Veld Architects

Johannesburg, South Africa

Veld Architects, established in 2004 by principal Gillian Holl, has emerged as a pioneering force in the architecture industry. Specialising in the design of exclusive contemporary residences and selective projects, Veld Architects has garnered a reputation as a leader in the field. Their unique approach, rooted in core values of authenticity, integrity, and holism, sets them apart. Central to Veld Architects’ philosophy is “Hearth,” a concept where spaces are imbued with warmth, comfort, and a sense of belonging, fostering connection and shared experiences.

Gillian Holl

founder & director

Gillian Holl is the founder, professional architect, and director of Veld Architects. She is a thought leader in the industry, with her work published and awarded locally and globally. Gillian launched her architectural career in London, contributing to social housing projects. After returning to South Africa, she qualified as a professional architect and founded Veld Architects in 2004, specialising in residential and hospitality projects. She is passionate about mentorship and sustainable design; she champions young architects and advocates for nature conservation in the built environment, blending artistry and craftsmanship that is proudly South African.

Devan Ludick

professional architect

Devan Ludick is a professional architect with a Masters’s degree in Architecture, a postgraduate diploma in project management, and expertise in graphic design, project management, and drone photography. Devan is passionate about architecture and has four years of industry experience, primarily in residential architecture. He excels in smaller firm environments, where his responsibilities throughout project life cycles have honed his expertise. He is enthusiastic and dedicated, but above all, he is a follower of Jesus Christ, saved by grace.