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Malcolm Worby Designs is an award-winning design consultation firm that specialises in the design of natural, sustainable, and environmentally friendly buildings.

Established in 1980 as an architectural design firm, Malcolm Worby Designs has designed many different types and styles of  buildings in various countries in the world, including custom residences, hotel projects, restaurants,  shops, small office buildings, building additions, renovations, as well as affordable homes for the poor and homeless. Some of these projects have been  featured on television programmes, and  in magazine articles and on both sides of the Atlantic.

Clients have come  from all walks of life, including the film and music  industries, CEO’s of major corporations, sports personalities,  internationally acclaimed chefs, doctors, business executives,  investment bankers, retirees, as well as currently providing  consulting and training through the Homeless And Poor People’s Initiative (HAPPI) for NGO's, Government Departments, Charities, etc. working with low income family  housing and community build projects in South Africa, Malawi, and Mozambique.

Since 2003 Malcolm Worby Designs has concentrated fully on offering consultation services in sustainable and natural building and energy design to governments, organisations, professionals, and individuals.

Various natural and sustainable building  methods, materials, and technology are recommended, designed, and specified for a project, depending on suitability, including materials such as adobe  (mud brick), cob, rammed earth, stone, straw bale, sandbag, lime and gypsum plaster, etc, as well as the more conventional types, such as brick, masonry and wood or timber frame.

Energy efficient  and sustainable systems including passive and active  solar heating and cooling, solar water heating, photovoltaic,  geothermal energy, wind generators, rainwater harvesting, grey water recycling, and  waterless/composting toilets which be incorporated into a design if and where appropriate.

Malcolm has given talks and presentations on Natural & Sustainable Building and Energy at Conferences, Universities and other educational establishments, to Government Departments, Corporations, Municipalities, etc, in various parts of the world. 

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Projects

Following are a list of  clients and projects, with locations, in rough chronological order. The list is divided into ‘Full Architectural Services’ and ‘Consulting Services’.

FULL ARCHITECTURAL SERVICES:

Jack Stamm Residence, Santa Fe, New  Mexico.

Mr. & Mrs B. Kalman Residence, La  Tierra, New Mexico.

Roger Hanks Guest House, Santa Fe,  New Mexico.

El Rey Inn Office, Santa Fe, New  Mexico.

Wendy Haig Residence, Tierra de Oro,  New Mexico.

Mr. & Mrs. G. Jones Residence,  Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Mr. & Mrs. R. Mann Residence,  Roswell, New Mexico.

El Rey Inn Poolside Units, Santa Fe,  New Mexico.

Mr. & Mrs. M. Sadlier Residence,  Tierra Nueva, New Mexico.

Pink Adobe Restaurant Addition,  Santa Fe, New Mexico

Mr. & Mrs. J. Lindner Residence,  Kauai, Hawaii.

Dr. & Mrs. R. Briggs Residence, La  Tierra, New Mexico.

Billy F. Gibbons Residence, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Jake Scott Residence, Kauai, Hawaii

Mr. & Mrs. L. Deal  Residence, Tierra de Oro, New Mexico.

Pink Adobe Restaurant Bar  Addition, Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Rosalea Murphy Residence  Addition, Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Dr. & Mrs. T. Dilday  Residence, Tierra de Oro, New Mexico.

Dr. & Mrs. P Stoesz  Residence, Salva Tierra, New Mexico.

Mr. & Mrs. M. Shepherd  Residence, Vista Redonda, New Mexico.

Mr. & Mrs. M. Sadlier  Residence, Punta Meta, Mexico.

Casa Fina, retail shop,  Santa Fe, New Mexico

Mr. & Mrs. B. Pinion  Residence, Las Dos, New Mexico.

Mr. & Mrs. G. Sadler  Residence, Maui, Hawaii.

Terry  Hermeling  Residence, Kauai, Hawaii.

Mr. & Mrs. J. Dreisbach  Residence, Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Mr. & Mrs. D. Cohen  Residence, Kauai, Hawaii.

Dr. & Mrs. G. Holloway  Residence, Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Mark Miller Residence,  La Tierra, New Mexico.

El Rey Inn Breakfast Room,  Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Mr. & Mrs. J. Harter  Residence, Kauai, Hawaii.

Mr. & Mrs. D. Woodard  Residence, Salva Tierra, New Mexico.

Mr. & Mrs. T. White  Residence, Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Mr. W. Dunn & Ms. J. Kennedy  Residence, Arroyo Hondo, New Mexico.

Cimarron Ranch, Montrose,  Colorado.

Goose Downs Riding Stables and Horse Farm, Galisteo, New Mexico.

Mr. & Mrs. R. Young  Residence, Sunlit Hills, New Mexico.

Mr. & Mrs. T. May Residence,  Kauai, Hawaii.

Dr. & Mrs. G. Cox Residence,  Las Dos, New Mexico.

Mr. & Mrs. R. Best  Residence, Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Mr. & Mrs. G. Sadler  Residence, Los Vaqueros, New Mexico

Mr. & Mrs. E. Bell  Residence, Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Mr. & Mrs. I. Worby  Residence addition & remodel, Barnstaple, Devon.

El Rey Inn Courtyard Units,  Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Billy F. Gibbons  Residence, Hollywood, California.

Mr. & Mrs. N. Smith  Residence, Sonoma, California.

Mr. & Mrs. C. Harrison  Residence, Tierra Nueva, New Mexico.

Mr. M. Morrison & Ms. T.  Pierce Residence, Salva Tierra, New Mexico.

Mr. & Mrs. J. Harris  Residence, Tierra Preciosa, New Mexico.

Mr. & Mrs. D. Goin  Residence, Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Les  Berkowitz  Residence, Estrellas de Tano, New Mexico.

Dr. & Mrs. E. Hui Residence,  Las Campanas, New Mexico.

Mr. & Mrs. M. Pierce  Residence, Paso Robles, California.

Jackie & Peter Stokes  Residence, Shaldon, Devon..

Mark Swilling & Eve  Anneke Residence, Lynedoch, Western Cape, South Africa.

No-Ofisi School,  Bulungula, Eastern Cape, South Africa.

Christian Brothers Centre Solar Units, Stellenbosch, Western Cape, South Africa.

Ibba Girls Boarding School Phase I, Ibba, South Sudan.

PPHPZ  Pre-natal Sandbag Drop-in Centre, Mongu, Zambia

                             Christian Brothers Centre 6-Bedroom & Renewable Energy Building,                              Stellenbosch, Western Cape, South Africa.

iShack, Enkanini Informal Settlement, Stellenbosch, Western Cape, South Africa. 

Red Earth Teachers’ Resource Centre & Nursery School, Masindi, Uganda.

Ibba Girls Boarding School Phase II, Ibba, South Sudan.

                                              iShack Resource Centre, Enkanini informal township,                                                    Stellenbosch, Western Cape, South Africa.

Jan Watkinson Residence, Raithby, Western Cape, South Africa

Christian Brothers Centre Earthships, Stellenbosch, Western Cape, South Africa

iShack 3, Enkanini Informal Settlement, Stellenbosch, Western Cape, South Africa..

Ibba Girls Boarding School Phase III, Ibba, South Sudan.

Christian Brothers Centre Meditation Centre, Stellenbosch, Western Cape, South Africa

iShack 4, Kayamandi Township, Stellenbosch, Western Cape, South Africa.

Ibba Girls Boarding School Phase IV, Ibba, South Sudan.

Mr & Mrs. J. Brom Residence, Observatorty, Cape Town, South Africa.

Christian Brothers Centre Seminar Buiiding, Stellenbosch, Western Cape, South Africa.

Mr & Mrs N. Slann Residence, Somerset West, Western Cape, South Africa

Christian Brothers Classrooms & Dining Hall, Stellenbosch, Western Cape, South Africa..

Gilligan & Billy F. Gibbons Residence, Las Vegas, Nevada.

 'Thank You’ to all those who worked for Malcolm Worby Designs during the ‘Santa Fe years’, whose diligence,  hard work, and attention to detail helped get the jobs out to bid on time. 

Cindy Urban; Sarah Combs; Helen Borrego;  Durette Candito; Robert Guschewsky; Laura VanAmburgh; Robert Penrod; Michael Bodelson;

CONSULTING SERVICES:

Sustainability  Institute: Subsidy Housing Project, Lynedoch, Western Cape

STIAS, University of  Stellenbosch, Western Cape. (Van Biljong & Visser)

Ubunthu Retreat,  Atlantis, Western Cape.

Cape Mountain Retreat,  Villiersdorp, Western Cape.

MAT, McGregor, Western Cape

Ian & Ina McDonald  Residence, Wakkerstroom, Mpumalanga.

Spier Wine Estate, Renovation of old Manor House

1200 Affordable Housing Units, Lilongwe &  Blantyre, Malawi. (CCODE)

PTSSC building, Athlone, Cape Town. (Makeka Design Laboratory/Jakupa Architects)

Johnson Residence,  McGregor, Western Cape.

No-Ofisi School,  Bulungula, Eastern Cape.

Sustainability Institute: Creche Building, Lynedoch, Western Cape.

 Smitswinkel Tented Camp, Cape Point. (Makeka Design Laboratory)

University of Stellenbosch, De Beer Street Offices and Lecture Hall.

Spier Wine Tasting Centre, Spier, Lynedoch, Western Cape. (Alison Channing Architect)

Brent Residence, Lynedoch Eco Village, Lynedoch, Western Cape.

Roodebergkloof Farm, Garies, Northern Cape. (Jakupa Architects)

Jakkalskloof Farm, Swellendam, Western Cape.

Breede Valley Hospice, Robertson, Western Cape.

Lynedoch Eco Village Affordable Housing Pilot Project, Lynedoch, Western Cape.

Somerset College, Somerset West, Western Cape.

Lisa Steyn Residence, Lynedoch Eco Village, Stellenbosch

Membury Kennels, Stellenbosch, Western Cape

Hartenberg Wine Estate, Stellenbosch, Western Cape

 

I would like to  extend a big 'Thank You' to all my clients without whom none of this  would have been possible, and my life would not have been as fun, or as  interesting.