Themba Orvall Maluleke
Chief Executive Officer
Themba Orvall Maluleke is a highly motivated and enthusiastic individual who has excelled in both his professional and academic careers. He prides himself on his ability to remain calm in stressful situations and always considers his actions carefully before executing any business strategy. Themba considers himself quiet and undemanding, hardworking and consistent.
He nevertheless appreciates the support of others, responds well when it is offered and works well in a team. With over 14 years of experience in the built environment field, he has acquired a good understanding and an adaptable resolve when it comes to different work challenges. He has successfully produced project and maintenance plans, played a significant role in the maintenance of healthy and safe environments, and handled the creative solutions of various problems this industry has presented. He is motivated by finding solutions to the most challenging tasks and the ability to meet clients’ requirements at all times.
Themba believes that in order for his business to be successful, it is imperative he surround himself with colleagues who are experts in their field. In doing this, he ensures OCD can provide a streamlined service to clients that is always professional, targeted and results-orientated. He has appointed expert team members as members of staff in the fields of architecture, space planning, interior design, project management, property development, 3D animation and technology – all with individual skill-sets to deliver exceptional quality output time and again.
Themba believes that supervision and a great deal of time spent planning and scheduling each phase of any project is key to its success, and OCD maintains a constant line of communication with the client. Each project has its own unique demands, and changes may arise at any moment. Themba and his team take great pride in their final product, and are dedicated to exceeding the clients’ expectation.
2012 to Present:
Orvall Corporate Designs PTY LTD, Centurion Branch
I currently run a successful practice, doing mostly upmarket / estate housing, commercial, residential, developments, Training and educational facilities ranging from R1.6 million to R 2 Billion.
April 2008 to 2014: TFMC (Total Facilities Management Company)
- After working for Prism Architects, I needed a different form of experience and environment and I joined TFMC as an Architectural Consultant, Skilled Technician and Junior Manager. I hold a Diploma in Project Management and have completed projects at TFMC, while playing a role as a Principal Agent and Project Manager.
- I am currently mentoring our departmental personnel in Revit Architecture and have introduced various design processes and ways of modeling, and assist them on daily with basics and fundamental principles. This has enhanced our company’s productivity and efficiency in managing drawings, and thus improved quality. Meanwhile, I continue to expand my knowledge and mentoring skills.
As an Architectural consultant at TFMC, I am expected to produce the following outputs:
- Providing quality, relevant and responsive architectural service to customers in an efficient manner.
- Provide feasibility reports, sketch plans, line drawings according to customers brief to meet Projects SLA (time and budget compliance).
- Provide coordinated detailed designs, finishing schedules, materials, etc. in line with the budget.
- Compile tender drawings and specification documentation.
- Ensure that designs comply with Telkom and National Building Standards.
- Compile working drawings including details that are necessary for construction.
- Provide effective management of construction workers or contractors (site instructions and inspections), issue as built drawings and archive project file.
- Ensure customer satisfaction (internal and external).
- Ensure ongoing self and professional development.
- Live the RITCH values.
January 2003 to December 2004: Marlowe Sheppen & Associates, Durban
- Marlowe Sheppen & Associates in Durban was a small firm of general architectural technicians and attorneys, where I was employed as a junior designer preparing drawings and sites visits for all legal liquor licensing buildings to be submitted.
February 2006 to May 2008: Prism Architects, Polokwane
- In February, 2006 I was appointed as an Architectural Technologist and in August 2006 was promoted to a Senior Architectural Technologist.
- I implemented different forms of designs; introduced new technology which took the company to a different level of 3D presentations, animations and quality of drawings. This helped the company to produce drawings more efficiently and faster. We managed to build and improve our client base. Based on performance and quality of work I brought into the company I was the first to be nominated to produce documentation and design in projects that were over R1.5 billion. These include the Peter Mokaba stadium in Polokwane for the 2010 FIFA World Cup, and we undoubtedly produced a world class stadium and years to come.
- My main responsibilities were to produce documentation or construction drawings, site visits, client interactions, administration, correspondence, submissions of drawings to the council, planning and organising, project coordination and management, feasibility study, tender evaluations and verification of bill of quantities in conjunction with architectural drawings.
January 2005 to January 2006: Alistair Hume Architects, Durban
- I joined Alistair Hume Architects and I was quickly offered a partnership in the company. I had already established a practice of my own and we became partners. Together we managed to develop hundreds of hectors of land in residential units across KwaZulu-Natal and we completed successful projects over the duration of our partnership.
January 2004 to December 2005: EL Arch Architects, Polokwane
- E.L Arch Architects is a large firm based in Polokwane. My career at this point was starting to take form because of the motivation and desire to work my way to the top. I was handling projects from brief description to handover and doing documentation for health centres, sports grounds and educational facilities.
Themba is registered with the South Africa council of the Architectural professional( Pr.SArchT),also as a professional Senior Interior Designer (Pr.SID-IID MAL04), and a member of Pretoria Institue of Architects PIA (MA1363), member of the South African institute of Architectural Technologist SAIAT (32474), also South African Federation of Hospital Engineering SAFHE (N0232),
His current qualifications are:
Candidate MA- Social science
(DUT & UJ)
Diploma Project Management
(GSB University of Cape Town)
Property Development (PDP)
(Wits Business School)
Management Advancement Programme (MAP)
- Planning and organising, creative approach to solution search, delivering results, gaining cooperation and influencing, judgement and decision making.
- Customer focus, interactive reasoning, work standards and business acumen.
- Revit Architecture, AutoCAD, 3D Max, Caddie, Microsoft Office, windows, word, excel, Photoshop and Project Cycle. Architectural Forms of agreement (SAIA CAA and PROCSA C/P).
- To be an executive in the built environment industry (architecture, facilities management planning, property and project management).
- 2008 International Open Think Box competition winner on best use of architectural building modeling BIM (Building Information Modeling).
- As a highly respected expert in creative design, I was appointed as a panel judge for The Plascon Prism Awards 2010.
- SAPOA / GSB Property Development Programme 3rd Winner on Bayrock Canal Development Proposal.
Themba is a highly motivated and enthusiastic individual who has excelled both professionally and personally. He has successfully produced project and maintenance plans and plays a significant role in the maintenance of healthy and safe environments.
Themba lives on the philosophy “If you really want to do something, you will find a way. If you don’t, you will find an excuse”.
Pretoria Institute for Architecture
The Pretoria Institute for Architecture (PIA) is a Voluntary Association recognised by the South African Council for the Architectural Profession (SACAP), and is a ‘Regional Institute’ of the South African Institute of Architects.
The PIA is based in the capital city and strives to assist the professional needs of all of its members. The PIA was created to serve the interest of architects and to further Pretoria’s unique architectural heritage.
The Tshwane Youth Business Council
The TYBC is recognised as the leading advocate for youth entrepreneurship in Tshwane. We are dedicated to facilitating an enabling environment for the development and prosperity of young entrepreneurs through, research, networking, education and advocacy.
Gauteng Institute for Architecture
The Gauteng Institute for Architecture is a professional membership organization for architects in Gauteng, South Africa. It promotes architecture and maintains standards within the profession, such as the registration of people in the industry under the Architectural
The African institute of the Interior Design Professions
The African Institute of the Interior Design Professions (IID) is the only professional body representing the Interior Design industry in South Africa. It operates nationally with representation in Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal and the Eastern and Western Cape as well as Potchefstroom, East London and Mauritius.
The Association of Professional Heritage Practitioners
The Association of Professional Heritage Practitioners (APHP) is an Association of affiliated professionals in the heritage sector who are committed to service delivery marked by professional expertise and ethical practice. The Association was established in 2003. The primary objective of the Association is to promote the identification, conservation and understanding of cultural property.
Green Building Council
The Gauteng Institute for Architecture is a professional membership organization for architects in Gauteng, South Africa. It promotes architecture and maintains standards within the profession, such as the registration of people in the industry under the Architectural Professions Act.
South African Council for the Architectural Profession
SACAP is the regulatory body for the architectural profession. SACAP is responsible for: Providing for registration of persons within the architectural profession; Protecting the public against unprofessional conduct by registered persons; Guiding the profession and Promoting the standards of education and training in the Built Environment.
Black Management Forum
The Black Management Forum is an organisation whose primary role is to develop and empower black managers within organisations. It comprises of individual members from diverse managerial disciplines.
South African Federation of Hospital Engineering
SAFHE is an “A” member of the International Federation of Hospital Engineering and has participated extensively in Council meetings, including serving on its Executive Committee.SAFHE is able to provide assistance to appropriate individuals to further their experience and training in the specialised field of healthcare engineering and building design.
The South African Institute of Arhcitectural Technologists
Senior architectural Technologists and Architectural Technologists provide the core of technology driven professional architectural service for the development of the built environment throughout South Africa. At the forefront of the application of the latest building, products, design and materials technologies, practically trained Architectural Technologists are effectively equipped to service your complete construction design and project management requirements.