Make Architects + Interior Studio

A design practice that focuses on delivering quality service and building personal relationships. Make Architects is a creative practice, specialising in both architecture, retail and interior design.

We have a wide spectrum of expertise ranging from conceptual exploration, technical resolution to construction administration, creating a harmonious process and marriage between architecture and interiors.

Partners

Lauren Bolus

Lauren’s passion for detailed design started with three years working as an architect in London. She has successfully completed a wide range of projects since founding Make Architects in 2011. Her energy and enthusiasm inspires many a team of architects and interior designers to achieving the architectural excellence in all the projects they undertake.

Her expertise lies in conceptual design and design development and has a keen eye for interior finishes and detailing.

One of the defining experiences of working with Lauren is her ability to see through projects from concept to completion, without ever compromising the highest design standards.


Dennis Fabian

With over 40 years’ of experience in delivering buildings beyond Clients’ expectations, Dennis is well-placed to lead a team that can produce an Iconic new building for Cape Town. His enthusiasm for making and keeping projects feasible and his experience in raising funds for community projects has been invaluable.

As Founding Partner of Fabian Architects, he has been able to remain engaged with Clients throughout projects and has journeyed beyond the end of projects with many clients over the decades. Under his leadership, Fabian Architects has developed the expertise and experience to carry out the full range of professional services from concept design through design development, production documentation and project management in all fields of the built environment.

Dennis has been involved with the construction of important public buildings in Cape Town, such as the Two Oceans Aquarium, the South African Jewish Museum and the Christiaan Barnard Netcare Hospital. Dennis has sat on numerous boards of private and public companies in non-executive function. He has also served as a guest lecturer at the UCT School of Architecture.


Andries Samuel

Generating design concepts from Public spaces and Community identity has always fascinated Andries. He accepts that all dynamic Public Places contain many layers of tensions and erasures. This “palimpsest” of historical and social imprints can be recaptured and integrated in new buildings and structures – as has already been demonstrated in Cape Town with recent projects.

Andries is enthusiastic about incorporating many streams of input into a design. He is able to rationalize equivalencies among various parameters in order to make them into a containable narrative and allow for their functional expression. Andries is also able to maintain an overall viewpoint that maintains Client and Design goals in the face of challenging and unpredictable processes. He has thorough experience of the City off Cape Town’s Land Use Management processes and in supporting Town Planning applications.

Finally, he is always careful to base design and detailing on authentic material and procurement practices in order to ensure delivery to satisfied Clients.

Associates

Mark Claypole

Marius van Lonkhuyzen

Paul Martin

Ruvimbo Moyo-Majapa

Kurvin Virahsawmy

Architectural Team

Brett Ho

Derek van Sittert

Gareth Jones

Grant Tobin

Helen Coetsee

Kobus Wilken

Lionel Lawrence

Riedwaan Salie

Stephen CHrystal

Zek Qoboshiyane

Administration Team

Nadia Hendricks

Paulinah Banda

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