About BVDW

Founded in 2000 by Dave Barnes and Chris van der Walt. They are both highly experienced architects and the force behind a powerful, yet adaptable Architectural Practice that bases itself on changing times where speed of adaptability and quick decisive thinking are the keys to success.

With over 60 years of combined experience, the practice is rich in commercial architectural skills, new ideas, thoughts and enthusiasm, yet has the stability that is drawn from experience and understanding gained from previous Practice.

We are registered with the South African Institute of Architects, South African Council for the Architectural Profession as well as the Pretoria Institute of Architecture.

What we do

Our practice undertakes a wide scope of architectural work including:

Retail Developments

We build the ultimate shopping experience

Commercial Developments

We design buildings that define skylines

Residential Developments

Discover your new home

Dealership Developments

The right environment lets you be successful

Game Lodge Developments

Creating highly attractive environments


Taking your developments to new heights

What makes BVDW different?

By combining expertise and resource networking, we are able to provide clients with a lean, dedicated and efficient service ensuring that this encompasses the practice ethos:

Personal Relationship

To ensure absolute contentment prior, during and at completion of the project.

Partner Commitment

Partner commitment and involvement throughout the building process.

Design Solutions

Innovative solutions, practical solutions and commercial understanding.

Comprehensive Documentation

Thorough, pro-active contract administration and timeous CAD based contract documentation.

Projects On Time

A high standard of presentation and marketing material.

Projects Within Budget

Interest in the client’s investment after completion of construction.

Meet the dynamic team

Meet the people who make it happen

+27(0)82 511 8254

Chris van der Walt

Director / Architect

+27(0)82 467 0438

Dave Barnes

Director / Architect


Lucille Vos

PA & Administration


Christiaan van der Walt

Architectural Technologist


Jan Minne

Network - Senior Architectural Technologist


Phillip van Staden

Network - Senior Architectural Technologist


Neels Bodenstein

Quality Control - Building Site

Some of our recent work

Some of our clients

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Feel free to get in touch with us if you have a new development

Drop us a line

Our address

516 Bridgefield Estate
75 Leander Road
Bronberg x10 (Olympus)
South Africa