NWA Commercial Architecture Design Projects

Hertex - Kramerville

2011 - 2013

The objective was to create a benchmark in the early establishment of the Kramerville design district. The brief was to explore a more edgy urban aspect of the brand identity distinct from the heritage oriented Pretoria branch and suburban Parkhurst showroom. We inherited a difficult existing building and reworked planning and façade elements comprehensively to create a functional showroom.


Hertex - Parkhurst

2004 - 2006


Showroom for a fabric house. Parkhurst is a suburb that, in common with many older Johannesburg neighbourhoods, has a heritage base but also has an evolving contemporary element. Our aim here was to have a building with one foot in the future and one in the past, but finds a balance between them that resonates with all visitors.

Barbour Clothing Stores

2014 - 2015

The English luxury fashion brand established in 1894 opened its first store in Africa in December 2014 in Sandton City, Johannesburg.

In association with Julian Ash (International Display Manager) from Barbour International in London, we worked to do the detailed design, technical documentation and implementation of both shop alterations and shop-fitting.

The second store in Constantia, Cape Town was managed at a distance of 1 400km (with project management by Macgregor Forsyth). It is a smaller, more focused shop, yet maintains the classic, luxurious feel of the brand’s identity.


Northmead Mall

2012 - 2014


A complete rework of an existing shopping centre which included re modelling circulation, all public spaces, shopfronts, entrances, services and exterior facades.

Architecture is the learned game, correct and magnificent, of forms assembled in the light.

—Le Corbusier