We provide a comprehensive architectural service by meticulously attending to all the architectural requirements involved in a building project. In order to co-ordinate all the conditions that converge on a project’s requirements, we always recommend to clients that the practice is appointed on the basis of a full architectural service as principal architect and principal agent so that the project’s design may be conceived , developed and implemented by ourselves ensuring absolute continuity resulting in the successful realization of the client’s original design brief.
Christian Gottschalk, the principal architect and owner, directs and personally handles all matters relating to the professional architectural services offered. This means that he is fully involved in the entire architectural process of the project that will include (amongst other things) design brief establishment, concept design and development, technical development, detailed technical refinements, tendering the project to building contractors and executing all the responsibilities of the architect and principal agent as set out in the building contract ensuring proper administration throughout the construction phase of the project. This also ensures the proper execution of the architectural project to meet the client’s requirements. We also direct the co-ordination of any work that may be required to be provided by other professional disciplines such as quantity surveying, structural, civil, electrical and mechanical engineering.
Christian Gottschalk is the principal and owner of the practice. 25 years of professional practice experience enables him to offer clients a high level of expertise and design knowhow. He graduated from the University of the Witwatersrand in 1991, and has worked at select list of architectural practices being Stauch Voster from 1991 to 1993, Alfio Torrisi Architects from 1993 to 2000; reaching associated level, Watermeyer Mason Architects from 2000 to 2001 and finally Atelier and Associates from 2001 to 2011, reaching partner status in 2005. He established Green Evolution Architecture in August 2011, with the desire to create a practice that serves its clients with professional excellence, while executing contemporary architecture that is relevant to the South African context.
In order to achieve this goal, the practice approaches each project with the principal being the lead throughout the architectural design, technical development and project administration process. This ensures continuity of design, cost control, technical development and contractual administration.
The practice associates itself with a team of senior design architects on a regular basis, dependant on the size and complexity of a project. This enables the practice to engage with the appropriately skilled and experienced individuals that best suit a particular type of project.
The practice associates itself on a regular basis with a dedicated team of senior technical architects on a project by project basis. This affords the practice flexibility in assembling the appropriate team for specific types of projects.
All associated design and technical architects are employed directly by Green Evolution Architecture on a project by project basis.
We feel that all clients deserve nothing less than to be provided the full architectural services as laid out in the professional service work stages published by the South African Council for the Architectural Profession (SACAP). Our practice follows this principle and offers the full and professional services required by SACAP.
Prepare an initial design concept and advise the client on the following:
GAUTENG INSTITUTE FOR ARCHITECTS
INSTITUTE OF SOUTH AFRICAN ARCHITECTS
(SAIA REG NO. 8596.
PRACTICE NO. PG4804)
SOUTH AFRICAN COUNCIL FOR THE ARCHITECTURAL
PROFESSION (SACAP REG NO. 6168)