Elwyn Harlech-Jones is a Professional Architect, Construction Manager and Heritage Practitioner, involved in Private Practice and Academic Research for the last 40 years, having qualified with a Bachelor of Architecture at the University of Cape Town in 1972. Residing in Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape, where his main built work can be found as Retail Centres, Industrial Buildings and Residential Condominiums. His specialities including Heritage Conservation management and Academic research, Heritage related Architectural Building restoration and conservation Projects, Contract Dispute Resolution and on-site Construction Project Management Administration.
He has co-authored and taught an elective Training Course Module at the Environmental Learning Centre at Rhodes University to accredit Heritage Practitioners. He has undertaken a Professional Structured Candidacy Workplace Review Program for Architectural Interns and Candidates upgrading to Professional status for the Council for the Built Environment (CBE) and the Eastern Cape Department of Public Works (ECDPW), and acted as an Assessor for Candidates upgrading to Professional status for the South African Council for the Project and Construction Management Professions (SACPCMP).
He has served on the SACAP Educational Validation Panel of Experts, ensuring Schools of Architecture and Planning meet the UNESCO/Union of International Architects (UIA) Charter for Architectural Education and Professional Standards. He is also a serving Member of the SACAP Professional Practice Exam (PPE) Task Team, ensuring candidates educational competencies measure against applicable standards. He has delivered academic Papers at and attended numerous International Conferences overseas, including India, Sri Lanka, the United Kingdom and in South Africa and taught at Schools of Architecture in Port Elizabeth and Mumbai, India. He is a well-known Artist with works found in many galleries, homes and corporate offices.