David Alexander Young

Year of birth





Bachelor of Architecture, 1976

Architect in training, South Africa, 1977

Registered architect, South Africa, 1978-2015

Member of Institute of South African Architects, 1978

Full member of Botswana Institute of Development Professions, 1979

Registered architect, Botswana 2016


Matriculated at Selborne College, East London, South Africa, in 1967

Past Chairman, Botswana Institute of Development Professions

Past Chairman, BIDP Architecture & Town Planning Institute

Commodore, Gaborone Yacht Club: 1983 and 1984

Chair of National Certificate Architectural Draughting examination board, 1996-2006

Private Pilot license:Kalahari Flying School 1997

Observer: UIA/UNESCO Workgroup on Cultural and Educational Spaces

Member of the BOTEC curriculum advisory committee for construction



Established this practice on 1/7/84: Sole partner, with one associate in South Africa. Worked on:

Supplementary supervision on 30 townhouses for Botswana Insurance Company; Contract administration for 2 new and 2 expanding CJS schools and Kang Brigade expansion; Coordinated contract administration at 3 Brigades expansions

Surveys and basic site plans for secondary schools in phases 5-11 for Boipelego Education Project Unit, Ministry of Education; Control and production of 77 surveys and as-built site plans and reports of CJS schools for Boipelego Education Project Unit, Ministry of Education; Site survey for Moeding College, Otse, Led survey and record drawings exercise for Legae Primary School; Arranged surveys and site plans for 14 Brigades expansions

Design checks and supplementary supervision for 50 townhouses for Botswana Insurance Company

Designed, documented & administered contracts for new houses for Dr J Horneman, Ms P Chebani, Ms MT O'Connell Mokolodi & Ikati Elibomvu (Pty) Ltd; new Gaborone Yacht Club; house alterations for US Embassy, CMS Enterprises, Metsi a a Itshekeleng, Hopkins Economic Consulting, Mr M Angamia, Ms V Hamilton, Ms MT O'Connell, Ms K O'Connell and Botswana Insurance; Industrial building plot 6406 for BIC; Alterations to Jay Tee Butchery, Progress House; New Preentry Science blocks for University of Botswana

Completed design, documented & administered contracts for alterations & additions to Palapye Health Centre for Department of Architectural and Building Services; New house for Tsholofelo Investments; BIAC auditorium

Designed: Surveys & Lands extensions, Gaborone; Outline design of Chobe House, plot 17984, Broadhurst Mall; Shop & offices for Mrs Tafa, Gabwest Mall; UB Pre-entry Science refitting of campus block 205; House alterations for Ms Sedimo; Alterations to two houses for Ms V Hamilton; New & renovated filling stations for Caltex, new filling station for Esso; industrial redevelopments for Botswana Insurance and Seaq Developments; Initial proposals for renovation of old dining hall & student union for UB, Gaborone; New houses for Warren/Meehan Notwane, Sher house Mokolodi; Dr 0 Selolwane, U O"Connell Trust; Alterations to Nkani house

Documentation & contract administration of: Broadhurst magistrates' courts; Alterations & additions to Ellerines & Town Talk shops for Angamia Investments; Alterations & additions to Okavango CJSS, Gumare; School of Industries, Molepolole, for Department of Architectural and Building Services; Rural Administration Centre, Mahalapye, for Department of Architectural and Building Services; Coordinated standard building documentation for Brigades expansion project, and coordinated documentation and tenders for 14 Brigades expansions for DVET

Design & contract administration of: Alterations & additions to Lentswe II CJSS, Mochudi, for Boipelego Education Project Unit; Alterations & refitting at BI House for Botswana Life

Helped prepare application for Botswana Insurance Company for acquiring plot 8843, Gaborone; Scheme to accompany application for head office plot for Botswana Development Corporation; Redevelopment scheme for Lobatse Brewery for William Lee Associates

Prepared supplementary specification data & drawings for tender purposes and inspected furniture samples for Department of Supplies

Built models of National Stadium for Stewart Scott & Partners; Factory for Hanoya Construction

Designed & documented liquor distribution depots in Palapye & Lobatse, new head office for BMB and BPC head office extensions for William Lee Associates; House alterations for M Angamia; Botswana Institute of Administration & Commerce new cafeteria and hostels for Department of Architectural and Building Services

Worked on new east campus development design, documentation and contract administration for Botswana Polytechnic; Coordinated surveys and design of Alterations and additions to Technical College, Selebi-Phikwe for Directorate of Building and Engineering Services

Part of review panel for architectural competition for new Parastal premises, Gaborone


Worked for Anderson & Anderson, Gaborone

Various commercial, industrial, institutional & residential projects including original UB Pre-entry Science block; Campus plan review for University of Botswana; Lobatse Mental Hospital extensions; Health Education Unit


Worked for Anderson & Anderson, Harare, Zimbabwe

Documentation and coordination of working drawings of Avenues Clinic private hospital


Worked for Anderson & Anderson, Gaborone

Contract administration on YWCA and National Health Institute


Official architect in Dept of Works, Mafeking, SA: Buildings budget was:

1977/8 R400 000

1978/9 R4 500 000

1979/0 R14 000 000


Maurice Dibb, Durban, SA

Documentation of housing department flats, Durban

1974-10 months

Edgington Spink & Hyne, Windsor, England

Building surveys, Design of residences new/altered, Project documentation;


Jose Forjaz, Mbabane, Swaziland

Vacation employment


Practical year

Have worked in Botswana, South Africa, England & Zimbabwe

David Alexander Young, 2021