Name of Firm:              Fairbairn Architecture [Johannesburg]

Designation:                Director | Founder       

Period of Work:            March 2004 - Present          

Company Profile Synopsis:

A Commercial development concern: Office, Residential, Industrial and Leisure. The company is managed and operated wholly by the founder who acquires, produces and oversees all required business functions. The practice relies on the outsourcing of key staff with core competencies and/or Joint Venture activities to produce obligatory outputs.

Key roles and accountabilities:

Lead Designer | Design Manager | Design Development Manager | Quality Assurance Manager | Office/Studio Manager | Resource Manager | Business Development

Lead Designer:

Responsible for the designing and execution of projects pertaining to the development of sustainable and cost sensitive design solutions within the paradigm of cultural values which are expressed architecturally in an innovative and contemporary manner. This is accomplished via strategic employment of a narrative/story, being mythical or factural or both, and written specifically for each project, which furthermore is illustrated and expressed by the building itself.

Design Manager:

Displays a hands-on approach as a Lead Designer and/or Project Captain, and conducts Sound Strategic Project Planning, as well as Scenario Forecasting. Regularly operates as a Joint Principal Agent in conjunction with the Project manager. Additionally directs all disciplines and professionals within the operation, whilst proficiently providing expert input varying from chairing of all Design Co-ordination Meetings to specific Contractual Input and thereby ensuring reliable Quality Control and Closure Procedures.

Quality Assurance Manager:

Possesses a sound acumen of Construction Technologies and on Site Experience throughout close involvement in the construction of more than 500 000 sqm of built form within stringent time constraints. Plays an instrumental role in conducting accurate communications with colleagues and confident liaisons with clientele, within set reporting structures.

Architectural Competition Won, Lead Designer:

New Head Office for FNB HomeLoans and Wesbank, Johannesburg [including the Urban Design Framework for the Jerusalem Site, Fairlands]


Dancing to the Bass; The Architecture of Kim Fairbairn | Rosenheim University, Munich | Sustainability; The Fairland Project. A Case Study | Limpopo Institute for Architects | 80/20: The anxieties and contradictions surrounding Embodied Energy Content | Fachofschule University, Salzburg | SABISA National Conference | SA Institute of Valuers Summit | SSI Environmental Conference | Mayoral Summit Johannesburg.

Selected Works and Projects:

[Gross Building Areas Quoted] Bellavista School Campus PLan, Melrose [6000 sqm] | Holiday In Rustenburg [8500 sqm] | Fly Inn Hotel, Boksburg [9000 sqm] | FNB HomeLoans and Wesbank Head Office [160 000 sqm] | Felapeng Inclusionary Housing Development [3600 sqm] | Spectramed Head Office, Bedfordview [8000 sqm] | Newsclip Head Office, Constantia [3200 sqm] | The District Sectional Title Offices, Sunninghill [7500 sqm] | North Road Apartments, Dunkeld [9000 sqm] | Investec Offices Refurbishment [6000 sqm] | GA Agencies Warehousing and Offices, Linbro [2000 sqm] | Lillipark Office Estate, Rivonia [12 000 sqm] | The Pinstripe Office Development, Illovo [9000 sqm] | Government Office Refurbishment, Eastern Cape [12 000 sqm] | Public Safety; Office Development, Mmabatho [36 000 sqm] | Department of Education Eastern Cape [20 000 sqm] | Bank of China, Sandton [70 000 sqm] | 200 Rivonia Road, Sandton [20 000 sqm] | Via Jante Farmhouse, Stellenbosch [1500 sqm]

Name of Firm:              Crowie Holdings [Pty] Ltd [Johannesburg]  

Designation:                Director

Period of Work:                     September 2013 – February 2015

Company Profile Synopsis:

A diverse company encompassing Property Development, Development Management Consulting, Property Broking, Property Asset Management, Architecture, Quantity Surveying, Concessions, Construction, Electrical, Rail, Project Management and a Property Fund.

Key roles and accountabilities:

Employed by the Holdings Company directly, he consults internally to many of the divisions and is responsible for Group Marketing.

Selected Works and Projects:

Gross Building Areas Quoted] Master Plan Nasco Town, Lagos [2.8m sqm] Namboole Park, Kampala [800, 000 sqm] | Quattro Torres Mixed Use, Luanda [100 000 sqm] | Innovation Hub Offices, Pretoria [18 000 sqm] | Kingsgate Mall, Lagos [26 000 sqm] | Ferndale Apartment, Johannesburg [180 units] | Kingsgate Office Park, Lagos [16 000 sqm] | Nasco Warehouse, Lagos [9000 sqm] | Noble Court Apartments, Lagos [180 units] | Randburg Square Re-development, Johannesburg [140 units]

Name of Firm:              Continuum Architects [Pty] Ltd [Johannesburg]    

Designation:                Director | Originator | Founder      

Period of Work:            November 2004 - March 2014


Company Profile:

A Special Purpose Business Vehicle solely accountable for the New Head Office for FNB Homeloans and Wesbank in Fairland, Johannesburg [Gross Area Quoted] [160 000 sqm]

Key roles and accountabilities:

Successfully Established and Lead the Special Purpose Vehicle Company as a project specific Joint Venture between four practices and with a BEE shareholding status of 50% for the design and completion of a competition winning Head Office Project whose primary role encompassed all 3 Major Skill Sets listed under the Professional Profile Header.

Name of Firm:              Erasmus Fairbairn Architects [Johannesburg]

Designation:                Director

Period of Work:            March 2002 - February 2004       

Company Profile:

Primarily concerned with high-end residential and leisure developments, in particular game lodges.

Key roles and accountabilities:

Lead Designer | Design Manager | Design Development Manager | Quality Assurance Manager | Office/Studio Manager | Resource manager | Business Development

Architectural competition won, Lead Designer:

African Explosives Head Office, Modderfontein [9000 sqm]

Selected Works:

[Gross Building Area Quoted] The First Direct Call Centre, Randburg [22000 sqm] | African Explosives Limited, Head Office, Modderfontein [9000 sqm] | Franklins Row Apartments, Illovo [6000 sqm] | Plasir du Jardin, Rosebank [500 sqm]

Name of Firm:              Moross Architects INC [Johannesburg]

Designation:                Director

Period of Work:            September 1991 - February 2002


Company Profile:

Moross Architects was primarily concerned with and active in five disciplines involved in commercial property development including architecture, project management, urban design, space planning and interior design.

Key roles and accountabilities:

Lead Designer | Design Manager | Design Development Manager | Quality Assurance Manager | Office/Studio Manager | Resource Manager | Business Development. Oversaw the design and management of approximately 100 000 sqm of commercial space per annum.

Competitions won, Lead designer:

SITA Head Office, Sunninghill [9000 sqm] | Hackle Brook Office Park, Craighall [16000 sqm] | Melrose Arch Hotel, Johannesburg [9000 sqm] | New Wanderers Cricket Museum, Johannesburg [2000 sqm] | Arundel Office Park, Harare [ 100 000 sqm]

Selected Works:

[Gross Building Area Quoted] SITA Head Office, Sunninghill [9000 sqm] | Dresner Bank Head Office [2000 sqm] | Hackle Brook Office Park Phase 1, Craighall [3200 sqm] |Ericsson Head Office, Woodmead [16 000 sqm] | RCI Head Office, Sunninghill [5000 sqm] | Pharmacia and Upjohn Pharmaceuticals Head Office [7000 sqm] | Roche Pharmaceuticals Vitamins Head Office, Isando [20 000 sqm] | Arivia Office Park, Sunninghill [15 000 sqm] | The Agency Head Office, Sunninghill [5000 sqm] | Arundel Office Park, Harare [40 000 sqm] | Barloworld Office Park, Innesfree Park [10 000 sqm] | First Mutual Life Head Office, Competition, Harare [15 000 sqm] | Old Mutual Offices, Rosebank [6000 sqm] | EDS Head Office, Sunninghill [9000 sqm] | The Wanderers Unity Grandstand, Illovo [14 000 spectators] | The Kent Park Taverners Grandstand, Illovo [3000 spectators]

Name of Firm:              MLH & Partners Architects [Johannesburg]

Designation:                Project Architect

Period of Work:              1990 - 1991


Key roles and accountabilities:

Responsible for Design and Development, producing technical documentation and ensuring quality control of a multi-use Government development in Cape Town.

Selected Works:

[Gross Building Areas Quoted] Maynard Office Plaza Offices for Local Government, Wynberg, Cape Town [16 000 sqm] | Maynard Clinic, Wynard, Cape Town [3000 sqm] | Wynberg Town Hall Refurbishment, Cape Town [2000 sqm]

Name of Firm:              South African National Defence Force [Kimberly]

Designation:                Lieutenant | Project Architect

Period of Work:            1988 - 1989       

Key roles and accountabilities:

Completed Military service in the Intelligence Unit. Subsequent to training, was seconded to identify, develop, design and construct various facilities under control of the unit including a hostel, a sports facility, housing and office accommodation.  During construction assisted in training 600 soldiers to construct various projects as required by the Regiment Commander. Likewise held Architectural Accountability for all resourcing, skills development and budget control.