Nic Kyriacos appointed managing director of Bentel Associates International

South Africa, Johannesburg - August 2008: Bentel Associates International (BAI) is proud to announce that senior director, Nic Kyriacos, has been appointed as managing director with immediate effect.

Kyriacos BSc ARCH, completed his schooling at Parktown Boys High in Johannesburg and is a graduate of the University of the Witwatersrand, Since 1998, with a strong belief that South African commercial design can compete with the best internationally, Kyriacos has played a significant role in the growth of BAI and its rise as an industry leader locally and internationally.

Known for his consistent design excellence as well his proficiency in understanding a client's business goals, Kyriacos' abilities are evident in the delivery of many successful project designs and solutions. His extensive experience includes a wide range of projects in South Africa and India and his high profile projects include the Bedford Square mixed-use development in Johannesburg, the ACSA Central Terminal Building at the OR Tambo airport, and Oberoi Mall, Ub City and the recently completed South City Mall in India.

Kyriacos is highly respected by his colleagues, peers and clients not only for his for his design skills but also for his modesty and his ability to be a good listener, leader and mentor. He has a great passion for functional and aesthetic commercial design and his talent, innovation and tenacity have enabled him to effectively deal with the multitude of challenges involved in designing successful additions to the built environment in South Africa and abroad.

"This is an extremely challenging position and carries many responsibilities. We wish Nic very success and assure him of our support in helping him to take our company forward to further growth and accomplishment," said Stephen Roberts, senior partner.

Since its inception in the 1960s, Bentel International Associates (BAI) has been one of South Africa's foremost pioneers of outstanding commercial architecture. More recently, the challenges of transformation and expansion into the international arena have served to increase its capabilities and expertise. The award-winning company has developed into a major multi-disciplinary design practice and has significantly contributed to the proud reputation of South African architecture both locally and internationally.

BAI is committed to excellent commercial design, and its achievements include major retail centres, and prestigious and commercially viable office, hotel and apartment buildings in southern Africa, West Africa, the Middle East and India. The company offers a wide range of specialist skills including commercial architectural design and development, property development consulting, master planning, project management, interior design, graphic design and store and retail tenant mix planning. Operating from offices in Johannesburg and Mumbai, a dedicated team of 120 architects and designers maintain a consistent focus on quality, functionality, aesthetics and the commercial viability of design whilst always respecting the context in which a building is situated.

For further information:

Bentel Associates International - Nic Kyriacos
Tel: (011) 884 7111
Fax: (011) 884 7110