KS Manyathela

Director Sam Manyathela – one of the founding Directors obtained his BSc (Hons) Arch qualification in 1991 from the University of East London – UK. He has also completed a Fellowship Admission Course and Construction Law Specialization Course with the Association of Arbitrators (South Africa). He started his professional career with Maree Els Architects and later joined Taljaard Carter Architects (Now TC Design Group) before jointly founding Prism Architects.


SM van der Merwe

Director Schalk van der Merwe Graduated in 1981 from the University of the Freestate with a B.Arch. qualification where after he completed a diploma in Project Management at the University of Johannesburg in 1989.

He started his professional career at Professor Leon Roodt Partnership (now known as the Roodt Partnership) from 1980 to 1983, where after joining the Department of Public Works UFS in 1984.In 1990 Schalk was offered a Director’s position at Taljaard Carter Architects (now TC Design). In 1997 Schalk, Sam and Noel established Prism Architects.


NC Puta

Director Noel Puta Completed ‘A’ levels at De La Salle College, Malta and graduated from the University of East London, England with BSc (Hons) Arch, MSc. DIP. Arch (RIBA) under tutorship of Christine Hawley and Ron Herron

Noel has over 22 years practice experience with various private commercial firms in England, Zambia and South Africa with participation in architectural competitions such as the Holy Island Buddhist Retreat Center Competition in Scotland. This submission earned a commendation and formed part of a traveling exhibition throughout the UK.