Qualified as architect at the University of Pretoria in 1990. Worked in SA and Namibia before moving to Leipzig and Berlin for 5 years. Completed Master of Urban Design and Human Settlement in KU Leuven, 1997 before returning to SA. With Paul Wygers established Urban Solutions, before establish LHA+Ud in 2010. He is also senior lecturer at Wits SoAP, and over the last 4 years has overseen the implementation of the 2 new universities in Kimberley and Nelspruit.