dhk Architects is a recent recipient of an award from the Cape Institute of Architects for its work and design of the UWC University Life Sciences Building at its main campus in Bellville, Western Cape. The UWC Life Sciences is an innovative development which includes an institutional laboratory comparative to the best in the world and which uniquely incorporates six departments into a single working and learning environment.
“Our focus is on designing fit-for-purpose developments on time – and on budget. Our efforts are aimed at creating spaces that reflect contemporary designs that advance conservation and sustainability principles and practices,” said Derick Henstra, Chairman of dhk Architects. “UWC combines all these ambitions whilst remaining pioneering and functional.”
“Despite the challenges presented by the global recession, dhk continues to build on its reputation that combines innovative design capabilities and sound technical skills so as to deliver living spaces that work and mixed-use urban developments that bring benefits to those that live and work within these environments” says Henstra.