Who we are
Live Designs is a 100% black, female owned company, by N Mngomezulu who has about 10 years working experience in the architectural industry.
Our works are focused on Architectural Professional Services where we provide a full scope of architectural services and some other closely related services within the creative and construction sector.
Live Designs was registered in 2006 and has engaged on a wide variety of work in and around the creative industry.
We are a creative hub, with big dreams and strategies for expansion.
We take our role in the growth of our country development seriously, particularly in the talented youth, and the exploration of its potential. In our goals as propellers of youth development, we formalise close working relationships between Live Designs and other small, medium scale, and large independent entities, companies and organisations.
Through our works and projects, we create links for empowerment, education and skills development, employment, business growth and social upliftment by focusing on the current needs of today's world.
As an apolitical and inclusive company, our goals are those that are aligned with South Africa’s economic and social development.
Our intentions are on continuously uplifting those we affiliate with, and also attracting and building good relations focused on the growth of Live! Designs into an internationally recognized company known for its outstanding work.
Our mission is to find innovative, people centered, ethical, new ways of how architecture can respond to specific user needs. Driven by the minimum standard of excellence, we maximise impact.
To be leaders of an architecture that transforms, rejuvenates and betters the lives of its users, driven by the passion to bring life.
Live Designs a strong policy of social responsibility. We believe in giving back to the community and serving in any possible way. From time to time, the practice has undertaken pro bono and discounted fees work for deserving charities, welfare, cultural, NPO’s ,community and religious organizations.
We also consistently commit percentages of our income into organizations that are key in developing people, and taking action combating poverty and other real life challenges faced in local communities.
We promote the ongoing training and development of all staff. Our staffing is structured to facilitate in-house training and research. Staff are encouraged to improve their skills on an on-going basis to elevate themselves within the practice and within the industry.
With the progressive growth of the company, we aim to harvest students that can be enrolled in our mentorship program for interns. These interns will be taken through an orientation and placed under the supervision of a senior staff technologist of our company for further ongoing training. This not only contributes to the producing of our next generation of professionals, but it is also a manner of giving back and uplifting our society. Based on our key belief of building leaders.
In keeping with our affirmative action policy, we are committed to adhering to the Affirmative Action programme at all levels of its organization. Our staff is composed predominantly of previously disadvantaged persons (PDI’s) and has a strategy of hiring students from disadvantaged backgrounds to complete their experiential training.