Architect and Builder Magazine South Africa Dec 2017 / Jan 2018 - Page 9

WEMBLEY SQUARE THE HERSCHEL ETV BUILDING PEERUTIN CELEBRATES 20 YEARS Peerutin Architects recently celebrated 20 years in practice with friends, associates and clients on the rooftop of the Radisson RED Hotel, which they designed in association with DesignSpaceAfrica. The practice was formed in 1997 when the Peerutin brothers returned to South Africa. David had been with Gensler in New York, while Simmy had spent 10 years with Sheppard Robson in London. Over the next two decades, David’s design skill and Simmy’s management savvy, coupled with a commitment to international standards of excellence in architecture, built a highly successful and sustainable practice. What was notable at the 20-years celebration was the presence of many long- standing clients; testimony to the breadth of their work in Cape Town and the regard in which they are held. Peerutin’s very first client is currently completing yet another project with the practice. This ability to retain key business relationships extends to staff. Tarryn Cohen and François Hugo joined the practice shortly after it was founded, and both were recently made partners. The work of the practice spans high- end residential and commercial projects. When asked what sets Peerutin apart, Simmy and David say that they bring the design passion and attention to detail of residential projects to their commercial ones, and the tight management and cost consciousness of their commercial projects to their residential ones. Peerutin has designed a number of well- known buildings around Cape Town, where the practice is based, and has worked on a number of international commercial and residential projects for foreign clients in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, London and Nigeria. When pressed on which Cape Town projects they are most proud of, they list Wembley Square in Gardens; The Queen Victoria Hotel in the Waterfront; House One in Nettleton Estate; 22 Nettleton, Roeland Park; The ETV Building; and The Herschel in Claremont. HOUSE ONE, NETTLETON ESTATE News Watch 9