Earth Switch Architects

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At EarthSwitch Architects creativity is our passion, delivering architecture that is responsive and sustainable within its environment. EarthSwitch Architects is an established architectural practice based in Nelspruit, consisting of a dynamic young team of professional architects. The full spectrum of the architectural services are offered with key focus on sustainable design. The practice is dedicated to applying energy efficient building solutions (SANS 10400 & SANS 204) and “green" building principles such as passive and bio-climatic design to adapt a building to its natural energy efficiency potential. EarthSwitch makes use of new and alternative building techniques and materials while maintaining contemporary design principles. We encourage the use of recycled materials as well as materials with a low environmental impact, thereby reducing life cycle costs. KLIPPIE DU TOIT (MIArch) PRINCIPAL ARCHITECT Member of SAIA / SACAP / MPIA Studied at Tshwane University of Technology. DEGREE: Magister Technologiae; Architecture (Professional) (M-Tech Architecture) 8 years experience 6 Months Practical Training at Jean-Francois Adam Architect, Mauritius. 4.5 years working as a Residential Architectural Technologist, Pretoria. 1 year Experience as a Candidate Architect at Theunnissen Jankowitz Architects, Nelspruit. 3 years as Principal Architect and owner at EarthSwitch Architects. AWARDS 1st Prize Regional Award - Corobrik Architectural Student of the year finalist 2010 for the thesis titled An Interpretation Centre at Tswaing Crater. 2nd Prize In The competition for a Model Community Library, Initiated by the department of Arts & Culture MPIA Award Architecture | Green Verandah 2015


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