Colin Strydom

Colin Strydom

Director - Architect, Design+Architecture

After completing his studies in architecture and interior design, Colin worked for traditional architectural firms in both South Africa and in Rockhampton, but he saw a need to do things differently and more flexibly - and so Design+Architecture was founded in Rockhampton in 2013. Design+Architecture has since grown to a successful consultancy with a CBD base and a client list to rival larger firms.

With a client-first, innovation-focused approach to architectural practice, Colin undertakes traditional architecture projects, as well as offering unique interior architectural design services, as well as outdoor and community architecture and design.


Safety in Innovative Design - Elevated Boardwalk, Nurim Curcuit

One of the best natural assist's of the Rockhampton area, Mount Archer, have just been enhanced with an elevated boardwalk. At the highest point, the boardwalk's lookout are 8m above the natural sloped ground and had to be all accessible once the future paths leading up to it are constructed. The boardwalk is part of a bigger master plan with the aim to attract visitors and encourage residents to a more active lifestyle. Because of the remote and unique site (that were not to be disturbed), the design and construction had to be approached with innovative and creative ways. The whole boardwalk was designed to be manufactured and mostly constructed off site and minimally assembled on site with no scaffolding and minimal risk. The presentation's aim is to provide an in site into this remarkable process undertaken by the design team to achieve this.

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