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George Elphick was born in 1958 in Harrismith, South Africa. He earned a Bachelor of Architecture (1982) at the University of Natal and is also a Emma Smith Art Scholar and Le Sueur Scholar, both post graduate travelling scholarships for design excellence. He established a private practice in 1987 and became one of the founding partners of epa in 1989. He has served as design critic for five national universities over a 25 year period. Completed projects over a 30 year period have included the design and implementation of large corporate offices, mixed use developments and high rise apartments, as well as numerous private residential and interior design commissions spread across seven African countries.
epa was conceived as a group of practices to deliver a flexible, agile and resilient architectural service to a wide network of clients with a vision to create quality design solutions that offer enduring and appropriate outcomes. With intent to be recognised for producing exceptional and delightful pieces of architecture, every project is carefully innovated to engender added value to be a positive and responsible contributor to society and the built environment.
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The sustainability agenda frames a global imperative to create environmentally friendly and responsible buildings and this is fully embraced by epa as a pivotal consideration in the design of each project. Passive and active interventions are seen to be fundamental in driving optimised design solutions and are engaged at many levels. epa is a corporate member of the GBCSA and has undertaken numerous Greenstar rated buildings, and constantly strives to deliver practical and effective sustainability endeavours.