mlh was established in 1972, by Prof. Wilfrid Mallows, Leslie Louw and Harry Hoffe, and continues today with a staff compliment of around 20 professional, technical and administrative employees. The practice is headed up by six directors and an associate, registered with the relevant professional councils, institutes and associations.

Our architectural portfolio covers the full range of projects, including office, retail, education, residential, as well as projects of a specialist nature, such as several large sports stadia, the Table Mountain cableway, and the extension of the Two Oceans Aquarium. Our skills include liaising and establishing briefs with Clients, due diligence and development feasibilities, and developing conceptual architectural designs, municipal building plan approval, full documentation and detailing of a building, project management through the construction process and the final delivery of an end product to the Client.

Our town planners have had the opportunity of working with many of Cape Town’s leading developers and our projects include several acclaimed developments, such as the V&A Waterfront.
We have expertise in the preparation of spatial development frameworks, policy frameworks, precinct plans, design guidelines, property profiles, heritage studies and permit applications, as well as land use management applications, including rezoning and subdivision. We have also established a solid track record in the planning and implementation of large-scale township projects across Cape Town, and for the entire spectrum of projects, ranging from in-situ informal settlement upgrades to high-income residential developments.

Our ability to combine architectural, urban design, town planning and heritage services, gives us a unique ability to manage all aspects of development, from the initiation and conceptualisation of projects, to the securing of development rights; site planning and urban design; through to building design, detailing and construction.



Paul Truscott | Architect | Urban Designer | B.Arch (UCT) M.Arch (Penn, US) PrArch

Andrew Luger  | Town Planner  |   B.Sc Hons (UCT) MCRP (UCT) Pr.Pln

Belinda Young  |  Architect  |  B.Arch (UCT) PrArch

Frik Vermeulen  |  Town Planner  |  Heritage Practitioner   |  B.Tech TRP (C Tech) M.Phil CBE (UCT) MAPHP Pr.Pln

Donovan Clarke |  Architect  |  B.Arch (UCT) PrArch

Andrew Goodwin | Architect | B.Arch (UCT) PrArch



Wayne Williamson  |  Architectural Technologist  |  ND Arch Tech (C Tech)  PrArchT


Project Administrator

Ashwin Valensky



Allen Goosen | Town Planner  |  B.Tech TRP (C Tech) Dip GIS (UP) MPhil UIDM (UCT) Pr.Pln