Through working on a series of diverse projects, NM & Associates has developed a detailed knowledge of procedural planning processes, urban space making, and a breadth of experience in spatial development strategies and frameworks. The practise has over the years gained considerable specific experience in the following:
NM & Associates has worked on seven airports throughout the country including Cape Town International Airport where it has been supporting ACSA to enable and facilitate its property management, master planning and airside and landside developments since 1996.
Land Restitution projects
NM & Associates have worked on several land restitution projects for different communities across the Western Cape, the most significant being District Six.
Integrated Public Transport Network planning
NM & Associates have been involved from the early days in the planning of urban corridors and public transport systems that support more viable urban settlements. They have worked in large professional teams on complex land use modelling exercises, bus and Non-Motorised Transport (NMT) network identification and infrastructure design projects. The practise has delivered public transport interchanges and NMT facilities under the leadership of the architectural team.
Social, Educational and Health related Infrastructure planning and design
NM & Associates have been the lead architects on a number of key public facilities and institutions in Cape Town (such as the District Six Community Health Centre) where their concern for the wellbeing of local communities and future user-groups has informed their considered design responses to challenging spatial and political contexts. Special care has been given in all the architectural assignments to the public domain and the interface between the site and the public spatial realm.
The company works mainly in the Cape Metropolitan Area and Western Cape, however NM & Associates have also done work in other provinces including Gauteng, Eastern Cape, Northern Cape and Free State. The company has also undertaken work in Brazzaville, Republic of Congo. Our work includes commissions from local government, provincial government, national government, the private and NGO sectors.
As an established practice, NM & Associates have invested in all the necessary software required to run an efficient and professional planning and design practice. We have a number of resources at our disposal including those indicated in the table below.
|Name of Package||Description and purpose|
|MS Office||Word, Excel, Power Point and Publisher for compilation of reports|
|Auto CAD LT 2017||Draughting package for planning and design analysis and drawing|
|Arc GIS 10.2||For reviewing and undertaking spatial analysis|
|Adobe Creative Suite||Photoshop, Illustrator, In-Design for production of graphic material and professional desktop publishing|
|Sketchup Pro and Make||3D modelling tool|