Bio

Amanda Jane West Art, Switzerland


08/2008 – present

Visual Artist/ Mother


  • 2011 and 2012 exhibited at Haldegallerie in Widen AG.

  • 2017 Exhibition at Expats Expo.

  • 2020 Exhibition in Gstaad.

  • Studied German to B1, Swiss German A1 and Dutch B2


Amanda Jane West Art, Luxembourg


12/1997 – 07/2008

Visual Artist/ Art teacher/ Mother


  • Luxembourg offers a universal basic income to mothers who choose to stay home to care for their children. I chose this option.

  • Studied French to A2 level and Luxembourgish to advanced level.

  • Exhibited at “Show Your Art” as well as at the American Embassy in Luxembourg.

  • Designed and supervised construction of our home.

  • Taught art to an adult group and completed a number of commissions of oil paintings



KMH Architects, Cape Town, South Africa


07/1995 – 11/1997

Associate Partner

  • Design, working drawings and site supervision of Mount Nelson Hotel – Palm Avenue wing- alterations and additions.

  • Project architect of Red Cross Children’s Hospital at beginning of construction

Allan Marais Associates, Stellenbosch, South Africa


01/1991 –  06/1995

Associate Partner

  • Design and presentation of proposals for Kanonkop, Verdun and Brandwacht wine estates, as well as for Windhoek Country Club Resort, and Swakopmund Hotel and Entertainment Centre- now Legacy Hotels.

  • Design and presentation of a number of housing developments in Paradyskloof, Theewaterskloof and Die Boord,


Key accomplishments: Part of the design team that landed 3 large hotel projects, and promoted to Associate Partner

H.O.A. Shirley and Associates, Manzini, then Swaziland


07/1991 – 12/1991

Architect

  • Design and presentation of proposals for UNISWA and Trans World Radio

Geraghty Little & McCaffery, Durban, South Africa


01/1988 – 07/1990

Junior Architect

  • Design, working drawings and site supervision of House Stefanutti, M&R Mini Factories, and Ebonyfield Mini Factories

  • Professional Practice Exam for admission to the South African Institute of Architects,


Key accomplishments: Delivered projects on time and admitted to the SAIA.

EDUCATION & QUALIFICATIONS



Texas A&M, College Station, USA


1990-91

Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholarship for one year non degree study in Urban Design



University of Kwa Zulu Natal, Durban, South Africa  


1982-1987


B. Architecture


Key accomplishments:

Certificate of Merit 1983.

First Prize M&R Des Baker Awards 1986

First Prize Perm National Student Competition 1986




Publication in the KZN Institute of Architects Journal featuring the class of 82

https://www.kznia-journal.org.za/sites/default/files/final_saia-kzn_journal_3-2021.pdf