dhk appoints two new directors and grows leadership team

Studio News: Posted on 20/10/2015
Guy Briggs and Pierre Swanepoel join dhk board of directors

dhk is delighted to announce the appointment of two new directors, Guy Briggs and Pierre Swanepoel, taking the company’s shareholding board to eight members.

Pierre joined dhk in 2008 following several years in London working for practices David Chipperfield Architects and BUJ Architects. Guy Briggs has been head of urban design at dhk since 2012, also having worked in London for EDAW and DEGW (now AECOM) as well as running his own consultancy.

The company also announced additional appointments within the leadership team as Aram Lello and Brinley Pritchard were appointed Associate Directors. Both Brinley and Aram have been with dhk since 2008 and have spent time working in the Cape Town and Johannesburg offices. In addition, head of communications Jacqui Barhouch and head of the 3D visualisation team Johann Jordaan joined the management team as associates.

Drostdy Hotel scoops Eastern Cape Institute of Architects Regional Award

Project News: Posted on 15/10/2015


The redevelopment of the Drostdy Hotel in Graaff-Reinet by dhk was recognised with a Regional Award for Architecture from the Eastern Cape Institute of Architects at a ceremony held in Port Elizabeth last night.

“We’re delighted that the Drostdy Hotel has been recognised by the Institute. It was a significant project in terms of its rich heritage and required sensitive restoration alongside contemporary architectural design to create a seamless 5 star luxury hotel experience,” said Renske Haller, managing director of dhk, who led the project from the company’s Cape Town office.

The awards programme recognises and promotes excellence in architecture, with the regional winners going on to compete nationally in the South African Institute of Architects awards next year.