Hugo Alberto Hamity

Professional Architect

B.A.S (Bachelor of Architectural Studies) 1994
B.Arch. (Bachelor of Architecture) 1996

S.A.C.A.P. (South African Council for the Architectural Profession) Reg. No. 5854
S.A.I.A. (South African Institute of Architects) Reg. No. 6653
G.I.F.A. (Gauteng Institute for Architecture)

Practice Name:
Hugo Hamity Architects cc. S.A.I.A. Reg. No. H05275

Small to Medium Commercial

Services Offered:
Partial, Intermediate and Full Service

hugohamity colour

Architect Design Services Offered

Stage 1: Inception.

Receive, appraise and report on the client’s requirements with regard to:

  • The client’s brief
  • The site and rights and constraints
  • Budgetary constraints
  • The need for consultants
  • Project programme
  • Methods of contracting


Stage 2: Concept and viability.

Prepare an initial design and advise on:

  • The intended space provisions and planning relationships (layout plan/s)
  • Proposed materials and intended building services (3D renders and computer model)
  • The technical and functional characteristics of the design
  • Check for conformity of the concept with the rights to the use of the land
  • Review the anticipated costs of the project (by QS if appointed)
  • Review the project programme


Stage 3: Design Development.


  • Confirm the scope and complexity
  • Review the design and consult with the local and statutory authorities
  • Develop the design, construction system, materials and components (layout changes, 3D updates, and finishes)
  • Incorporate all services and the work of consultants (i.e. structural engineer)
  • Review the design, costing (by QS if appointed) and programme with the consultants


Stage 4: Documentation.


1. Prepare documentation sufficient for local authority submission:

  • Co-ordinate technical documentation with the consultants and complete primary co-ordination
  • Prepare specifications for the works
  • Review the costing and programme with the consultants
  • Obtain the client’s authority and submit documents for approval


2. Complete construction documentation and proceed to call for tenders.

  • Obtain the client’s authority to prepare documents to procure offers for the execution of the works;
  • Obtain offers for the execution of the works;
  • Evaluate offers and recommend on the award of the building contract;
  • Prepare the contract documentation (and arrange the signing of the building contract)


Stage 5: Construction.

Contract administration:

  • Hand over the site to the contractor;
  • Issue construction documentation;
  • Initiate and/or check sub-contract design and documentation as appropriate;
  • Inspect the works for conformity to the contract documentation;
  • Conduct and Minute Site Meetings;
  • Administer and perform the duties and obligations assigned to the principal agent in the JBCC building agreement, or fulfill the obligations provided for in other forms of contract;
  • Issue the certificate of practical completion;
  • Assist the client to obtain the occupation certificate.


Stage 6: Close out.


  • Fulfill and complete the project close-out including the preparation of the necessary documentation to facilitate the effective completion, handover and operation of the project;
  • After the contractor’s obligations with respect to the building contract are fulfilled, the architect shall issue the certificates related to contract completion;
  • Provide the client with as-built drawings and relevant technical and contractual undertakings by the contractor and sub-contractors.


Note 1: an independent runner is required to attend to municipal submission and approvals.
Note 2: cost estimates, bill of quantities for tenders, cost assessments, final accounts, etc. to be done by an independent registered quantity surveyor, if appointed.
Note3: a quantity surveyor is to be appointed by the client if HHARC is to perform Stages 4.2, 5 and 6.


CELL: +27 (0) 82 552 4494

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

P.O. Box 1389
Houghton 2041
South Africa

8:00 - 17:00

find us here



facebook icon