Monica Broeksma started Monica Broeksma Architectural Design in 1985 and has since grown her bespoke business utilising talented network of tradesman professionals who believe in creating inspirational projects.
Through her designs, Monica strives to find the perfect balance between comfort, practicality and beauty.
The goal is not only to create stunning structures, but to improve lives.
Her work is mostly based in the Cape Town, South Africa but has worked nationally.
Her journey started at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology studying Architectural Design.
Starting a career in architecture, later doing town planning, then structural engineering, draughting and
model building followed by a period as store planner for a major retail chain.
Designing single and double storey timber frame houses in Cape Town and the Southern Cape was the start of future design concepts. Progressing to steel frame modular construction homes suitable both for general as well as low cost housing with dwellings of various sizes built using this system.
A substantial portion of work is in older parts of Cape Town where major alterations to existing heritage building creates new challenges, often requiring removal of non-period or unsympathetic alterations and additions. Working closely with institutions and societies dedicated to the preservation of period buildings. Monica had extensive experience designing shop fronts in the Cape Waterfront using steel and aluminium design elements.
A very different facet of her work involves the design of factory and industrial premises. It requires a good working knowledge of steel portal frame construction and the specific requirement of heavy duty industrial concrete floors and bases. Yet another design direction has been the development and design of sandbag construction homes using a registered design concept called Eco-Beam, developed and patented by Mike Tremeer.