About JK Designs

Vision and Mission

Vision (Residential)

Every home deserves to be an icon. Every icon deserves a soul.

 

 

Vision (Commercial)

Holistic Visionary Solutions. Iconic Architectural Designs

Mission (Residential)

With young hearts and restless spirit we challenge the mundane and motivate emotive design through education, innovation and quality. To become the personalized home design authority in the industry and leave a legacy of a fun, energetic family of client-centric specialists that create iconic designs.

 

Mission (Commercial)

By challenging stagnant industry norms with experience and proficiency, we deliver holistic design solutions through functional, feasible and groundbreaking strategies. A visionary team of high performance design-centric specialists that evolve urban landscapes and shape the future with iconic designs

Company profile

JK Designs is a young and dynamic architectural firm that offers comprehensive expertise ranging from Sustainable Residential homes to Large Commercial Developments. Prioritising client satisfaction above all else ensures that each client’s very unique criteria results in design excellence through harmoniously integrating; quality, innovation, ecology, functionality and elegance. To further improve the client’s experience, JK Designs offers additional services such as Project Management, Structural Engineering, Sustainability, Interior Design, Construction, Shopfitting, Construction Supplies, Development and Investment Opportunities.

We believe to improve the client’s interaction with our team members is to create an enjoyable working environment; clients quickly sense the pleasant atmosphere and feel at ease. Removing ourselves from the usual corporate business structure, JK Designs encourages a fun and relaxed working environment where employees are stimulated to think outside the box, to pursue their true architectural passion and to truly love their contribution to the local architectural landscape. JK Designs is in a continuous pursuit of design excellence and to be realized as an authority in the Architectural community. The impressive growth that the firm has experienced is just a small testimony that we are very committed to our goals and that we are on the correct path to becoming a recognised quality brand.

Meet the team

Johann Koch

Director

Johann, founder and managing director of JK Designs, is a cool and collected professional, with many talents, not only in the architectural field but also as one of the countries up-and-coming businessmen. Admired by his staff and respected by his clients, Johann has a firm hand on any task put before him. Among other things, Johann’s 10 years in the architectural field is accompanied by a BTech degree from Tshwane University of Technology and a MBL from UNISA.

Dwayne Olivier

Director

Locally brewed here in Pretoria, Dwayne has built up an impressive architectural portfolio since completing his BSc Arch degree from the University of Pretoria. He is a go-getter and welcomes any challenge in the field. A progressive thinker on business structures and market opportunities with a firm grip on internal operations, financials, strategic planning and development analysis. A former associate manager at Studio 3 Architects, Dwayne has 8 years of experience under his belt, including the design, documenting and construction of the Lynnwood Bridge Mixed Used development on Lynnwood Road, Pretoria.

Antoinette Horngren

Operations Manager

After completing her N.Dip at TUT, Antoinette decided that with a world of knowledge out there, her N.Dip just wasn’t enough. She continued her studies and completed her B.Tech and finally her M.Tech in 2013. With a passion for Architecture and a keen eye for good design, she launched herself into her career. Today she is an invaluable part of the JK Designs Team. With her extensive experience in Contract administration and Project Management, as well as her impeccable people skills, she makes sure that our clients’ dreams become a reality.

Julene Bosman

Technologist

Julene is JK Designs’ prized residential designer, with a funky style and vibrant personality. She has the remarkable ability to interpret the client’s brief into a reality. Her designs respect the environment and adapt to them, exposing the maximum potential of any site. Julene’s personal life values carry through to her professional life resulting in outstanding, sustainable and ethical designs.

Kelvin Gibbs

Professional Architect

Kelvin completed his Master’s Degree in Architecture at the University of the Free State. Working at various firms he became a pro in 3D modeling, rendering and marketing, and along the way cultivated a great love for design. After uprooting and planting himself in Pretoria, he involved himself in multi-residential developments and high-end private residences, whilst making use of new software and improved utilization of drawing & design programs. With a keen eye only an opportunist can have, Kelvin endeavors to investigate all possibilities for growth in business, both in the office environment and clients.

Angela Smith

Senior Technologist

Graduated from TUT, Angela first served her country in the SANDF,  where she worked closely with inspiring Architects – cementing her way forward. Angela conducts herself in a presentable, professional, and friendly manner whilst managing her extensive portfolio.  She is punctual and thorough in her work.  She is also realistic in managing her time, responsibilities and deliverables. She desires buildings that are conscious of time and she believes that responsible buildings is the future.

Madri Landman

Senior Technologist

Madri has cultivated a colorful life of experiences thus far, including time as a medical student, fashion model and HR manager, before obtaining her B.Tech in Architecture in 2013. Madri has developed a keen eye for detail, a talent she eagerly employs during her architectural endeavors. She is also the software wizard here at JK Designs, leaving no question unanswered or staff member in a state of panic.

Marcé du Plessis

Candidate Senior Technologist

Born and raised in Pretoria, Marcé obtained his B.Tech in Architecture in 2015 at TUT. With a passion for architecture he started at JK Designs in 2018, with the goal to further himself within the company in the future. He’s driven to work hard, learn and keep improving himself in the working environment.

Richardt van der Merwe

Technical Detail Specialist

Richardt is a highly responsible person being brought up with sound values to cope with the demands of life.  He remains positive and available to do his work and honors his commitments in all instances. Integrity is a strong point that he is constantly complimented on. At the start of his career he jumped into large commercial projects such as Loftus Park, enabling him to experience the profession and challenges first hand. Teamwork and assisting his colleagues towards a goal, inspires him.

Wicky Oosthuizen

Senior Technologist

This office guru and vibrant designer, Wicky is a skilled hand in creating breath-taking architectural masterpieces.  This former graduate student from Tshwane University of Technology, has brought a number of architectural projects to life, leaving the landscape of residential architecture with very happy homeowners. Wicky is well versed in the ability to collaborate with consultants and respective authorities, acquiring extensive knowledge of the architectural process.

Nadine Brits

Admin and Human Resources

A young, vibrant and innovative lady born and bred close to the picturesque Rooiberg mountains. With a new life in Pretoria, Nadine has joined our team in March 2018 as the youngest member. She strives for excellence in administration, corporate governance, human resources and financial processing. A Business management and Chartered Secretary student with stars in her eyes for the journey to success laying ahead. Where structure and discipline is the motto, one can expect nothing less than straight lines, absolute order and the persistence for perfection.

Henrico Gouws

Student

Currently a second year student at TUT, Henrico is an extremely influential person to have on our team. He is passionate about his work accompanied by his easy-going personality which makes him a pleasurable individual to work with. He has interests in financial mathematics as he has previous experience with actuarial sciences. He made a lane switch in his career by following his vision to be an Architectural Technologist. He is known to seize any opportunity to learn more and uses his knowledge to deliver spectacular work.

Jason de Beer

Student

Even though Jason is in his second year of architectural studies, Jason has already gathered an impressive design portfolio. He completed his higher certificate in architectural technology at Inscape and worked as a draughtsman for a year before embarking on the journey to an architectural degree at TUT. Jason is a light-hearted and hard working student, adding both charisma and professionalism to the group.