Deon studied Architecture at TUKS, completed and obtained a BArch degree from UOFS. Deon has a passion for design, to create spaces for people to live and work in, which will enable the user to excel in personal fulfilment, productivity and effectivity.
After graduation, Deon worked as Architect for the City of Pretoria. During this time, he designed, prepared sketch plan, submission plans, working drawings and managed various projects ranging from Park Depots, Taxi Ranks, low-cost housing. Deon started his own practice in 1998, and also went into the restaurant industry. Because of time constraints, he was very selective of the projects he took on.
His first nomination for an award of excellence was for the SA Natural Project Head Office in Drummond. Deon also designed various houses in Dunkirk, Hillcrest, Kloof, Ballito. His passion for development of Island Resorts commenced in 2008, and he designed various resorts in Maldives, and met with the Maldivian Government in 2009, 2011, presenting and negotiating lease durations. He also had the opportunity to design schools, and specialized projects like a Pharmaceutical Production Plant.
In 2015, Deon was offered an Architect and Managers position at The Creative Axis Architects in Umhlanga, where he manages the Umhlanga branch. He fulfils the role as Architect, manager and PA for various corporate projects ranging from Police Stations, Warehouses, Laboratories, workshops, houses, Campus Upgrades, Office blocks, among other.
The latest work comprises of upmarket residential housing, and resort developments in Maldives. Deon is registered with SACAP, SAIA and KZNIA.