Edmund started his architectural career in Eindhoven, The Netherlands for Architekten Bureau Wintermans in 1991, after completing his initial degree in Johannesburg. Since then Edmund has largely followed “emerging market” economies with stints in Singapore/South East Asia with RDC Architects and Nikken Sikkei International as well as the Middle East and Africa with Bentel Associates International as a director.
During these tenures, Edmund lead design and documentation teams on large projects such as Pluit Megamall, Jakara; Regent Heights, Singapore; Monte Casino Entertainment World, Johannesburg and Red Sea Mall in Jeddah.
Since initiating Batley Partners in early 2005, Edmund has been responsible for and focused on continuing to establish the design philosophy for the practice.
George Flack Davison
George joined Batley Partners as a fresh graduate in 2008, becoming a director in 2013. George provides strategy input on market opportunities and future sector growth. His energy and enthusiasm for business development allows the practice to be kept abreast of the geopolitical developments in regions where the practice is active and wishes to become active.
- Masters in Architecture, University of Witwatersrand, 2007
- Diploma in Property Development and Management, University of Witwatersrand, 2010
Nathaniel joined Batley Partners in early 2007 and became a director in 2012, being responsible for the technical and authorities’ liaisons for the practice.
Nathaniel’s experience in various practices on International retail and commercial projects has allowed him to be at the forefront of technological developments and architectural software innovation. As a result, the practice is a contributor to various pilot programs for new software beta releases.
The office environment is typically relaxed for a design environment. Staff are highly skilled, self-motivated and self-regulating. The concept of “the project is the boss” is adhered to as an organising principle. Design intent and product awareness are the continual influences consistent throughout work processes.
Staff are an average age of 30, providing a good mix of “old hands” and young blood. Multiculturalism is much sought after in staff selection and the office consists of a variety of cultures that create a vibrant and challenging daily atmosphere. New CV’s are always welcome.