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Friday 4th December, 2020

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


Made for Young Architects by David Alexander Young 2005-2020. Programme updated 4th May, 2018, 10:35