Meet the Team

Donovan Hanekom Donovan studied Architectural Technology at CPUT and qualified with a B Tech Degree in Applied Design. He is registered with SACAP as a Professional Senior Architectural Technologist. He is also registered with SAIAT. Donovan has 16 years’ experience in Architecture. He fulfils the role of Practice Principal. He is responsible for all concept designs and is involved during the entire process – liaising directly with the clients from inception to completion of the project.



Donovan strives to continuously expand his architectural knowledge and has successfully completed a number of online courses including:

  • The Architectural Imagination – Harvard University
  • A Global History of Architecture – MIT
  • Modern Building Design – University of Bath
  • Sustainable Urban Environments – Trinity College

Brendan McDonald Brendan has been with DH Architecture since 2007. He has 13 years’ experience in the construction industry. He is originally from an accounting background. Brendan fulfils the role of Construction Project Manager. He liaises with the client, contractor, other professionals, sub-contractors and suppliers during the build. He assists the client during the tender process, as well as assist with the budget during the entire building process. He is the link between the client and the contractor.

Bernice Boshoff Bernice has been with DH Architecture since 2012. She fulfils the role of Senior Architectural Draughtsperson. She prepares computer sketch plans, council submission drawings as well as detail drawings required during the working drawing phase. Bernice liaises with the Structural Engineer and other professionals during the project.

Shireen Joubert Shireen has been with DH Architecture since 2014. She comes from an interior design background. She specializes in detail drawings such as electrical layouts, bathroom layouts, tile layouts and other detail drawings required during the working drawing phase.