Job Shadow

dhk architects runs a comprehensive job shadow programme for Grade 11 & 12 learners who would like to explore a career in architecture and urban design.

Our programme runs over 2 days and is structured to provide learners with an all-round experience, including practical activities, site visits, and one-on-one time with various professionals within our organisation. Our job shadows include learners from diverse backgrounds and our pro-active approach has opened up the world of architecture to learners who may not have previously considered pursuing a career in architecture.

This programme works best when learners are part of a group and while we understand that each school may set different dates for job shadows, we will need to set a date that is convenient taking into account our staff who are leading the programme. We will always try to ensure that there are more than one learner and more than one school represented.

Job shadow is currently offered in our Cape Town and Johannesburg studios, and places are limited.

How to apply

If you would like to do a job shadow at dhk please send the following to

  • A covering email with subject heading ‘job shadow’ explaining why you would like to job shadow at dhk
  • A one page CV including academic results and personal interests
  • A couple of photos or short portfolio of any design/art/EGD/technical drawing work you have done either at school or in your own time.