About Studio KONSTRUK

KONSTRUK, an architectural firm that brings together all forms of design and graphics. To KONSTRUK the built environment from seed thought to finished product.

Architecture, Project management, interior, furniture, graphic design, website development and digital representation, with a research component. KONSTRUK offers turnkey solutions to businesses from branding, web development, office planning and building design.

Highly specialised in healthcare, green buildings, residential and community-based projects. KONSTRUK is passionate about creating opportunities for a new and better future for all in South Africa, Africa and globally.

The KONSTRUK team includes JD Eksteen and Dr Jako Nice, who are skilled creatives with years of experience. They are recognized postgraduate educators, national and provincial advisors and internationally published researchers. They share a passion for the great outdoors and recognize the GOD given value of each person.

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Dr Nice

Dr. Jako Nice professional architect and researcher with 15 years experience. Dr Nice specialises in healthy buildings and healthcare infrastructure, architecture and engineering approaches to infection control for surface and airborne contagion in the built environment, and the microbiology of the built environment (MoBE). Furthermore, he is involved in Alternative building Technologies (ABT) implementation and sustainable buildings.

He has worked both in South Africa and internationally on a broad range of projects: residential, commercial, hospitality, healthcare and religions buildings. He is an author of numerous norms and standards guidelines for healthcare infrastructure, peer reviewed publications and invited conference speaker. He is masters’ year student supervisor and holds a doctorate degree in architecture at the University of Pretoria on MoBE investigating building microbiomes and architecture through applied spatial analytics aimed at reducing healthcare-associated infections (HAI).

Dr Nice has a passion for people, not only their health, but improving their economic and social environment. He has served on various community boards and initiative, has a degree in theology and pastored churches, but also actively involved in improving the lifes of people serving a director in a NPO the 4th Musketeer.

Mr Eksteen

JD Eksteen is a qualified Interior Designer (Inscape Education Group) and Business Development Specialist focussing on Innovation and Entrepreneurship. He specialises in Residential, Retail and Hospitality Design and has been involved in design/build (BOT) projects for the last 15 years with a focus on sustainable building methods, processes and materials. He is part of several Community Development organisations that build projects around communities and families throughout South Africa. He completed his MBA at Regent University in Virginia, USA.

He has worked in the Design, Education and Business Management industries for the past 18 years and focusses on green and sustainable design. He currently lectures at Vega School Pretoria in Interior Design and Business Management. He is involved with Honours students as a lecturer and supervisor.

JD treasures all aspects of teaching others and sharing his knowledge and insight with students. He is passionate about creating healthy environments and the future of design. He is involved in various NPO’s where the ultimate goal is to improve the lives of others by equipping, teaching and creating opportunities for self-sustainability. JD honours turning visions of greatness into spaces that enfolds your thoughts.