About TCN

Our Background


The company was established in the former Transkei in 1987.  TCN Architects cc was formed in August 1996 as a close corporation taking over from the partnership Tickle Chambers du Toit & Associates who started practising in 1989. Incorporating the practice allowed for the inclusion of staff members in the ownership of the company.

TCN Architects cc Head Office is based in Mthatha, Eastern Cape and the East London branch commenced operations during January 2007 in our continued efforts to provide excellence to the Eastern Cape region.

TCN Architects cc is one of the few architectural firms which has its head office in Mthatha.  We have had association with offices in other regions,  but the practice has always primarily worked on projects in this region.

TCN Architects cc has developed Privately Financed projects in conjunction with local land owners for a number of years. We have completed in excess of 30 privately funded developments on leased land owned by local businessmen and we have recently completed 10 development projects, bringing valuable investment to towns like Mthatha; Butterworth; Centani; Mount Frere; Port St. Johns; Flagstaff; Mbizana; Dutywa; Lusikisiki  and Ngcobo.

Our Private Client base is mostly Transkei based businessmen and we have shown our commitment to the region by investing in our own office and residences in Mthatha. Our firm has been involved in many prestigious projects in Mthatha and has been awarded a number of design awards and prizes.

We pride ourselves in being the leading architectural practice in our region.


The office has an ongoing training programme for local students, and a bursary fund is accessible for Architectural students from this area.

Our efforts in this field has borne fruit by the fact that we have trained:

  • 7 Students who have qualified as Architects
  • 5 Candidate Architects who have qualified as Professional Architects
  • 13 Students who have qualified as Senior Architectural Technologists
  • 10 Students who have qualified as Architectural Technologists
  • 1 Site Agent

At the present we have an Architectural student completing studies and joining the practice for holiday work and in-service training. Our technical staff is assisted by students from Technikons, who join the office for in-service training and practical experience.  We have two Technicians and two Architects in Training on our staff gaining their relevant qualifications in their disciplines.


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