Chikuhuhu - Architect - Belvedere South, Harare, Zimbabwe

Owen Chikuhuhu

Belvedere South, Harare, Zimbabwe



1. Production of Architectural conceptual designs and working drawings a of :

(i) Residential buildings that include:-
- Individual dwelling houses
- Cluster homes
- Flats and apartment buildings

(ii) Office buildings:-
- Multi storey office blocks
- Composite office blocks
- Office parks

(iii) Industrial buildings:-
- Bulk storage ware houses and sheds
- Factories
- workshops

(iv) Institutional buildings:-
- Schools
- Colleges
- Banks
- Hospitals and related health facilities
- Retirement homes

(v) Hospitality and catering:-
- Hotels
- Motels
- tourist resort centres
- Restaurants and canteens
- Chalets
- Conference centres and auditoriums
- Fast food courts

(vi) Transport related buildings and structures:-
- Service stations
- Truckers Inn
- Depots

(vii) Agro-industrial buildings:-
- Dairy milking parlour
- Milk processing plants
- Cattle sheds
- Poultry structures
- Tobacco handling structures

(viii) Sporting structures and facilities

(ix) Commercial buildings:-
- Retail shops and Shopping Malls

2. Design and Refurbishment of existing buildings

3. Design of Alterations and additions to existing buildings and structures

4. Production of building models (3’D’s).

5. Supervision and Inspection of construction projects in progress.

6. Landscaping consultants

7. Designing of building Interiors

8. Preparation of construction contract documents

9. Management of construction contract




Work History

Principal Architect

Gloar Design Team architects

WORK EXPERIENCE :Has had professional work experience in a number registered private architectural practices in Zimbabwe including the Harare municipality.
Has also had experience working in a non Zimbabwean environment in the following countries:

Ukrainian Holiday Resort Design Institute
Design of:
-holiday resort,
-landscape facilities;
-resort retreat guest lodges
-tourist leisure park layouts.

Kiev -Project Urban Designing Institute
Design of: -Micro urban Centres and residential built up areas and suburbs,
-residential town homes,
-middle and multistorey apartment buildings,
-shopping malls,
-office blocks,
-satellite clinics and hospitals

Worked on world bank financed capacity buildings including:
Designing of new pre-university secondary schools, prototype dormitories and refurbishment of existing schools in Maputo and Xai-Xai, Maputo province and Inhambane in Manica province.

In Zimbabwe he gained experience in a number of private architectural practices and the municipality where the following works were undertaken :

Design of -Three star hotel multi-storey office buildings
- Professional training college
- Shopping malls
- Churches
- Exhibition
- Motel and restaurant facilities
- Truck inn
- Residential houses




Project Title Client

Xai-Xai Pre-University GEPE.Ministry of Higher Education
Secondary School Mozambique
Proposed new Secondary School

Franscisco Manyanga Proto-type GEPE.Ministry of Higher Education
Dormitories Maputo-Mozambique Mozambique
Proposed new Students Dormitories

Chinotimba Post Office-Victoria Falls Post and Tele communications Zimbabwe

Proposed new Jerera Post Office Zaka Post and Tele communications Zimbabwe

Newlands Town House Development
Highlands- Harare
Proposed new garden flats

Reliance Marketing Reliance Marketing (Pvt)
Proposed refurbishments
of existing buildings
Corner 2nd/South Ave Harare.

Dovurwi Investments Cluster Housing Dovurwi Investments(Pvt)Ltd
Development Rhodene T/Ship. Masvingo

Charova Guest Lodge F. Charova
Proposed new Guest Lodge
Goromonzi Rural District Council

Columbia Engineering Columbia Engineering(Pvt) Ltd.
Office Block and
Factory Workshops-
Willowvale -Harare

Proposed new Office and industrial buildings
Chipindura Park Low Cost Tavon Development
Housing Scheme-Bindura Consultants (Pvt)Ltd.

Sloane Square Housing Solid Structures (Pvt) Ltd
Development Scheme-
Highlands -Harare

Mavhuradonha Evangelical Mission Mavhuradonha Evange Mission
Students Hostel
Proposed new students hostel
Mavhuradonha M't Darwin

Madzorera Rural Clinic Z.R.D.C Zvimba Rural District Council
Proposed new rural satellite clinic
Zvmba Rural District Council

Quinnington Cluster Housing Development
26 Quinnington Road
Borrowdale Harare

Prospect Motors Factory Work shops Solid Structures (Pvt) Ltd
Proposed new office and
Industrial buildings

Loxely College Loxely College (Pvt) Ltd
Proposed new private commercial college
Rydale Ridge Park Z.R.D.C

Welsh Garments Factory (Pvt) Ltd Welsh Garments (Pvt) Ltd
Proposed New Factory Shells ,
Commercial Offices

Carpet Kings Factory(Pvt) Ltd Carpet Kings (pvt) Ltd
Proposed Alterations and Additions
To the existing factory show room
Granite Side Harare

Pomona cluster housing development Ideal Housing (Pvt) Limited
Proposed new cluster house development

Proposed new church for
Universal Church of the Kingdom Universal Church of the Kingdom
of God- Congregation hall and offices
Corner Kwame Nkruma Ave and
Julius Nyerere

Broken Rock Supermarket
Proposed new Supermarket B. Mataure

Proposed Refurbishment of PSMAS Group

Premier Services Medical Aid Societty Prototype clinic
Premier Services Medical Aid Societty
Existing Buildings
-Medical laboratories
-Dental clinics
in Masvingo, Harare. Bulawayo,Chinhoyi and,Hwange

Dande Office Park Dande(pvt) limited
Proposed new office complex
Mount Pleasant –Harare

MIPF Cluster House Development Borrowdale Mining Industries Pension Fund
Proposed new cluster house development

Zimbabwe Council of Church Of Churches Zimbabwe Council of Church Of Churches
Development Complex Epworth
Proposed new
- Cluster houses
- Church
- Supermarket Complex
- 4 Storey Apartment block Complex
- Duplex Flats
- Administration Office Block

Lome kop Commercial Farm Establishments Lome kop Farm (pvt) Limited
Proposed new
- Tobacco barns
- Farm house
- Farm workers compound
- Warehouse
- Farm equipment Service Workshop
- General layout plan of farm infrastructure
- Farm produce retail store
- Cattle pens
- Pig sty
- Fowl-run
- Stock-feed processing and storage facilities

Bellaroma Trust Dairy Complex For ARDA Norton Estate
- Dairy cows milking parlour for 2000 dairy cows
- Warehouse
- Cattle holding pens
- Workshop
- Farm equipment Service Workshop
- Stock-feed processing and storage facilities
- Row milk storage facilities
- Cow sheds
- Dairy products showroom
- Administration office block
- Staff canteen
- Milk processing unit

Inn on the Dyke – Chipinge Inn on the Dyke
Proposed Hotel and Conference Centre

Victoria Falls Amusement Park
Proposed amusement park Development
- Theme Park
- Lodges
- Chalets
- Casino and Restaurant
- Medical Centre
- Open Air Theatre
- Hotel
- Caravan Park

Redline Securities Offices Redline Securities (pvt) limited
Proposed new office block for
Redline securities – Graniteside

Broken Rock Conference Centre B. Mataure
Proposed new conference centre and offices
Marlborough Harare

Wetherby House ZIMRE Group
Proposed Alterations and Addtions
To existing Office Building
55 Nelson Nandela Avenue

Powertel Offices ,Workshops and Warehouse PowerteL
Proposed New offices,workshop and warehouse
Corner Harare Drive and Willowvale Road Harare

Broken Will Investments Head offices Broken Will Investments (pvt) limited
Proposed New head office
Lot 230 Highlands Estate of Welmoed Harare

Public Service Commissions Centre Zimbabwe Public Service Commission
Twenty five storey Office Complex
Proposed Public Service Commissions Centre
Corner Hebert Chitepo Avenue /and Fifth Street

Nkambule and associates Thswane (Pretoria) Republic of South Africa
-Proposed new office block For Nkambule and associates Egineering Firm
Thswane (Pretoria) Republic of South Africa
-Proposed new guest loge for 2010 World Cup Tourist
-Proposed new 16 chalets
-Proposed new conference centre with auditorium for 150 delegate

The Salvation Army Howard Hospital
Proposed Alterations and Additions to Existing New Howard Hospital – Mazowe District

The Salvation Army Zimbabwe Territory
Proposed Convent ion Centre Ceres Avenue Waterfalls Harare
– For the Salvation Army Zimbabwe Territory

International Export Trading Company (Pvt) Ltd
Proposed Soya Beans Ware House and processing Factory Arlington Estate Hatfield Harare

Master show Investment(Pvt) Ltd
– Proposed New Cluster Houses – Victoria Drive – Newlands Harare

Fleetwood Investments (Pvt) Ltd
Proposed Shopping Mall for Fleetwood Investments (Private) Limited Stand Number 402 Gweru Township Gweru

Lumoni Investments (Pvt) Ltd
Proposed New Service Station and Food Court at Nyazura Makoni Rural District Council

Qualifications & Certifications

Bachelor Of Science Architectue ; Master Of Science Architectue ( Urban Designing,Landscaping Architecture)

Kiev Institute of Construction Engineers- Ukraine

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