Andre Olwagen

Staff Architect | M&L Project Evaluator
EMI Global
Joined EMI: February 2018
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Professional Training & Experience

André finished his BTech: Architectural Technology Degree in 2009 after 5 years of study.

In 2010 he started his career in a small practice based in Windhoek, Namibia, - specialising in medium to upmarket housing. Whilst there he accepted a job offer in a medium sized office in the Gulf of Thailand. Projects ranged from new resorts, a new city to a contemporary art museum (Design Competition) all within South East Asia. From there he moved back to Cape Town where he worked in a number of small firms, settling in a timber architecture specialist office for four years. 
André's heart for architecture changed drastically and felt a deep desire to do architecture that will bring hope and inspiration to others. Through a number of conversations with friends and a talk by EMI he landed up on a project trip in Managua, Nicaragua, where he encountered Gods heart for people, family, community and himself. 
He is now part of the EMI SA staff.

Ministry Experience

His home church is Signal in Cape Town. 
He enjoys the day to day living out the gospel and walking with others in the process. He presses on in the adventures with God.
He is passionate about people encountering God and people experiencing breakthrough. 


André is the middle child of 3 in a family of five. Both his siblings live in Cape Town with his retired parents almost 2.5 hours away.