Directors & Associates

LYT Architecture And Interior Design

Directors

GUY STEENEKAMP

GUY STEENEKAMP

Managing Director

Graduated with a BArch cum laude from the University of Witwatersrand. Guy joined the firm briefly in 1985. Started off as a design architect for major commercial buildings. He joined LYT again in 1996. Area of expertise: High rise buildings, high technology commercial and leisure-related developments.
ABIMBOLA PARIOLA

ABIMBOLA PARIOLA

Business Development Director And Regional Head For West African Operations

Postgraduate degree in Architecture from the University of Natal. SA and an International MBA from the Recanati Business School from Tel Aviv, Israel. Abimbola has over 10 years professional experience within the property/ real estate arena of the investment banking and architecture space.

Area of expertise: Property and Real Estate

JEETHEN PARAMASER

JEETHEN PARAMASER

Architectural Director

National Diploma in Architectural Technology at ML Sultan Technikon in KZN. He joined LYT in 2001 and was made an Associate in 2007 and a Director in 2011. Area of Expertise: Mining and Housing
GUY STEENEKAMP

GUY STEENEKAMP

Managing Director

Graduated with a BArch cum laude from the University of Witwatersrand. Guy joined the firm briefly in 1985. Started off as a design architect for major commercial buildings. He joined LYT again in 1996. Area of expertise: High rise buildings, high technology commercial and leisure-related developments.
ABIMBOLA PARIOLA

ABIMBOLA PARIOLA

Business Development Director And Regional Head For West African Operations

Postgraduate degree in Architecture from the University of Natal. SA and an International MBA from the Recanati Business School from Tel Aviv, Israel. Abimbola has over 10 years professional experience within the property/ real estate arena of the investment banking and architecture space. Area of expertise: Property and Real Estate

JEETHEN PARAMASER

JEETHEN PARAMASER

Architectural Director

National Diploma in Architectural Technology at ML Sultan Technikon in KZN. He joined LYT in 2001 and was made an Associate in 2007 and a Director in 2011. Area of Expertise: Mining and Housing
CLIVE JEAREY

CLIVE JEAREY

Architectural Director

Graduated from the University of Witwatersrand in 1980. Clive worked for a smaller practice called Summerley, Ringrose Todd and Prevost (later to become Portal Partnership), where he became a partner in 1983. His current specialist areas are commercial office buildings and schools. Area of expertise: Commercial office buildings, hospitality, leisure and education.

WARREN STANLEY

WARREN STANLEY

Architectural Director

Architecture degree from the University of Natal in 1995. He worked for 2 years in London, after which he relocated to Johannesburg to start working at the LYT in 2001. He has worked on several large high-profile, commercial projects, as well as a plethora of projects in other fields including mining, residential and retail. Area of Expertise: Commercial and industrial
ROB THANE

ROB THANE

Architectural Director

Graduated with a M.Arch (Prof) degree from the University of Port Elizabeth. After running a small practice in Port Elizabeth for a few years, he left and joined LYT in 2007. He was made an Associate Architect in 2008 and subsequently a Director in 2011. Area of expertise: Retail, industrial, hospitality and leisure.

CLIVE JEAREY

CLIVE JEAREY

Architectural Director

Graduated from the University of Witwatersrand in 1980. Clive worked for a smaller practice called Summerley, Ringrose Todd and Prevost (later to become Portal Partnership), where he became a partner in 1983. His current specialist areas are commercial office buildings and schools. Area of expertise: Commercial office buildings, hospitality, leisure and education.

WARREN STANLEY

WARREN STANLEY

Architectural Director

Architecture degree from the University of Natal in 1995. He worked for 2 years in London, after which he relocated to Johannesburg to start working at the LYT in 2001. He has worked on several large high-profile, commercial projects, as well as a plethora of projects in other fields including mining, residential and retail.
Area of Expertise: Commercial and industrial

ROB THANE

ROB THANE

Architectural Director

Graduated with a M.Arch (Prof) degree from the University of Port Elizabeth. After running a small practice in Port Elizabeth for a few years, he left and joined LYT in 2007. He was made an Associate Architect in 2008 and subsequently a Director in 2011.
Area of expertise: Retail, industrial, hospitality and leisure.

RISHAN POLTON

RISHAN POLTON

Architectural Director

Rishan received a Diploma in Architectural Technology from the Technikon Natal in 1998. Rishan worked for 3 companies, where he completed a variety of commercial offices, various government-based projects (such as schools and community centres). He joined LYT in 2007 and was made an Associate in 2011. Area of Expertise: Industrial Buildings
GABRIËL HUGO

GABRIËL HUGO

Interior Design Director

Graduated from the University of Pretoria in 2007, with a BSc in Interior Architecture and Bachelors in Fine Arts. He joined LYT in 2013 and has worked for a list of prominent clients. He was appointed as Interior Design Director in 2017. Area of expertise: High-end residential, hospitality and leisure, retail and commercial
RISHAN POLTON

RISHAN POLTON

Architectural Director

Rishan received a Diploma in Architectural Technology from the Technikon Natal in 1998. Rishan worked for 3 companies, where he completed a variety of commercial offices, various government-based projects (such as schools and community centres). He joined LYT in 2007 and was made an Associate in 2011. Area of Expertise: Industrial Buildings

GABRIËL HUGO

GABRIËL HUGO

Interior Design Director

Graduated from the University of Pretoria in 2007, with a BSc in Interior Architecture and Bachelors in Fine Arts. He joined LYT in 2013 and has worked for a list of prominent clients. He was appointed as Interior Design Director in 2017.
Area of expertise: High-end residential, hospitality and leisure, retail and commercial

Associates

BRAD WALE

BRAD WALE

Associate

Graduated from Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University in 2005. Brad joined a local firm in PE specialising in exclusive residential designs and housing developments. He joined the firm in 2008 and has since managed a local office in PE. Brad was made Associate in 2012. Area of Expertise: Residential, Commercial and Retail

LORE DE BRUYN

LORE DE BRUYN

Associate

Graduated from the University of Cape Town in 1987. Initially in Durban before relocating to Johannesburg and joining the firm in 2002. For the last 10 years she has been involved in the housing and commercial sectors of LYT. Area of Expertise: Residential and Industrial

RUSSEL KATZ

RUSSEL KATZ

Associate

Graduated with a M.Arch (Professional) from the University of Witwatersrand in 2005 and a Diploma in Interior Design from Design Center in 1998. He joined the firm in 2005, where he was later made an Associate Architect in 2008. Area of expertise: Commercial office buildings.

OWEN KUTUMELA

OWEN KUTUMELA

Associate

Studied a National Diploma in Architectural Technology at Technikon Northern Transvaal. He joined the firm in 1997 as a junior technician. Owen was made an Associate in 2007
Area of Expertise: Mining and Housing

BRAD WALE

BRAD WALE

Associate

Graduated from Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University in 2005. Brad joined a local firm in PE specialising in exclusive residential designs and housing developments. He joined the firm in 2008 and has since managed a local office in PE. Brad was made Associate in 2012.
Area of Expertise: Residential, Commercial and Retail

LORE DE BRUYN

LORE DE BRUYN

Associate

Graduated from the University of Cape Town in 1987. Initially in Durban before relocating to Johannesburg and joining the firm in 2002. For the last 10 years she has been involved in the housing and commercial sectors of LYT.
Area of Expertise: Residential and Industrial

RUSSEL KATZ

RUSSEL KATZ

Associate

Graduated with a M.Arch (Professional) from the University of Witwatersrand in 2005 and a Diploma in Interior Design from Design Center in 1998. He joined the firm in 2005, where he was later made an Associate Architect in 2008.
Area of expertise: Commercial office buildings.

OWEN KUTUMELA

OWEN KUTUMELA

Associate

Studied a National Diploma in Architectural Technology at Technikon Northern Transvaal. He joined the firm in 1997 as a junior technician. Owen was made an Associate in 2007.
Area of Expertise: Mining and Housing

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