Schalk Dieter Vorster

Schalk Dieter Vorster

Manama, BH



Driven by the desire for continuous growth & career development in an innovation driven establishment, I want to secure a position where my hard work to function at my best in the field of Architecture, excellent project management skills and attention to detail in design will be an asset to your company.


Architecture 360, Manama, BH, Production Manager

Plan, direct and coordinate the operations of the organization.
Ensuring and improving the performance, productivity, efficiency and profitability of the company and organizational operations through the provision of effective methods and strategies.
Managed day-to-day client interaction.
Set and managed client expectations.
Developed lasting relationships with client personnel that foster client ties.
Communicated effectively with clients to identify needs and evaluate alternative business solutions.
Continually seek opportunities to increase customer satisfaction and deepen client relationships.
Build a knowledge base of each client's business, organization and objectives.
Create and execute project work plans and revised as appropriate to meet changing needs and requirements

Jan 2012 - current

Self Employed- Contract Work, Johannesburg, ZA, Architectural Designer & Project Manager

Site preparation to building completion, oversee all elements of the design and construction processes, which included developing, organizing and reviewing building plans.

Preparing construction contracts for general contractors.
Took part in interviewing and hiring contractors for proposed projects.
Include a cost estimate based on equipment, materials and labor requirements.
Ensured that construction projects meet environmental, safety, structural, zoning and aesthetic standards. Determine and schedule different stages of the building process according to client needs.
Monitor progress and ascertain whether phases of the construction process are in compliance with building plans and project deadlines.

Provide additional services for expansion and relocation projects technical architectural work in the design and development of plans for alterations and repairs.

Responsible for designing, planning, and drafting detailed specifications for alterations and repair projects to existing buildings or new building construction projects.

Sep 2010 - Dec 2011

MEA Architects, Johannesburg, ZA, Architectural Intern & Junior Project Management

Support associates responsible for project administration and support. Under the direction of the program manager or project director.
Oversee the completion of project tasks and monitor adherence to perpetual project management process standards.
Follow up on open items and track issues.
Apply knowledge of the best practices for project administration to their key duties, including resource allocation, task planning and progress reporting.

Assist with creating reports and presentations using a variety of office productivity tools.
Aim to improve project administration processes by identifying inefficiencies and recommending solutions.

Feb 2010 - Aug 2010

TC Design Architects, Johannesburg, ZA, Architectural Intern & Junior Project Management

Provided architectural support to the lead architect in the design, selection, coordination, and detailing of architectural materials and systems.

Monitor work efforts, assign resources, delegate tasks and report progress to senior managers and various stakeholders.

Apr 2009 - Oct 2009


May 2012 - Aug 2012

University of Johannesburg, Johannesburg, ZA, Bachelors, Architecture


Computer-Aided Draughting 3
Survey and Landscaping 3
Construction and Detailing 3
Principles of Architectural
Design 3
Building Services 3
Office Practice 3
Studio Work 3


Architectural Practice 2
Construction and Detailing 2
Studio Work 2
Practical Studies 2


Applied Building Science 1
Communication 1
Presentation 1
Computer Applications 1
Construction and Detailing 1
History and Appreciation of Architecture 1
Studio Work 1

Jan 2008 - Dec 2011

Inscape Design College, Johannesburg, ZA, Architectural Draughting

Jan 2007 - Dec 2007

Helpmekaar College, Johannesburg, ZA, High School, Senior/Matric Certificate (IEB)

Jan 2001 - Dec 2005

Areas of Specialization