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David Young

David Alexander Young

Year of birth


Bachelor of Architecture, 1976
Architect in training, South Africa, 1977
Registered architect, South Africa, 1978-2010
Member of Institute of South African Architects, 1978-1995
Full member of Botswana Institute of Development Professions, 1979

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

Surveys and basic site plans for secondary schools in phases 5-11 for Boipelego EPU, Ministry of Education; Control and production of 77 surveys and as-built site plans and reports of CJS schools for Boipelego EPU, Ministry of Education

Design checks and supplementary supervision for 40 townhouses for Botswana Insurance Company

Design, documentation and architectural supervision of office refurbishments and additions for Debswana Diamond Company, Gaborone. Coordination, design and documentation of architectural blocks and elements for the Orapa Workshop Project for G4 Consulting Engineers

Designed, documented & administered contracts for new houses for Dr J Horneman & 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 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 DABS; 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; BIAC cafeteria and hostels; New houses for Warren/Meehan Notwane, Sher house Mokolodi; Dr O 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 DABS; Rural Administration Centre, Mahalapye, for DABS

Design & contract administration of: Alterations & additions to Lentswe II CJSS, Mochudi, for BEPU; 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 office plot for BDC; 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 and 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 lecture theatre for DABS
Worked on new east campus development design, documentation and contract administration for Botswana Polytechnic

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
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
Half year

Edgington Spink & Hyne, Windsor, England
Practical year

Jose Forjaz, Mbabane, Swaziland
Vacation employment

Have worked in
Botswana, South Africa, England & Zimbabwe

Keabetswe Nthekela

K E A B E T S W E K. M A B O T E
Curriculum Vitae

PERSONAL DETAILS___________________________________

Name: Keabetswe Karen Mabote
Sex: Female
Licensed driver


Assistant Architect Debswana Diamond Mine Orapa Workshop Project
Design Assistant Architect for Debswana Diamond Mine Headquarters Renovation
Design team for Cape Town Station Revamp

EDUCATION & QUALIFICATIONS____________________________
2010 Master of Architecture (Prof.) - University of the Witwatersrand
2009 Bachelor of Architectural Studies Honours University of the Witwatersrand
2008 Internship at Makeka Design Laboratory
2005 - 2007 Bachelor of Architectural Studies University of Cape Town

ACADEMIC PUBLICATIONS AND PAPERS____________________________________
Mabote, K .K (2010) - Trans-programming the student, the university and the community: an architectural response to changing social structures and systems in universities through negotiating boundaries
AWARDS RECEIVED__________________________________
2009: Won Scholarship to complete my Master of Architecture (Prof.)
2007: Won a Competition for Best Design of a Bus Stop in 3rd year held by Second Harvest, Cape - town
2004: Best Art Student Award, Abbotts College

SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES______________________________

Computer Programs; AutoCAD, Cadam, Sketch-up, V-ray, Photoshop, In-design, LibreOffice, Microsoft Office, Archicad
Project management and supervision
Communication and interpersonal skills

WORK EXPERIENCE________________________________

August 2011- To Date: Architect –Young Architects
Debswana Diamond Company Orapa Mine Workshops and Office Construction, Debswana Diamond Company Campus Consolidation, Selibe Phikwe Technical College Renovation, MANCOSA New College Facility , Various Residential Projects, Legae Primary School Office Extension

May 2011 - July 2011: Intern Architect- Clear Water Consultant ( assigned by the national internship program)
Gaumakwe Residence (Gaborone North, Tshidi’s Lodge Renovation (Mahalapye), Northring Gateway Housing Development Project

March - April 2011: Freelance Candidate Architect- Mpho Matsipa
Stoned Cherrie Design Hub

January-December 2008: Student Architect - Makeka Design Laboratory (South Africa)
Cape Town Station, Public Transport Shared Services Centre, ORDOS House, Design Indaba

June - July 2007: Student Intern Architect - Makeka Design Laboratory (South Africa)

June - July 2006: Student Attachment - Tectura International Architects (Botswana)


Oil Painting
Empowering individuals/ Giving back


Made for Young Architects by David Alexander Young 2005-2018. Programme updated 5th October, 2017, 11:48