About Barry Gould Architects

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BARRY GOULD ARCHITECTS is an architecture and design office based in the Elgin Valley, a rural area in the Overberg region, Western Cape, 80km east of Cape Town.

We are a General Architectural Practice that has undertaken 300+ projects that include:

  • RESIDENTIAL – from simple to high end, new built and alterations
  • COMMERCIAL – shops, offices, wineries and tasting rooms
  • COMMUNITY – crèches and schools

Our services focus on providing bespoke design solutions that touch on all aspects of the built environment – architecture, landscape and interiors.

We offer our services either as hourly paid consultants or on a project cost / percentage basis that follows the six work stages normally associated with an architectural project:

  1. Briefing
  2. Concept Design
  3. Design Development
  4. Technical Documentation – Local Authority Approval
    Technical Documentation – Construction
  5. Site Inspections
    Contract Administration & Cost Control*
  6. Close Out

*(for Contract Administration and Cost Control we prefer to rely on the assistance of a Quantity Surveyor)

We also offer house alterations and house makeover service.

Barry Gould Architects CC is a practice registered with the South African Institute of Architects.

Barry Gould (b. Germiston 1954) Principal.

BArch (UCT), Pr Arch, Member of the South African Institute of Architects.

Experience: 38 years post-graduation, mostly with small practices.


Wendy Jefferson (b. Umzinto 1959) Administrative Assistant and Draftsperson.

BSc (Botany & Entomology) University of Natal.

Experience: University of life, 7 years with BGA.


Isadore Middleway (b. Grabouw) Architectural Technologist.

National Diploma, Architectural Technology, Cape Peninsula University of Technology.

Experience: 6 years post-graduation with BGA.