As Managing Director, Keith brings over 30 years of design and architecture experience to K/M2K, having worked on a variety of award winning project types throughout the world, and having established himself as a specialist in the hospitality industry. Trained as an architect, and with years of experience working as an interior designer, he brings a unique perspective to projects, integrating the two disciplines to create a final singular design.
After moving to South Africa 20 years ago, Keith assembled a team of architects and designers that have the ability to create world class design, coupled with the technical ability to follow it through. Drawing on his experience, together with a keen mind for concept design and an eye for detail, Keith leads the design team on works ranging from architectural master plans to interior details, remaining involved from concept design, to project completion.
DIRECTOR | ARCHITECTURE
Mark draws on over 20 years of valuable experience working at various international design firms, on projects ranging from cafes to galleries to advertising agencies, and from urban environments to remote rainforests. He works to ensure that projects exceed the client’s demands for function and practicality, are socially and culturally aware, and environmentally responsible.
He was the project architect for the award winning Nyungwe Forest Lodge in Rwanda, and has been involved with a broad spectrum of projects and locations: master planning for a Resort in the Comoros, concept design for Mkambati Lodge on the Wild Coast of South Africa, a Golf Academy in Muscat, Oman, a tented camp in the Masai Mara, Kenya, and a private villa in Morocco for the Royal Family of Abu Dhabi.
DIRECTOR | CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER
Creating an environment where designers can flourish, Belinda tackles the management of both the office and the projects, ensuring that staff can focus on their work. She oversees the financial management of projects, from initial proposals and contracts, through to invoicing, and is the invaluable interface with the client to ensure that all of the background operations run smoothly so that projects can move forward.
At the same time she balances the office management, providing the staff with the tools and technologies they need to operate creatively and efficiently in an ever-evolving workspace. With these responsibilities, she is an invaluable part of the design team, for both the client and the studio.
ASSOCIATE | INTERIOR DESIGN
Working on a broad spectrum of projects in her 12 years of professional experience, ranging from restaurant design, high-end residential projects as well as large scale building developments, has developed Kathryn’s keen sense of design.
With the K/M2K team, Kathryn has been involved with the Conrad Pezula Private Castle’s on Noetzie Beach, as well as multiple 5 star hospitality projects including the acclaimed Long Beach Hotel in Mauritius, from the beginning to completion of the hotel. Kathryn’s strengths lie within the FF&E component of projects, ensuring the selection and subsequent specification of furniture and fabrics that complement the interior design.
ARMAND VAN BREDA
ASSOCIATE | ARCHITECTUAL TECHNOLOGIST
During Armand's professional career, he has gained extensive experience with high-end commercial and residential properties, as well as various 5 star hotels within South Africa and abroad. Armand heads up projects under the guidance of the Design Directors, and during his time at K/M2K has been involved with the Fairmont Zimbali Resort in Durban, Intercontinental Fujairah Hotel in the UAE, The Bluewaters Development in Dubai, the Zeitz MOCAA Café, and various high-end residential Villa's in the UAE, to name a few. His strong organisational skills and site experience have been instrumental in the successful completion of all projects.
ASSOCIATE | IARCHITECTURAL TECHNOLOGIST
During his 11 years of professional experience, Andre has focused on detailed interior architecture and internal details, predominantly in high-end hospitality, further complemented by spas, cafes and high-end residential, many of the projects having garnered awards.
With K/M2K, his experience is further enriched by having worked closely with many of the specialists on local projects including The Oyster Box Hotel, Durban and The Strand Hotel Swakopmund in Namiba, gaining valuable knowledge of real world materials and details that inform his designs and documentation.
ASSOCIATE | INTERIOR ARCHITECTURE
During her 8 years of professional experience, Rene has worked hard to gain experience and knowledge beyond her years, and has distinguished herself by constantly furthering her knowledge and skills.
She established herself at K/M2K working on a Golf Academy in Muscat, Oman, with her strong internal detailing and 3D visualization skills. Her management skills and attention to detail have seen her working on and managing a number of high-end residential projects in the Middle East.