As Managing Director, Keith brings over 37 years of design and architecture experience to KM2K, 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 27 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 | 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.
DIRECTOR | ARCHITECTURE
A skilled, strategic and detail-oriented design and project architect with many years of multinational experience, Mias Claassens heads up KM2K’s architecture department. His impressive portfolio of past work includes high-end residential, and commercial projects, seen through from design concept stage to final completion. With many of these, he has achieved impressive accolades on both local and international platforms.
Demonstrating a strong interest and commitment to sustainable architecture, suited to its particular environment, with a focus on both artistic expression and functionality, Mias brings a unique combination of creative and analytic skill, talent and experience to the table.
His keen appreciation for the built environment coupled with a strategic business-minded approach makes him ideally placed to lead our progressive team of architects in delivering outstanding work for our valued clients.
ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR | INTERIOR DESIGN
Working on a broad spectrum of projects in her 20 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 KM2K team, Kathryn has been involved with the Shamwari Private Game Reserve, 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.
ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR | ARCHITECTURAL TECHNOLOGIST
During his 19 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 KM2K, 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 Namibia, gaining valuable knowledge of real world materials and details that inform his designs and documentation.