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WINTERMEYER, Bryan Peter Johann

Born: 1975 01 20


BA Building 1995 (NMMU); BArch, Cum Laude, 1998 (NMMU); MArch 2004 (NMMU)

Bryan Wintermeyer studied architecture at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University in Port Elizabeth. While a student he did an urban design for the redevelopment of Mathew Goniwe hostel complex. This project was awarded Best Student Project and entered into RIBA International Student Award Competitions. His thesis project involving the redevelopment of Red Location, New Brighton was awarded second place and was on the top ten projects for an open nation competition. A project involving development for a new hotel for Port Elizabeth earned second place in a national student competition. He ended with being awarded final year student of the year.

He moved to Johannesburg and was assistant architect for MAB ASSOCIATES CONSULTING ARCHITECTS CC. While there he was involved in projects which included the design and building two warehouses, additions and alterations to private houses, additions to an historic house, interior design for an office building, proposal for an office park, proposal for a cluster house development, proposal for a small shopping complex. Responsibilities included all aspects of an architect's office, including meeting with clients to define the brief, sketch plan and detailed drawings, coordinating works with other consultants and construction supervision.

Moving to England in 1999 he worked for Alan Rosenberg Architects in London as Assistant Architect. He worked on design and building alterations and additions to private houses, production sketch plans and detailed design drawing and coordinating works with other consultants.

Bryan then joined Nicolas Lacey and Partners in London as Assistant Architect in August 2000. Projects included Pedestrian bridges, completion entry for the National Opera House Finland, artist studio's (called Container City) made from shipping containers, published in various newspapers and magazines including Architectural Journal, design and building alterations and additions to private houses and general repair work barges on River Thames.

A project that Bryan worked on for a large portion of the time was Container City, An innovative heritage and art space project on the north bank of the Thames River, London, UK. Responsibilities included Work covered all aspects of an architect's office including meeting with clients, drawing and construction supervision, setting up and running of a computer network office, setting up of office drawing system and assistance in day to day running of a small office.

Returning to South Africa in 2002 he joined NGONYAMA OKPANUM HEWITT-COLEMAN (NOH) in February. At the same time he joined Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University in Port Elizabeth as a part time third year design lecturer, a position which he held until 2008.

Projects which Bryan was involved in while with NGONYAMA OKPANUM HEWITT-COLEMAN were the Bayworld Upgrade, this proposal involved wide ranging proposals for the upgrade of the Bayworld Complex. The Kwanobuhle Youth Services Centre. Work on the consultant team that investigated the feasibility and preliminary design options for an International Convention Centre (ICC) for the Metro. NMMU Missionvale Campus masterplan, this included assisting in the design of a masterplan for the NMMU Missionvale Campus.

While with NOH Bryan's esponsibilities included running projects, client liaison, strategic planning of projects, project design, conceptualization, setting up time management systems, day to day running of the drawing office and setting up filing system. Promoted to Associate at NOH Architects in December 2005.

In 2005 Bryan, together with Debbie WINTERMEYER started THE WORKPLACE ARCHITECTS.

Bryan is registered with the South African Council for the for the Architectural Profession (SACAP) and the South African Institute of Architects (SAIA). He is also Registered as a Project Manager with the South African Council for the Project and Construction Management Professions (SACPCMP).

With a keen interest in heritage Bryan is busy with his M Phil - Conservation of the Built Environment in 2014. He is registered with the Association of Professional Heritage Practitioners (APHP) and is chair person and trustee of the Mandela Bay Heritage Trust (MBHT). A Trustee of Bayworld Museum, Aquarium and Snake Park. Chair person of the Advisory Board of 7 Castle Hill Museum.

Bryan Wintermeyer has supplied this Artefacts website with many heritage photographs of Port Elizabeth.


Wintermeyer, Bryan. 2006. How to house, Procurement in Port Elizabeth. Architecture SA