Expertise & Resources

Experience

Through working on a series of diverse projects, NM & Associates has developed a detailed knowledge of procedural planning processes, urban space making, and a breadth of experience in spatial development strategies and frameworks. The practise has over the years gained considerable specific experience in the following:

Airport planning

NM & Associates has worked on seven airports throughout the country including Cape Town International Airport where it has been supporting ACSA to enable and facilitate its property management, master planning and airside and landside developments since 1996.

Land Restitution projects

NM & Associates have worked on several land restitution projects for different communities across the Western Cape, the most significant being District Six.  

Integrated Public Transport Network planning

NM & Associates have been involved from the early days in the planning of urban corridors and public transport systems that support more viable urban settlements. They have worked in large professional teams on complex land use modelling exercises, bus and Non-Motorised Transport (NMT) network identification and infrastructure design projects. The practise has delivered public transport interchanges and NMT facilities under the leadership of the architectural team.

Social, Educational and Health related Infrastructure planning and design

NM & Associates have been the lead architects on a number of key public facilities and institutions in Cape Town (such as the District Six Community Health Centre) where their concern for the wellbeing of local communities and future user-groups has informed their considered design responses to challenging spatial and political contexts. Special care has been given in all the architectural assignments to the public domain and the interface between the site and the public spatial realm.

The company works mainly in the Cape Metropolitan Area and Western Cape, however NM & Associates have also done work in other provinces including Gauteng, Eastern Cape, Northern Cape and Free State. The company has also undertaken work in Brazzaville, Republic of Congo.  Our work includes commissions from local government, provincial government, national government, the private and NGO sectors.

Resources

As an established practice, NM & Associates have invested in all the necessary software required to run an efficient and professional planning and design practice. We have a number of resources at our disposal including those indicated in the table below.

Name of Package Description and purpose
MS Office Word, Excel, Power Point and Publisher for compilation of reports
Auto CAD LT 2017 Draughting package for planning and design analysis and drawing
Arc GIS 10.2 For reviewing and undertaking spatial analysis
Adobe Creative Suite Photoshop, Illustrator, In-Design for production of graphic material and professional desktop publishing
Sketchup Pro and Make 3D modelling tool

 

Company affiliations

The South African Institute of Architects logo

The South African Institute of Architects (SAIA)

Green Building Council South Africa logo

Green Building Council South Africa (GBCSA)