André developed an interest and love for architecture when he joined a group of high school students on a European tour in 1982. It then became clear to him that the built environment demands passion and responsibility from its creators, offering unmeasurable opportunities to society.
Andre worked holidays at his father’s architectural practice from 1982 to 1984, and was accepted by the Architectural School at University of Pretoria to start his studies in 1985.
After receiving his Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture in 1989, he had the privilege of working under the mentorship of Blackie Swart for 12 years. He met his wife during this period, also completing her architectural studies.
Swart & Associates Architects was established in 2002 when André and Romy decided that they had enough experience to take up the challenges of running their own architectural practice.
The practice had continued growth of 12 years.
Andre decided in 2014, that the time was ready to expand the energy and knowledge base of the practice by offering young “up and coming architects” to join the business.
Swart & Associates Architects (Pty) Ltd was established in 2016.
Andre enjoys driving his Vespa, whilst thinking about the next ski-trip with his family. His social network is extended to the collaboration with other musicians and enjoys the piano.
Allowing no chance to watch paint dry, Andre constantly endeavours to improve and push the boundaries of design and built environment.