Born and raised in Cape Town, South Africa. Following primary and secondary school, Candida studied at Cape Peninsula University of Technology toward her National Diploma in Architectural Technology which was completed in 2011. During this time (Dec 2007 – Dec 2009) she worked as an intern at ACG Architects and Development Planners before completing diploma at the end of 2011. To further experience in a dynamic office and also explore options in interior design she therefore worked at Jenny Mills Architecture and Interiors. Here too being in a small to medium design studio allowed alot of personal growth and development. She spent 2013 in the Netherlands as an au pair using this experience as an opportunity to travel through Europe. This has been one of the best experiences integrated and learning a new language, discovering new cultures, and so forth. Once returning to South Africa she completed her Bachelor Degree in Interior Design. This therefore merges her experience in Architecture with her love for design and interiors.

2019 – Currently: Jenny Mills Architects & Interiors
Senior Interior Designer

2018 – Currently: Leon Saven Design
Senior Interior Designer – Projects in South Africa, UK and Hungary.

2015 – 2018: Jenny Mills Architects & Interiors
Senior Interior Designer

2016 – Cape Peninsula University of Technology
Part-time Lecturer (April to June)
Subject: Making “Construction and Detailing”

2014 – 2015: ACG Architecture & Development Planners
Senior Interior Designer

2014: Cape Peninsula University of Technology
Bachelor of Interior Design

2013: Bianca’s Au Pairs / Au Pair International
Au Pair in the Netherlands

2011 – 2012 Jenny Mills Architects & Interiors
Junior Architectural Technologist

2009 – 2010 ACG Architecture & Development Planners
Student Intern

2007 – 2011 : Cape Peninsula University of Technology
National Diploma Architectural Technology

Travelling in Amsterdam Netherlands

Design Philosophy

Design inspired by context and sense of place

Sense of place
A lasting memory should be created of the experiences within a building and the experiences which evoke emotions.

Harmonious balance between context, functions and building, which should enhance the site.

Design characteristics
Design functional spaces. Designers are to break boundaries. Building should represent timeless design. Each building should tell its own story and be unique with a distinctive personality.


• 2D & 3D Modelling Software: AutoCad, Revit, Sketchup, and ArchiCad

3D Rendering Software: Revit, and 3DS Max

Image Editing Software: Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, and Lightroom.