Jun 12, 2024

Aplin Martin Welcomes Gerda Geldenhuys

Aplin Martin is thrilled to announce the addition of Gerda Geldenhuys as Lead Architect.

Born and raised in South Africa, Gerda earned her Bachelor of Architecture at the University of Pretoria, and after a few years in the local workforce, she took an opportunity to work with HKR Architects in Dublin, Ireland. Over the next three years, she gained comprehensive experience in Europe before relocating to Canada in 2003, where she took up a position as an architectural technologist with MCMP Architects.

Following the arrival of two kids, she started a design firm focused on the single-family residential market, allowing her to spend more time with her young family for a few years. In 2012, she returned to MCMP Architects to continue a long and fruitful relationship. In 2016, she registered with the AIBC and was promoted first to Associate and then Senior Associate. In addition to multiple management functions, Gerda contributed to and led several large-scale, complex, mixed-use projects in the lower mainland and Victoria. Her experience boasts significant retail and commercial projects as well as an extensive residential portfolio, including affordable housing projects with BC Housing and CMHC. Notable projects included Vancouver Center II, 155 Water Street, 510 Seymour, Hudson House, Phase D of King George Hub, and 622 SW Marine Drive. In 2022, Gerda joined Henriquez Partners Architects as Director of Architecture, where she managed a number of mixed-use projects spanning a variety of projects and housing types.

With calm determination and a focus on efficiency and service, we are excited to have Gerda's experience and leadership to the multi-disciplinary environment of Aplin Martin to help establish and expand the architectural division.