Boogertman + Partners was awarded Firm of the Year – Architecture 2018/2019 at the South African Professional Services Awards (SAPSA) 2019, which was held earlier this month at a gala dinner in the Monte Casino Ballroom, Johannesburg.
“This award means a great deal to us,” says Boogertman + Partners director Richard Wilkins. “To be recognised by our peers and the industry for the hard work and committed service we put in to our work makes it easier to excel even further.”
Janette Minnaar, the chair of the adjudication panel, explained how the winners were determined. “They were judged based on a host of attributes including demonstration of leadership skills, changing of paradigms and innovation within the bounds of available resources.”
Further accolades for leadership skills were handed out to Boogertman + Partners director Bob van Bebber. Celebrating his 21st year at Boogertman + Partners this year, the award for Professional of the Year –Architecture 2018/2019 was topped off with further recognition as the Overall Professional of the Year 2018/2019, acknowledgement of his individual dedication to architecture and contribution to South African business.
Boogertman + Partners is the largest architectural practice in Africa with offices in Johannesburg, Pretoria, Cape Town, Stellenbosch, Durban and Kenya. The firm is ranked 106th in the world by the BD WA Top 100 Survey.
“We aim to extend this level of professionalism, with our teams and partners, in all of our future projects and growth territories,” says Bob van Bebber. “Thank you to the whole Boogertman + Partners team, our clients and the other winners EY/Werksmans for whom we did buildings, and also all the professionals who contributed to our success. These awards send a message to all those in the construction industry to ‘stay in the ring’ in these turbulent times.”