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Stefan is a Professional Landscape Architect with more than 10 years’ experience and has a vibrant approach to project conceptualisation, landscape design, environmental planning and problem solving. He is passionate about understanding the numerous layers of the landscape. Extracting and interpreting from these layers are the key informants to his design solutions. 

“We strive to design habitats and people orientated spaces that are connected and integrated with the natural and cultural context. I always draw my inspiration from the subtle interactions between the natural-, cultural-, historical- and social environment that shapes, develops and sustains the community. It is these delicate interactions that inform the final aesthetic manifestation of our projects.”

Stefan enjoys reading and exploring. He has a strong passion and love for the South African landscape, especially the Karoo.

 

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.Siegwalt is a Professional Landscape Architect and Archaeologist with more than 10 years of experience in a broad range of planning, design and assessment applications from large scale strategic to the site-specific projects. He is practical at the core and thus principled about understanding site context and process.

“Understanding the drivers and interaction of the landscape, people and the environment is central to the design process we follow. Emerging yourself in the local context is the only way you can discover the nuances of site and express these in our projects.”

Siegwalt is a keen amateur naturalist. Other hobbies include travel, kayaking, birding and sculpture.

  

Cornel joined the Habitat team in 2014. She completed her master’s degree in Landscape Architecture at the University of Pretoria in 2004. She is passionate about creating people’s places and creating an appropriate design for specific needs.

“I believe that understanding is the key to a well-designed landscape. You have to understand all relevant factors and how they can be merged to find a sound solution.” 

Her 10 years of experience assist her in decision-making and inspires her to learn more. She finds pleasure in spending time with her family, travelling the roads less taken and photography.

 

Elize joined the Habitat team in 2014. She completed her master’s degree in Landscape Architecture at the University of Pretoria in 2011. Her thesis focused on the design of natural playgrounds for children, specifically in inner cities.

“The way landscapes shape the human experience and affect behaviour is cardinal to my design solutions”.

Elize enjoys the detailed technical resolution and management of projects. She enjoys working with people and being involved with students, lecturing from time to time. She finds inspiration from the vast open spaces of Namibia and mountains. Hiking, kloofing, gardening and reading are her favourite pastimes.

 

 

Carmen started at Habitat in 2016.  In her master’s dissertation, she identified a lack of freedom of expression within the Pretoria parks and open spaces.  The study investigates Carnivalesque as a means of human expression.

“Landscapes should have the ability to consider various objectives such as recreation and cultural human needs as well as ecological needs.  Resilient systems that also include human expression can revitalise these lost open spaces and make them relevant for the future in terms of environmental and human health."

Carmen enjoys large scale planning and urban and social related aspects of design. She also enjoys making music, playing team sports like volleyball and soccer, learning new languages, traveling and cooking.

 

 

Juliet joined the Habitat team in 2016. She completed her undergraduate in Landscape Architecture at the University of Pretoria in 2015. She is passionate about the various aspects that landscape architecture can contribute to the community and the influence that design has on communities. 

"Good design is the integration of all aspects of community including social, economic, natural and cultural factors. Merging these factors is what makes landscape architecture unique and forms an integral part of my design process."

Juliet finds inspiration in the people she meets and the natural environment. She enjoys travelling, spending time with her family and reading.

 

Stefan is a Professional Landscape Architect with more than 10 years’ experience and has a vibrant approach to project conceptualisation, landscape design, environmental planning and problem solving. He is passionate about understanding the numerous layers of the landscape. Extracting and interpreting from these layers are the key informants to his design solutions.

 

“We strive to design habitats and people orientated spaces that are connected and integrated with the natural and cultural context. I always draw my inspiration from the subtle interactions between the natural-, cultural-, historical- and social environment that shapes, develops and sustains the community. It is these delicate interactions that inform the final aesthetic manifestation of our projects.”

 

Stefan enjoys reading and exploring. He has a strong passion and love for the South African landscape, especially the Karoo.

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