I started by doing Art, Design & Technology in high school and gaining experience. I then applied to become an architect at university and afterwards gained more experience in some of the biggest architecture firms in South Africa. Upon yielding 8 years of experience, I left to start my own practice.
We provide turnkey solutions for architecture, and property development and assist our clients with construction procurement and logistics.
I think the difficulty and uncertainty of leaving formal employment to start a business and not knowing when you will get your next project. There is also a lot of uncertainty with the type of work we do and not knowing when clients will call next.
I attribute my success to my mother who motivated me to take ART as a subject in high school. Success is not just about having money, it also manifests in health, being less worried, and being at peace.
We have a Pan-African expansion plan, to Botswana and Lesotho.
To follow your passion. Do not start a business just for the sake of starting one. Solve a problem in society.
There are challenges in owning a business, like any new venture or arena. I take care of myself by having enough sleep, and exercise regularly, and going to the gym.
Life doesn't owe you success, love, happiness, or anything. You should be willing to go out there and get everything for yourself.
My favourite App is Pinterest. I can use it to get inspiration when I have a mental block or when I need inspiration from various buildings.