What is the Colab Concept?
The colab concept is the philosophy with which we approach each project.
We believe that each project is about collaboration.
Collaboration of skills. ideas. Resources
Collaboration across creative disciplines is what is needed to practically answer the hard issues facing our country and design today.
Colab Concepts (Pty) ltd is an architectural company that specialises in architecture, interior and urban design. We are Level 1 BBEEE compliant, 100% Black owned, and 80% black woman owned.
The Colab Concept team is a dynamic team made up of a combination of young professionals and members with 40+ years of experience in the architectural field. This provides clients with project solutions that are fresh and dynamic, but also with the knowledge and peace of mind that those solutions are backed up with practical experience.
We are particularly interested in collaboration across creative disciplines to come up with original solutions. However, we strive to use timeless design principals to achieve this goal. In this regard, structures that are sensitive to our environment and respond well to its immediate context is of utmost importance to us.
THE COLAB CONCEPTS TEAM
Trevor Adams is passionate about architecture and coffee! He has over 40 years of experience in the architectural field. Trevor is experienced in wide range of specialised design.
He is also an avid runner and especially loves ultra marathons!
Dane graduated from the University of Cape Town (M.Arch) and from the CPUT (B.Tech). He is a computational design enthusiast with interests in automation and parametric design. With analytical thinking and technology research he works to improve design processes.
Kirsty has a keen interest in designing buildings that are sensitive to the environment. She has also launched a mentoring network for women in Architecture called the W.H.Y Project. When Kirsty is not running after her 3 daughters, you can find her in the ballet studio.
Adam had graduated from the university of Cape Town with a BAS Degree. He considers himself a thoughtful designer, looking to incorporate as much of the environment & urban landscape. In he’s down time, he enjoys TTRPG’s, fitness, gaming and MMA.
OUR ARCHITECTURAL INTERNS
After working for Colab Concepts for about 9 months Kerishne learned that architecture is not only about the design, technologies behind it but the maintenance and how people interact with it. She is passionate about intense research in creative design and how it influences its surroundings. As a Wits BAS graduate, the approach to design is to “Do Nothing without Intention”
jesse daniel box
After working for Colab Concepts for about 8 months, Jesse can truly say that it was an insightful and uplifting experience. As a UCT BAS graduate. Not only did he learn about what being an architect means, but also he learned more about himself and how he relates to architecture, and what he enjoy about it. He found it easy to find his place in the office and adapt to the offices’ work culture.
Stefan graduated with his B.Tech Degree from CPUT. He is a very meticulous, creative designer and enjoys designing buildings sensitive to the environment.
Stefan enjoys sport, especially playing club soccer, surfing and running.
Chadwick graduated from CPUT.
He has a passion for design and ideally adapts to work smart rather than work hard.
He adapts to a lifestyle of health and fitness, he is a semi-active gamer and enjoy sport.
Alowa graduated from CPUT with his B.Tech Degree.
He is passionate about design across all disciplines and loves jazz music, especially the blues, vintage cars, and playing his beloved harmonica.
Joy-Ann Adams graduated from the University of Stellenbosch.
She was a public servant for 8 years and worked at the Provincial Department of Social Development for two years prior to her employment at the City of Cape Town.