Letitia Badenhorst-Van Zyl (Professional Senior Architectural Technologist)
Owner of the Company and Managing the Witbank and Pretoria Office

The doors of PRLB DESIGNS cc was officially opened on 1 July 2005 at her residence. She was the only employee, fulfilling the task of designing beautiful homes and office spaces, creating new life to existing boring houses, prepare fully detailed documentation for contractors to build from, dealing with the Local Authorities and working closely with other consultants.

Letitia is registered with SACAP (South African Council for the Architectural Profession) Registration Number ST0360. She was on the committee for Higher Education and the committee for Communications for SACAP, she is also registered with SAIAT (The South African Institute for Architectural Technologists) of which she has been a member for 21 years. Registration Number 70535. She was the Vice-President for the year 2005-2006 and was an Executive Member of the National Committee 2008 and a Regional Representative for the Mpumalanga Region in 2009. Letitia has 25 years’ experience in the Architectural field.

Meet our Team



Jacqueline (Jackie) joined the company on the 16th of November 2011as our Personal Assistant. Jacqueline matriculated in 1993 at Reyno Ridge High School. She completed a National Diploma for Secretarial Course in Computer Practice N6 at the Technical College of Witbank from July 1994 to November 1995. She started work at the Sheriff’s Office in Witbank from May 1996 until June 2005 where she worked as a secretary. She went on working for Krügel Heinsen Inc. Attorneys from July 2005 until February 2007 as a Conveyancing Typist.

She moved to Secunda where she joined a Contractors company on Sasol Site from March 2008 until 2011 as a Site Secretary for the Project Manager and as a clerk of the QA / QC – Quantity Control Department. Jackie assist the clients and employees with a very warm heart and a friendly face.

Jacqueline Reynell

Personal Assistant & Office Manager


Wicus joined the company on contract basis as a draughts person in 2009 up until 2013. He has already worked for various architectural firms, started working in 2003, Wicus has 17 years’ experience. Wicus started studying at the Tshwane University of Technology in 2014 and obtained his Baccalaureus diploma in Architectural Technology in 2017.

Wicus is now employed on contract basis as a Professional Senior Architectural Technologist. Wicus is registered with SACAP and his registration number is PSAT24714233. Wicus registered with SAIAT in April 2019 his registration number is 32906

Wicus Warnich

Professional Senior Architectural Technologist


Karen joined the company on a sub-contract basis in January 2019 and it was decided in August 2019 to incorporate the White River Office.

Karen matriculated in 1982 at Witbank High School. Karen passed matric with University entrance exemption. Karen studied at Witwatersrand Technikon from 1983 – 1986 and obtained a National Diploma (Architecture) IN 1987.

Karen has 33 years’ experience in the Architectural field. Drawings, site supervision and contract administration. Karen is registered with SACAP and her registration number is PSAT 1889. Karen is registered with SAIAT, her registration number is 32967.

Karen Jane Pickering

Professionsal Senior Architectural Technolgist
Managing the White River office


Nijinka obtained her B.Arch degree at the University of Pretoria on 4 December 1996, she finished her Architect-in-training at Richter & Malan Architects in Emalahleni Dec. 1998. Nijinka registered as a Professional Architect on 26 January 2000. Nijinka started as chief architect in her own practice as sole proprietor January 2000 and have been practicing ever since. She has 20 years’ experience. Nijinka is registered with SACAP and her registration number 6177.

Nijinka is also registered with SAIAT, her registration number is 32554. Nijinka joined forces in association with PRLB DESIGNS CC in August 2019.

Nijinka Bobet Botes

Professional Architect
Working in association together