P.O Box 3177
Knysna 6570
South Africa
Tel +27 44 382 7392
  Welcome to our

Donald Brink:

Don has always had an inherent sense of design and has a very inventive mind. He is the force behind the new and innovative designs and ideas that we have produced over the years and will be producing in the future. He has a strong bond with the earth and is concerned about touching it lightly and giving as much back to mother nature as possible. He is the genius behind the design of the ModPod.

Tracey Mills-Brink:

Tracey has always liked order in her life and enjoys making sure that all our projects run as smoothly as possible. She gets involved in the drawing up and detailing of all our projects to ensure that there is enough information to produce a successful project. She is a strong force on site and manages to form strong relationships with anyone involved with the project thereby making sure that everyone is working towards the same ultimate goal of providing our clients with the best end product. She even goes as far as helping our clients to choose the right type of fabrics and furniture for their ultimate enjoyment, ensuring that the soft furnishings reflect the sense of space incorporated in our designs.

The Company:

Tradon Architects cc started out in 1998 in Knysna with Tracey and Donald (abbreviated and merged to form the name Tradon). In 2001, friend and associate Jacques Cronje joined the firm to form Tradon Architects and Consultants cc. Jacques is qualified in building management and is registered as a Senior Architectural Technologist with the South African Council for the Architectural Profession. He has a lot of experience in the timber building industry and broadened our knowledge and experience immensely. Jacques left Tradon Architects and Consultants cc in August 2007 and the business evolved into Tradon Architects and Consultants cc t/a Brink Architects.

Our standard full service includes:

- Design Concept and Sketch Plans including basic 3D models of the concept within the specific site.
- Budget Estimates.
- Design Development including elements of energy efficiency to reduce long term running costs, sustainability and the overall impact on the environment.
- Drawings and Documentation for Local Authority approval.
- Construction Details and Documentation.
- Tender documentation and advice on the award of the Building Contract.
- Contract Documentation, Site Inspections and Contract Administration.

Additional services we provide include:

- 3D Presentations, including animated 'walkthroughs' and 'fly-by's'.
- Advice and Assistance with Soft Furnishings and Household Contents.
As the majority of our residential clients are based overseas or up-country, we are geared towards long distance relationships. This is especially true in terms of handling all aspects of contract administration with regular email updates with photographs of the progress on site.

Who we are:

The partners in the firm are Donald Brink - B.Arch (UPE) MSACAP (C. Arch) and Tracey Mills-Brink - B.Arch (UPE) MSACAP (Pr.Arch). Don and Tracey both graduated with a Bachelor in Architecture at the University of Port Elizabeth in 1995. Don worked for SH Walters & Associates Architects after graduating and Tracey worked with Stauch Vorster Architects in Durban during the holidays and then with Grant Johnson Associates in Knysna after graduating. They started the practice as Tradon Architects cc together in 1998 and were joined by Jacques Cronje in 2001 when it became Tradon Architects & Consultants cc. Jacques left the company in August 2007 and it became Tradon Architects & Consultants cc t/a Brink Architects. Don's specialty is conceptual design, 3D computer modeling and presentation and inventions. Tracey, who is the principle architect of the firm, handles all aspects of design and contract administration. She is currently on the Knysna Town Council's Aesthetics and Heritage Committee as well as the Pezula Private Estate Design Review Committee.


We specialise in the following services: Professional Architect’s Standard Services, 3D Rendering Packages, Solar Systems Advice and Incorporation in Design, Natural Earth as a Building Material, Energy Saving Devices Advice and Design, Passive Solar Design.
We cover the following areas: Garden Route in general including Knysna, George, Oubaai, Mossel Bay, Stilbaai, Swellendam, Plettenberg Bay, Jeffrey’s Bay, Port Elizabeth.