Jaco obtained his National Higher Diploma in Architecture in 1996 at Pretoria Technicon, after which he started his professional career. In 2001, Jaco joined Blackie Swart Architects until 2013, where after he branched off to the Associate firm: Swart & Associates.
Jaco plays a pivotal role in managing construction sites and being involved with the larger developments, including industrial and retail developments. Jaco's years of experience grants fellow employees an endless source of information to tap into. As a stalwart of the office, Jaco fills a role as one of the mentors on the technical and production side of the office.
Jaco enjoys golf and outdoor activities with his family and friends, where he makes good use of the exceptional culinary skills.