What’s in a name?
An ‘ateljee’, Afrikaans for studio, is defined as an open design environment with lateral relationships as opposed to an archaic hierarchical approach to architectural office and project management. Not bound to historical top-down philosophy, all employees play to their strengths in a tight knit office, to the benefit of the client.
A studio is a space; a state that seeks creative solutions to all kinds of challenges.
The studio concept suggests a wider reach of various spheres of design, apart from the historically defined role of an architect. Many other design disciplines are closely related and offered by Ateljee, whether inclusive to a building design or as a stand-alone appointment. Design in itself is a mindset and way of life, and quite easily crosses the structural boundaries of functional job descriptions, and to this end Ateljee is interested in any form of design.
Ateljee will always strive to present the client with the highest quality of work; to always stretch the imagination, while maintaining to fulfil the client’s needs in the most creative and efficient way.
Ateljee commits to always seek a relevant answer to each individual challenge presented.
As a company we wish to use our skill and position to influence communities and add to the rectification of past and current social injustices.
At Ateljee, we support various NGO's and charities to enable them to do what they do best. These organisations selflessly stand up for those less privileged in various ways.
If you want more information or want to contribute to these organisations in any manner, please get hold of us. Alternatively, contact them directly by clicking on their logo.
6 WORK STAGES
At Ateljee we love design, not limiting ourselves to architecture but embracing various spheres of design.
ARE WE THINKING?
This is a scrapbook space of random thoughts and discussions we mull over as a team, whether related to current designs we are working on, world trends and questions, social solutions or just other nothingness.
is SA ready?
With work from home possibilities and a pressing economy all having effects on our lifestyle, and with various TV shows popularising tiny homes, is South Africa ready for this amazing phenomenon?
Mobile or stationary?
Are there some worthy local examples?
With 2 possible clients interested, these are all exciting questions we are asking ourselves (and you!).
WHAT HAVE WE DONE?
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WHO ARE WE?
Daniel obtained his M.Arch degree as professional architect at NMMU in 2007.
In 2012 he jointly founded Ateljee Architects.
Daniel is passionate about community architecture and applying his skill to individuals and organisations who serve the less fortunate.
Daniel is registered as a professional architect with SACAP and serves on the SAIA-EC board.
Hanco completed his N.Dip in Architectural Technology in 2014 at NMMU and joined Ateljee Architects in the same year. He is currently completing his SACAP registration as Professional Architectural Technologist. In 2020 Hanco joined Ateljee Architects as co-owner and shareholder.
Bongani joined Ateljee Architects in 2018 for his internship and completed his N.Dip in Architectural Technology in 2019 at NMMU.
Bongani is fast becoming a Student Housing Specialist and is assisting clients with optimal use and compliance.
Janell has been working part-time at Ateljee over the past couple of years, and since she completed her studies as an Architectural Technologist, has stepped up to full time employment in 2022.
Oskar has been with Ateljee Architects from inception and is filling his vital role as Office Mascot with distinction.