Pre-AURA is a shortened CV (1996-2006) and shows a selection of projects that I worked on in the capacity of assistant project architect. I became involved with the office of Arn Meijs Architects (AMA); medium sized and renowned. Briefly AMA has a large portfolio of diverse projects in banks, office developments, hotel, casino’s, theatres, restoration, interiors, residential and city planning development. The philosophy was simple: deliver high quality relevant, contemporary solutions with a blend of sensitivities when locating in a heritage environment. The latter produced a refreshing revival of post modernism that wrestles with monumentality. Here follows a selection of some of projects I was involved in. The farm house restoration, retreat in George South Africa and the Dike house extension are my own designs. View and enjoy.