MDA Architects Personnel

Duncan B. Angus

Duncan B. Angus

Director and Principal Agent in our Port Elizabeth office
Kirsty M. King

Kirsty M. King

Interior Designer and Leads our Interior Design Office.
Philip J. Dalgleish

Philip J. Dalgleish

Director and Lead Architect in our Mthatha office.
Anele Ngedle

Anele Ngedle

Receptionist in the Mthatha office
Dane Doherty-Bigara

Dane Doherty-Bigara

Senior Architectural Technologist in our Port Elizabeth office.
Leanne de Beer

Leanne de Beer

Administration Manager and is based in the Port Elizabeth office.
Anele (Ace) Albert Ntwashu

Anele (Ace) Albert Ntwashu

Architectural Technician in our Mthatha office.
Michael Sutton

Michael Sutton

Senior Architectural Technician in our Mthatha office
Zolelwa Ntshinka

Zolelwa Ntshinka

Assisting with administration, preparing meeting schedules and running errands.

Personnel Biographies

Duncan B. Angus

Duncan Brian Angus graduated from the University of Natal with a B.Arch degree in 1980. After working in Johannesburg for 5 years he joined Smale + Partners Inc in 1986.

He was appointed Director of Smale + Partners in 1989 and assumed the role of Mthatha Office Manager in 1991.

He has gained extensive experience in all aspects of Architectural design, planning, project management, project administration, and office management.

In 2005 Duncan, together with Pat formed MDA Architects. Over the years the company has grown from strength to strength and has completed numerous successful projects.

Tertiary Education

University of Natal: B. Arch: 1980

Design thesis for the degree: Bachelor of Architecture was a Magistrates Court Complex

Career History

1981 – 1985: Various firms in Johannesburg and Pretoria in the Architectural Field

1986 – 1988: Smale + Partners Inc. : Design and documentation of numerous projects

1989 – 2005: Smale + Partners Inc. : Director, Managing Mthatha office

July 2005: Established MDA Architects (Mbalo Dalgleish & Angus Architects)

Key Experience

Project Management

Assuming responsibility of Principal Agent

Building design and detailing

Financial planning and viability studies

Office Management

Kirsty M. King

Kirsty King (nee Crowe) graduated from Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University in 2006 with a Bachelors Degree in Interior Design.

She joined MDA Architects in December 2006 after completing her studies.

Tertiary Education

Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University : National Diploma Interior Design: 2005

Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University : B. Tech in Interior Design: 2006

Career History

Dec 2006 – current : MDA Architects cc

As required: Part-Time Employer : Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University – Moderator for Interior Design

Key Experience

Interior Design

3d Presentations

Internal layouts & furniture design

Colour co-ordination

Architectural drafting, detailing and design

Municipal drawings

Project management

Interior design and space planning

Philip J. Dalgleish

Philip Dalgleish graduated from the University of Port Elizabeth with a B. Arch degree in 2000.

He joined of Smale + Partners Inc. in 2001. After serving 2 years he accepted an Internship Architect position in America. After completing his Internship he returned to Smale + Partners (in 2004) to manage the Mthatha office.

In 2005 Philip joined Duncan and together they started DA Architectural Designs, which later become MDA Architects.

He has gained 10+years of experience both locally and abroad, in all aspects of architectural design, planning, project management, project administration and office management.

Tertiary Education

University of Port Elizabeth: B. Build: 1998

University of Port Elizabeth: B. Arch: 2000

Career History

2001 – 2003: Smale + Partners Inc. : Junior Architect

2003 – 2004: Olson & Associates : Internship Architect, Boise Idaho, USA

2004 – 2005: Smale + Partners Inc. : Architect & Project Manager

July 2005: Established MDA Architects cc (Mbalo Dalgleish & Angus Architects)

Key Experience

Architectural Design

Project Management

Architectural Drawings and Detail Design

Office Management

Dane Doherty-Bigara

Dane graduated from Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University in 2011 with a B-Tech Degree in Architectural Technology. He has been working as a student and gaining in valuable experience with MDA Architects since 1998 and joined our team permanently at the beginning of 2012.

Tertiary Education

Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University: N. Dip: 2010

Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University: B-Tech: 2011

Career History

2008 – 2009: MDA Architects Architects : Student Technologist

2010: MDA Architects Architects : Junior Architectural Technician

2012 – Present: MDA Architects: Senior Architectural Technician

Key Experience

Working and Municipal Drawings

Graphic and 3D Presentations

Leanne de Beer

Leanne was born and raised in Mthatha, Eastern Cape. She has been with MDA Architects since its inception in 2005.

Tertiary Education

Damelin: Practical Accounting Diploma: 1993

Career History

1992 – 1993: KPMG Aiken and Peat: Secretary
1993 – 1996: Haines Palmer and Van Heukelum Land Surveyors / IDC Architects: Secretary/Bookeeper
1997: Osmond Lang Architects: Secretary/Bookkeeper
1997 – 1998: Herrington House: Admin/Bookkeeper/Assistant caterer
1998 – 2000: Self Employed: Bookkeeper/Printing Business
2000 – 2005: Smale + partners Inc: Office Admin/Bookkeeper
2005 – Present: MDA Architects: Admin Manager

Key Experience

Day to day office administration and management
Cash Flows, debtors and creditors
Data base registrations
Tender Documentation

Anele (Ace) Albert Ntwashu

Ace graduated from NMMU in 2006 with a National Diploma in Architectural Technology. Since graduating he has worked at various Architectural firms in the Eastern Cape and Joined MDA Architects at the beginning of 2012.

Tertiary Education

Certificate in Basic House Plan Draughting

Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University: N. Dip: 2006

Career History

2005: Gavin McLachlen Architects : Student Technologist

2006 – 2007: Harlech-Jones Architects : Architectural Technologist

2007 -2010: Imbono FJA Architects: Architectural Technologist

2011: BNM Architects: Architectural Technologist

2012: MDA Architects: Architectural Technologist

Key Experience

Working and Municipal Drawings

Site Inspections

Graphic and 3D Presentations

General Office Admin

Anele Ngedle

Anele was raised in Lusikisi in the Eastern Cape. She joined our team in 2007 and plays an integral part in the day to day running of the Mthatha office.

Tertiary Education

KSD FET College: Human Resources Management N5 Certificate: 2005

Career History

2006: Info tech Resource Centre: Typist
2007 – Present: MDA Architects: Receptionist

Key Experience

Day to day office admin and receptionist

Michael Sutton

Michael has a certificate in High technology Project Engineering draughting and has 16+ years of experience in the architectural profession.

Tertiary Education

East London Technical College

Academy of Draughting

Career History

1995 – 1996: Steel Studio : Drawing Office Manager
1996 – 2004: TCN Architects : Drawing Office Manager
2004 – 2005: Osmand Lang Architects : Drawing Office Manager
2005 – 2006: Ikhamva Architects : Drawing Office Manager
2006 – 2009: TCN Architects : Drawing Office Manager
2009 – 2011: Self Employed. : Draughtsman
2012 – present: MDA Architects : Senior Architectural Technician

Key Experience

Building Design and Documentation
Site Supervision
Office Management
Project Management

Zolelwa Ntshinka

Zola was raised in Engcobo in the Eastern Cape. She joined our team in 2007 and has become in integral part of the support staff at MDA Architects.

Zola is the jack of all trades in the Mthatha office.

From keeping the office clean and organised to assisting Anele with administration, preparing meeting schedules and running errands.