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About us

Gabriël Fagan Architects, founded in 1964 by renowned architect Gabriel Fagan is located in Cape Town and provides architectural services for contemporary buildings, ranging from houses, wine cellars and student residences to institutional such as clinics and commercial buildings.

 

The practice has also been responsible for the re-cycling of buildings to new uses, the integration of new schemes into historical contexts, and the restoration of historic buildings including the Cape Town Castle. It also has experience with green building technologies such as thermally efficient brick vaulting, rock stores and rammed earth construction.

 

The practice’s work illustrates the value of designing buildings to suit the site, working with weather constraints, orientation, topography, context, views, human scale and sustainability.

These primary concerns support responsible design.

 

The practice (now trading as Gabriel Fagan Argitekte Inc.), has been taken over

by John Wilson-Harris since 2020 after thirty years of service in the practice with Mr Fagan.

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JOHN WILSON-HARRIS

Director

Professional Architect

SACAP SAIA CIFA

National Diploma in Architecture Cape Peninsula University of Technology, 1986

Bachelor of Architectural Studies (with distinction), University of Cape Town, 1993

Bachelor of Architecture (with distinction), University of Cape Town, 1996

Experience

Wide experience in design, documentation and project management.

Experienced in heritage work as well as in the design and use of green building technologies such as rammed earth and rock stores.

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RYNO VAN SCHALKWYK

Candidate Architectural Technologist

SACAP 

ND Architectural Technology, Cape Peninsula University of Technology, 2012

Experience

Experienced technical co-ordinator and researcher in the collation of building documentation for construction and interface with the local authorities.

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SANDRA BODARD

Professional Architectural Technologist & Interior Designer

SACAP 

Bachelor of Architectural Studies, University of Cape Town, 2012

Master in international Business, ESSEC Business School, Paris, 1991

Experience

Interior design conceptualisation and realisation of projects in the private and commercial sectors as well as technical and contractual management of projects.

Certificate of due performance - SANS 10400-XA / SANS 20