Andre Vercueil Consulting Architects

Knysna Professional Architect, André Vercueil, in the Garden Route

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André Vercueil matriculated in 1973 at High School Goudrif, Germiston.

He obtained the degree in Bachelor of Building Arts (B Build) in 1978, at the University of Port Elizabeth, (now Nelson Mandela Metropol), and Bachelor of Architecture in 1983 (B Arch) at the University of Pretoria.

André completed and qualified as an officer during his national service in 1979, in Pretoria, working in the Architect’s offices at the Carl Cling Building, Pretoria, under Brig. Morrison and Crnl. Cope.

He completed several courses in CAD computers and compulsory further education programmes through the ISAA, and SACAP.

He successfully registered as an Accredited Specialist Heritage Practitioner, through the Western Cape Association of Heritage Assessment Practitioners, in 2009.


A wide variety of projects in this area have been completed under André’s care, namely: Handicapped care, Surgeries, Exhibitions, Model Building, Libraries, Municipal Offices, Corporate Office Buildings, Cold Stores, Warehouses, Banking, Commerce, Industrial, Conservation, Restoration, Strategic, Feasibility studies, Rezoning applications, Churches, Hotels, Conference Centres, Urban Conservation Area Guide-Lines, Alterations, Apartments, Houses, Group Housing, Low cost Housing, Hostels, Timber Frame Housing, Clubs, Recreation Facilities, Supermarkets, Markets, Shops, Recycling, Sectional Titles, Set Building and Interior Decorating.


  • André is skilled in the fields of aesthetics, design and heritage architecture.
  • Skilled in computer draughting and presentations.
  • He has wide experience and skills in liasing with private, corporate and public sector clients.
  • Skilled in preparing and managing tender documents and procedures for private and municipal projects.
  • He is an accomplished photographer, with coverage in several National publications.
  • He is an accomplished videographer with camera work, directing, producing and editing skills for marketing purposes, and with coverage for various programmes on National TV.
  • He voluntarily prepared a listing of Knysna’s Architectural Heritage, which became the official listing for Knysna, until commissioned to prepare the Urban Conservation Area Guide-Lines for Knysna.
  • He published a reference book “Knysna Architecture” in 2002, and is currently busy with the final stages of a coffee table book, “Knysna’s Architectural Heritage”.
  • In 2008, he produced and directed a video commercial for Knysna Municipality, to bring awareness to the public regarding Urban Conservation.