about us

Meet Debbie & Bryan Wintermeyer.

about us

Meet Debbie & Bryan Wintermeyer.

Debbie graduated from Nelson Mandela University (NMU) in Port Elizabeth in 2004 and has worked in a variety of offices. She has now settled and happy to be part of The Workplace in its current format.

She has an experience in working in larger projects, often in large groups of role players. This started early in her career with her involvement in some key projects in our city from 2003 to 2006, including Convention Centres, a giant statue and urban development frameworks. This was undertaken while at NOH Architects.

With this experience early on in her career, Debbie has become skilled in taking on big projects, in creating and in being part of a larger project. This has developed skills in  problem solving, negotiating, organizing and  an ability to attend to the detail with an eye on the overall view.

Bryan also graduated from NMU (1999) and has also had the great opportunity to work in a wide range of offices and work. Bryan has taken on a wide range of disparate smaller projects with enthusiasm since completing his studies.

He remembers fondly his time with Nicholas Lacey and Partners in London and the experiments with shipping containers (see Container City) as well as his time with NOH Architects in Port Elizabeth. The time at NOH Architects and the people and experiences will remain with him for life.

Later on and with some gentle persuasion, Bryan became interested and active in “heritage” issues. He is currently active in heritage issues and the many divergent issues that emerge from this.  

Bryan also graduated from NMU (1999) and has also had the great opportunity to work in a wide range of offices and work. Bryan has taken on a wide range of disparate smaller projects with enthusiasm since completing his studies.

He remembers fondly his time with Nicholas Lacey and Partners in London and the experiments with shipping containers (see Container City) as well as his time with NOH Architects in Port Elizabeth. The time at NOH Architects and the people and experiences will remain with him for life.

Later on, Bryan became interested and active in “heritage” issues. He is currently active in heritage issues and the many divergent matters that emerge from this.  

Debbie and Bryan have worked together from the start of their careers and intend to end their careers together.

They are both ambitious and forward-thinking individuals who teamed up early in their careers and remain working together until today. They regard themselves specifically as entrepreneurs and as  creators ( in the widest sense) , and hope to be  meaningful contributors to society.

They both believe that there is more to architecture than just  the abstract notions of design and are both very aware and interested in all the other parts of traditional architecture. This has realised itself recently and practically in better understanding project and construction management, the decisions that need to be made in commercial development and in product development.

As a team and as a company, they are committed to contributing to the bigger picture and designing with purpose.

They are both ambitious and forward-thinking individuals who make a  team started in 2003 and that remains until today. They regard themselves specifically as entrepreneurs and as  creators ( in the widest sense) , and hope to be  meaningful contributors to society.

They both believe that there is more to architecture than just  the abstract notions of design and are both very aware and interested in all the other parts of traditional architecture. This has realised itself recently and practically in better understanding project and construction management, the decisions that need to be made in commercial development and in product development.

As a team and as a company, they are committed to contributing to the bigger picture and designing with purpose.

They achieve this by collaborating and linking up with the right people, fostering diversity and difference, in order to do meaningful work together. Their commitment is to deliver value to each and every person on each and every project. This is not to say that collaboration (or the many other ways that parties work together) is easy or even preferable. Many, if not most, of The Workplace engagements involve others. It often involves other significant parties, other designers, or a larger team of role players. In this, they are appreciative of long-standing collaborations and those other parties that have chosen to team up with them such as engineers, town planners, consultants and designers.

The Workplace is the perfect environment for  spaces and objects with a difference. It is well suited for those projects that are special and ‘difficult’’. They take on work that is challenging and rewarding, putting care and passion into what they do.

They achieve this by collaborating and linking up with the right people, fostering diversity and difference, in order to do meaningful work together. Their commitment is to deliver value to each and every person on each and every project. This is not to say that collaboration (or the many other ways that parties work together) is easy or even preferable. Many, if not most, of The Workplace engagements involve others. It often involves other significant parties, other designers, or a larger team of role players. In this, they are appreciative of long standing collaborations and those other parties that have chosen to team up with them.

The Workplace is the perfect environment for  spaces and objects with a difference. It is well suited for those projects that are special and ‘difficult’’. They take on work that is challenging and rewarding, putting care and passion into what they do.

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