Johan has both a project management and an architectural background having spent a decade running his own architectural and construction practice in South Africa. He offers clients the benefit of his extensive design, technical and practical knowledge to successfully plan, execute and complete construction projects.

Johan’s love of the construction industry began when he designed his first new house at the age of 16 for pocket money. After running his own full-service architectural firm, he set up a construction company.

Managing projects from inception to completion gave Johan the opportunity to apply his technical knowledge and to gain insights into the practicality, buildability and cost/budget components of construction projects. This now allows him to advise clients about how to realistically meet their budgets.

A strong entrepreneurial spirit, and proven leadership skills ensure Johan develops high-performing, motivated teams on the jobs he project manages. These have ranged from commercial, residential and mixed-use new build, redevelopment and remediation projects.

At Maynard Marks, Johan project manages a variety of projects. He prides himself on developing great relationships with all project parties and makes face-to-face communication a high priority. Johan can liaise successfully with people from many different backgrounds, building long-term relationships with clients, contractors and other stakeholders alike. His ability to attract repeat clientele is indicative of his management expertise.

Johan describes himself as a hands-on Project Manager with a can-do attitude who understands the importance of regularly being present on site in order to monitor progress and site conditions. This helps him identify possible site and construction issues early so that he can mitigate their possible consequences on the project.


  • Bachelor of Technology in Architectural Technology
  • National Diploma in Architectural Technology
  • Registered with the South African Council for the Architectural Profession
  • Member of the Cape Institute for Architecture.