Architects.
Pier-Marie was born and raised in Bloemfontein, from a very early age she’s had an interest and aptitude for the creative arts including painting and sculpting. After graduating from the University of the Free State School of Architecture in 2007 she relocated to Cape Town, here she has built up an extensive portfolio with 10+ years of experience working on various building types and property developments both locally and internationally. Her experience includes numerous mixed use projects for an internationally renowned property development firm, as well as Residential, Commercial, Hospitality, and Retail projects. In addition to exciting new developments and alterations, She also has experience working in some of South Africa’s treasured historic and heritage projects.
Pier-Marie’s wholehearted approach to life is reflected in her architecture. In her work, new and inspiring solutions are brought to life by drawing ideas from different subjects and combining them into interesting new compositions. She has a keen interest in the materiality and craft of architecture and believes interior design and architecture is linked and should be developed in parallel.
Pier-Marie rarely stops moving.., in her time away from architecture she dapples with different forms of design, creativity, and cookery, and has a great love of organizing events for family and friends.
Pier-Marie is a registered Professional Architect with the South African Council for the Architectural Profession and a member in good standing with the South African Institute for Architects.