Professional Architect

Duane Comins

Pr.Arch 24749287

What have I been up too?

I completed my MArch (prof) in 2012 entitled: Quotidian Architecture – occupying the sidewalk. Examining the city as a place of increasing opportunity, a receptacle for new social, cultural and economic strata whereby the urban environment is being converted and mutated by everyday public performances. The dissertation explored the notion of the wall in an attempt to reconfigure the sidewalk.

After completing my Masters, I began working for Drawboxdesignstudio as a candidate architect where the primary focus was on residential architecture. In 2014 I moved to Arca Architects where I worked on commercial and infrastructural projects before moving to Cape Town in 2016 where I have gained valuable insight into high rise residential, commercial buildings and urban design schemes working as both a design and project architect.

Apart from being an architect, I am an avid cyclist, triathlete and traveller. I recently travelled to Japan where I hiked in the Japanese Alps, have previously completed a 1500km cycle tour along the Eastern Maritime Provinces of Canada, and currently participate in regular Ironman events.

I am a Canadian permanent resident and can accept employment without restriction. My qualifications are equivalent to a Canadian M.Arch. I aim to have this certified by the CACB in order to register with the OAA. 

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This is what I do.




University of Pretoria

Distinction in technical documentation (March) Prof

University of Pretoria

Best technical documentation in BArch(Hons)

Infraset/Grinaker Prize

Highest distinction average in any construction module

Represented UP at design competition

2nd Year project selected in the Department of Arts and Culture student library design competition

Golden Key Society

Invited to join Golden Key Society

Infraset/Grinaker Prize

Highest distinction average in any construction module

Work Experience

Aug 2016 - Current

Wow Architectural and Urban Workshop

Project Architect
July 2014 - July 2016

Arca Unlimited Architects

Professional Architect
Feb 2013 - June 2014


Candidate Architect
Jan 2010 - Nov 2010

Fassler Kamstra + Holmes

Architectural Assistant