Kim Fairbairn is a multi skilled and qualified professional architect with a passion for design and commercial development management. He has been working as both a development manager and as an architect, leading the interface between the professional team and developer ensuring that a feasible and financially viable proposition resulted from all the projects tasked with. As a skilled designer he is able to impart great value into the process from concept to completion whilst being acutely aware of cost sensitivities and for implementing project specific strategies to ensure no cost over runs and also being creatively involved in value engineering processes.  He is well versed in ensuring that quality assurance programs are conceived as part of the initial contract between employer and contractor and implemented until close out.  He is accustomed to managing large professional teams and the interface between them, the employer, the contractor and various subcontractors.

He possesses a highly developed level of competency for creative design output through unique ability to create narratives from which architectural design is manifest and expressed as a unified illustration of the story. With this ability, client presentations are persuasive and often enchanting whilst being rational, logical and responsive to cost sensitivity in content. He possesses excellent coordination skills ensuring seamless deliverables from the team at all stages of project timeline utilizing his strategic thinking insights, negotiation skills and forecasting abilities.

With his ability for commercial developments direction and as in his often played role of Joint Principle Agent, he creates a climate for value engineered quality design solutions through intimate and extensive knowledge of project direction and accomplishes profitable results from projects using key success attributes gained in large scale developments. He is skilled in commercial negotiations and has ability to direct large teams and possesses excellent coordination abilities ensuring seamless delivery from the team at all stages of project timeline, through strategic thinking insights and techniques.

His interpersonal skills and leadership attributes within the office or studio environment are a rare combination of a creative and analytical approach, whilst performing proficiently with focus when under pressure. This is underscored by an ability to translate and ensure execution of the ideas of all role players into built from within budget and time constraints. has a no nonsense “hands on” approach to the entire project from inception to completion and is an effective leader with a friendly personality. He has a natural tendency to communicate easily and effectively with clients and colleagues.



South Africa Property Association Overall Winner: Wesbank/FNB Head Office; Best Development in South Africa 2009

International Property Awards Best Office Development, Europe and South Africa 2009: FNB/Wesbank Office Development

South African Property Association, Best Office Development in South Africa: Wesbank/FNB Head Office 2009

Mail and Guardian Green Award; Best Working Environment: FNB/Wesbank Office Development 2009

Consulting Engineers South Africa, Commendation for Engineering Excellence: Wesbank/FNB Head Office 2008

South African Institute of Steel Construction, Steel Awards: First Direct Call Centre, Randburg 2004

Unity Grandstand, Wanderers Cricket Stadium, Illovo 1992

AEL Head Office, Modderfontein 2004