WHAT WE OFFER
Whether you need a unique design, building plans for your project or a qualified professional to guide you, we can manage all stages from the earliest designs through to final certification.
We are a member of the South African Council of Architectural Professionals and the South African Institute for Architectural Technologists and with more than 12 years experience in the field and a record of satisfied clients you are assured of the best service and knowledgeably.
ARCHITECTURAL SERVICES FOR THE INDIVIDUAL
We have extensive experience in residential, commercial and industrial architecture and offer the following service:
- Architectural Design, including 3D model and rendering
- Council Documentation, Submission and Approval
- Construction Documentation
- Site Supervision
- Project Management
- As-built documentation (building and site verification)
DRAUGHTING AND OTHER SERVICES FOR ARCHITECTS
Our Professional Senior Architectural Technologist specializes in the technology of architecture focusing on the design of buildings for use and performance. As problem solvers we will make your design work for you, ensuring that you achieve the maximum use of the intended space.
We boast with many satisfied architecture firms who return to make use of our service again and again.
We offer the following service for Architects:
- Survey/measure and as-built drawings of existing buildings
- Council documentation
- Construction documentation
- Site Supervision
- Building snagging
- 3D Model and video rendering using Lumion software
SANS XA RATIONAL DESIGN MODELLING
To achieve compliance with SANS XA, we make use of Design Builder software to evaluate the performance of a building using representative weather data and incorporating the complete building envelope, hot water generation, cooling and heating energy, lighting etc, not just the fenestration.
This allows the architect to gain back design freedom as they are able to manipulate design aspects to achieve an acceptable energy solution.
Our service includes:
- Reference – and Actual building modelling using Agrément SA approved Design Builder software.
- Consulting with client where necessary and advise on revision of building materials or design to achieve compliance.
- Reference – and Actual building design report for council submission (submission by architect).
- Preparation of SANS 10400 Forms 2 and 4 (as competent person) for council submission.
Our fee proposals for the assessment of a building is based on:
- Building floor area
- Complexity of the building facades
WHO ARE WE
Liezl van Niekerk Architectural Studio has been building relationships and living our passion since 2013. We believe in senior level project management to navigate the steps and team structures necessary to complete projects on time and on budget. We believe in true collaboration that serve you seamlessly.
As a child I knew I wanted to use creativity to make a living. I wasn’t like the other girls I knew who played with Barbie and passed their time with playing dress up. I was more interested in the house that Barbie was going to live in and the car that I designed for her to whiz around in.
I used my newspaper delivery money to buy materials so I could build miniature versions of the big things that was forming in my 9 year old head.
I went to architecture school and realized there was so much more history, theory materials, engineering and construction details and I devoured it all.
After graduating I worked at a large architecture firm for several years and reveled in the challenge of bridging the gap between the design and realization of buildings. I fell in love with the anatomy and physiology of buildings, how it is assembled and how it performs through it’s form, function and fabric. I learned how to achieve efficient and effective sustainable design solutions – something that is dear to my heart and very relevant in our current world.
After I passed my practice exams I started to put in motion my dream of owning an architecture studio. After another few years of gaining experience I took the leap, resigned and started Liezl van Niekerk Architecture and Design which later became Liezl van Niekerk Architectural Studio.
I love every minute of everything I do in studio. I get to play with the ideas that has not left my head since I was building Barbie’s house at the age of 9. Now I just get paid to do it.
I enjoy building relationships with clients and seeing the satisfaction when they step into the finished product.
I am where I’m supposed to be and indulging in every minute of my passion.