(Pr. Arch. SACAP 6949, B.Arch. Wits 1999)
Principal Architect who graduated at the University of the Witwatersrand with a Bachelor of Architecture in 1999. He spent a total of six years in Europe for well-known architectural practices (in Budapest, Hungary for Gyorgy Vadász and Associates Architectural Studio from whom the name “Vox Humana” = “Human Voice”, originates and for A.B.D.R. Architects in Rome, Italy) gaining a deep architectural sensibility before and after graduating. In both countries he worked on numerous projects of various size and complexity. Thereafter for two years he worked for Nicholas Whitcutt Architects in Johannesburg, which established him with a solid foundation and experience in the local construction industry and architectural practice and he established Vox Humana/Human Voice Architects in 2006. His intention is to bring back the human voice into the built environment through architectural practice, a response that put human beings and their needs first through approach, collaborative work and the final product.
Rong-Jeng Shyu graduated in 1997 with a B.Arch from Feng Chia University in Taiwan, followed by a Master’s Degree in 2004 from Chung Yuan Christian University in Urban Design and Architectural Design. He qualified in Taiwan as a Professional Architect in 2010. Whilst studying, he worked part-time for C.T. Chen Architects & Associates. Following his Master’s Degree, he worked for Habitech Architects and thereafter at Ricky Liu Architects & Planners in Tai-Pei between 2011 and 2014. He came to South Africa from Taiwan in 2014 and joined Human Voice Architects in 2015.
Rong-Jeng was awarded a Community Industry Promotion Award in 2003 while studying for his Master’s Degree, for his work in assisting the earthquake-stricken community of the disastrous earthquake of 21st September 2003 in Central Taiwan. Through this award, his design for lightweight, prefabricated permanent housing for those affected by the quake secured Government funding to the needy to build this project.
Milase Koti obtained a BSc.(Arch) degree from the University of Pretoria in 2013 and has been gaining experience in a wide variety of building typologies in various architectural practices, with involvement from conceptual stage to project close-out. Milase joined Human Voice Architects in August 2016.