In an hour-long show with Dave Nemeth, Bob discusses the pride that the Boogertman + Partners team feel in being ranked 98th in the BD World Architecture Top 100 2020. He explores what it feels like to revisit iconic projects like 1 Discovery Place located in Sandton, Johannesburg “People use the building in ways you could never imagine.”

The discussion ranges from the growth of the practice internationally to the increasing scope of design activities architects now engage in. On adapting to the changing role of the architect and how the practice’s experimental multi-disciplinary research and design studio FuturePart is furthering the understanding of architectural practice, Bob highlights the importance of process. “It is all about the meaning in the making and it is an intuitive process. Start and something will come up. You have to work at it.” For him, this highlights the importance for young graduates to hone their conceptual design and drawing skills as opposed to relying on software. “It is all about ideas, and I would rather have someone bringing fresh thinking into the team.”