Pragasen (Gabs) Pather - Partner
BAS BArch (UCT), MIArch, PrArch (SA), SABTACO
Pragasen [Gabs] has worked on a variety of projects ranging from retail, sports, institutional, commercial and residential. He has expertise in design & documentation of large scale projects and has been intensely involved with the Cape Town Stadium and Precinct project in preparation for the FIFA 2010 Soccer World Cup. He has lectured at both UCT and CPUT and has previously served as vice-chairperson and general secretary for SABTACO - Western Cape.
Khalied Jacobs - Partner
NDip Arch (Pen Tech), BAS BArch (UCT), MArch Human Settlement (Belgium), UDISA
Khalied drives Jakupa’s urban design portfolio and has been responsible for innovations in urban design methodology and practice. Other than the wide range of development projects he has authored, Khalied has served as a consultant to UN-HABITAT as an urban planner for the Somalia Development Programme and was a senior lecturer post at UCT’s School of Architecture. He serves as an executive member of SABTACO, and is a Cape Town Partnership Board member.
BAS BArch (UCT), MIArch, PrArch (SA)
A senior architect with experience gained from an array of projects, including upmarket residential, commercial developments and retail interiors. He is involved in all stages of the design, documentation and administration of projects and all aspects, from client and consultant liaison, through to contractual issues and on-site implementation. As a problem solver, with an eye for detail, he strives for excellence in all facets of all projects.
BAS BArch (UCT), MIArch, PrArch (SA)
Sarah is a Managing Architect and fulfils an Urban Design support function. She has experience working as a project architect at various stages of projects in commercial and residential developments. She is interested in the continuing debate on how to make more inclusive urban environments, and in investigating how to implement realistic, progressive solutions to the problems of energy consumption in buildings.
BAS BA(Hons. EGS) BArch (UCT), PrArch (SA)
Alan is passionate about designing architectural environments that are innovative and environmentally appropriate, which compliment Jakupa’s policy of promoting sustainability. Alan has experience in a wide range of projects from planning stages to site administration of projects. He has been involved in medium rise offices and apartments, churches, public transport facilities, shopping centres, schools industrial labs and various levels of housing including upmarket housing.
BArch (FAUTL – Lisbon, Portugal), PrArch (SA)
Ricardo is an architect with 8 years of experience. He is currently head of the team for the design of the new Simply Asia stores nationwide. He tackles all aspects of his projects, from refurbishments to new builds and even to the design and selection of furniture. Ricardo has also been a design tutor for the BAS program at UCT.
BAS MArch(Prof) (UCT), CANT (SA)
Phumeza is a candidate architect who has recently rejoined the team after completing her Masters Degree. With two years internship experience, she has been involved in the design development and technical aspects of residential and public projects, as well as the Cape Town Stadium 2010 and most recently the current Greenpoint Athletics Stadium Major Alterations Project. Having partially studied graphic design and art direction, Phumeza has a keen interest in all facets of design.
ND Architectural Technology, BTech Applied Design (CPUT), PSAT (SA)
Sean is the longest serving architectural technologist having been with the company since January 2006. He has been responsible for the design, technical documentation and site administration of small to medium scaled projects as well as the multi-storey Public Transport Shared Services Centre in Athlone. Sean is working towards becoming an expert in building contracts.
ND Architectural Technology (CPUT), CAT (SA)
Sanele joined Jakupa in 2008 to be part of a new Jakupa architects and urban designers branch in Johannesburg. He moved back to Jakupa’s Cape Town offices in July 2010. He has an abundance of experience in small, medium and large projects ranging from upmarket houses to large housing projects built in the UK to stadiums. He plans to further his studies in Project Management.
ND Architectural Technology (CPUT)
Sadaka has recently re-joined Jakupa as an architectural technician after completing his third year Architectural Technology at CPUT. He wishes to further his studies to B-Tech level.
BAEd (Uganda), PGDip HR (UCT), MSc Project Management (UCT)
Joanita recently joined the team as a project manager/quality specialist to spearhead the implementation of the company’s quality management system and further assist in streamlining internal processes. Joanita has experience working with the project management, human resource, quality and grants management disciplines.
Vimala is the financial administrator and responsible for the book keeping functions of the company.
Janice is the voice of Jakupa and deals with the public relations and administrative component of the company. She has a background in management and sales and hopes to further her skills at Jakupa.
Gcobani (Alfred) Luzipho
Alfred is the general office assistant and helps with deliveries, printing and office maintenance. He is currently up-skilling in computer literacy.
As operation clerk, Maureen is the backbone to the smooth running of the office, ensuring it is a welcoming and hospitable working environment. She supports Janice in administrative work and assists all Jakupa members in a number of tasks.
Lauren is currently doing her internship year at Jakupa Architects. She wants to contribute to the developing sustainable future of Africa, and believes that architecture can actively participate in political and social change. She is excited to gain experience and aims to further her studies.
Matthew has recently rejoined Jakupa to gain valuable work experience before completing his Masters degree in 2014. He has a keen interest in the ecological impact of buildings and the necessity for responsible, sustainable methods of construction.