DIRECTOR: PARAGON GROUP
Anthony completed his B. Arch in 1990 and his MBA in 1994 at the University of the Witwatersrand, specialising in Property Finance. He has been in private practice since 1996, and co-founded Paragon Architects (Pty) Ltd in October 1997 with Henning Rasmuss.
In 2002, he acquired Tectoniqua (Pty) Ltd with Marilize van Dyk and Henning Rasmuss. Rebranded as Paragon Interface in 2009, this entity concentrates on commercial interior architecture, often working in synergy with Paragon Architects. In 2013, Anthony formed Paragon Architects South Africa with Henning Rasmuss and Thulani Sibande.
His experience as property financier at Standard Bank has afforded him valuable insight into structured project finance, the imperatives of budgetary controls, and accountability towards clients and project stakeholders.
Anthony’s core expertise is as design director and project principal on complex and fast-track projects that rely on cost engineering and workshopped construction solutions. With design and value engineering as his core skills, he works with the Paragon team to ensure cost-efficient delivery of technically complex architectural solutions such as the Sasol building on Katherine Street in Sandton. He is committed to driving leadership in innovation, and his projects have pioneered the use of various material systems including unitized panels, double glazed units, and paper-thin stone tiles.
Anthony has the ability to work flexibly in any type of team constellation and, as a good communicator, adds value to team-based development processes. He believes in the importance of empowering Paragon’s staff to take control and ownership of projects. This consultative approach has benefitted the company as it continues to grow. In addition, he is committed to mentoring, working with students at Paragon and serving time as external examiner.