About Us

THE PRACTICE

Intsika Architects cc was formed in March 2003, with the express purpose of furthering the goals of transformation in the industry by way of a strategic BBBEE partnership with 30% Black Ownership. The founding partners subsequently split up in 2007, and the firm has shown year on year financial growth in turnover since inception. In 2014 a second partner, Cobus Gouws, joined Rob in the business, and we are excited about our future as a practice under the guidance of these gentlemen.

The firm is committed to making a positive impact on the built environment, through attention to detail and building analysis of the planned project prior to implementation, to the benefit of our broader community. 

The Principal Architect has 20 years of planning and contract management experience on projects in the following sectors:

  • Education - School and University 
  • Office Developments - Municipal and Private Clients
  • Healthcare Design - Hospital and Clinics
  • Commercial Developments 
  • Retail and Shopping Malls
  • Tenant Installations
  • Social Development Centres
  • Urban Design - Hamburg, Queenstown and Mount Ruth 
  • Magistrates Courts
  • Sporting Facilities - Boxing Arena
  • Residential - Private Homes and Interior Design
  • Group Residential Estates and Developments and Apartments
  • Resort Facilities - Holiday Estates
 
GEOGRAPHICAL FOCUS

We concentrate mostly on larger building projects throughout the Eastern Cape and Border-Kei regions, with our offices centrally located in East London. The firm is equipped with the latest computer hardware, advanced graphics and CAD software programmes,. operated from six networked workstations. We have been fortunate enough to offer building solutions in locations such as:

  • East London and the IDZ
  • Butterworth
  • Queenstown
  • Hamburg
  • Glen Eden
  • Kidds Beach
  • Knysna
  • Mdatsane
  • Mount Ruth
  • Bedford
  • Grahamstown
  • Port St Johns
  • Stutterheim
  • Mthatha
  • The Mqanduli Region

Our staff is highly competent in computer aided design software, Graphisoft's ARCHICAD 17, featuring full 3D modelling capabilities, with photo-real finishes and virtual reality scenes. This unique skill has enabled consistent growth, and a larger client base. All work is produced efficiently, timeously and professionally.

The firm has a direct working knowledge of contracting in the Eastern Cape, in line with Government and Municipal policies, successfully implementing projects in both the public and private sector.

 

SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

Intsika makes an annual contribution to “Living Waters” - a safe house for abused women and children, and its 4 houses located around East London. Intsika is in support of initiatives such as Community Upliftment and BBBEE contributions, in particular with 100% Previously Disadvantaged Beneficiaries. Our practice takes its regard as one of East London's premier firms very seriously, continuously striving to create better environments.

 

MISSION STATEMENT

To enhance the built environment, though the delivery of quality architecture, to the benefit of all people. The members commit to contributing equal amounts of effort and energy to the work of the practice, contributing their special talents to obtaining commissions and attend to the design, construction and administrative processes, to achieve quality buildings, serving the best interest and needs of our clients and the environment, whilst making a balanced profit for the practice.

 
OUR CORE FUNCTIONS
  • Architectural and Design Marketing and Presentations
  • 3D Modelling and HD Rederings
  • Consultant Co-ordination
  • Building Contract Administration
  • Conceptual Design
  • Green Building Strategies
  • Construction Supervision
  • Quality Control
  • Construction Detailing
  • Technical Documentation
  • Municipal Liason
 
PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS:
  • SAIA Corporate Member:                                PI 3725
  • SAIA Registration:                                             6188
  • SACAP Registration:                                         5284
  • GBCSA Member:                                               INT 005
  • BKCOB Member:                                               3494
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