Up-and-coming architect Jarred Pincus will soon take the reins of architectural firm Paragon’s soon-to-open Cape Town office.
Demand from clients in the Western Cape, combined with an uptick in the region’s building and construction industry, has resulted in the architecture and interior architecture company finally opening a Cape Town office at the V&A Waterfront in January 2019.
The new office, the first branch that Paragon has established outside of its Johannesburg head office, will be headed up by Pincus, under the guidance of director Estelle Meiring.
Pincus has extensive experience in warehousing, student housing, residential, and mixed-use typologies, which will equip the Cape Town office to respond to a broad range of client types and project requirements.
“We look forward to expanding our portfolio in these niche markets, as well as the general type of iconic full-service work that Paragon is renowned for,” founding director Henning Rasmuss comments.
“We have confirmed sufficient work to service both existing and future clients in the Western Cape region, who have all expressed a desire for us to have a presence in the region,” founding director Anthony Orelowitz adds.
Part of Paragon’s diversification strategy has seen it recently complete its first project at Pran Boulevard in Umhlanga, KwaZulu-Natal. This strategy has since extended to setting up shop in Cape Town.
“While Johannesburg and Cape Town are essentially similar markets, our Western Cape clients have long been requesting for us to have a permanent presence in the region,” Paragon media manager Hugh Fraser elaborates.
“The Cape Town office is a logical extension of our footprint, as many of our current Johannesburg clients have projects on the go in the Western Cape that we can piggyback on. All our clients, no matter where they are located, can rest assured of the same high level of service, innovation, and attention to detail,” Fraser adds.