Thulani Vuyo Kuzwayo

Design Strategy Lead

Thulani Vuyo Kuzwayo is the Design Strategy lead at PaperThinkLAB — a boutique regenerative design firm. His role involves the development and implementation of the company’s design methodology anchored on human-centered design and systems thinking. Some of the projects currently underway include a green multi-unit residential building, Green Building consulting work on a 33,000sqm commercial office, a private residence seeking Living Building Challenge certification and scoping work for a sustainability rating tool for existing homes. The defining feature of the firm’s work is trans-disciplinarity which is enabled by his blended knowledge and experience in architecture, business and sustainability.

Thulani is an experienced Sustainability professional who has worked for international architecture firms and served as the WorldGBC Africa Regional Network Chairperson, participated on various government advisory committees and worked directly in green building tool development, operation and management. He is a board member of EcoStandard South Africa (an NGO) holding the Business Development portfolio. He is one of the Living Future South Africa Collaborative Facilitators and Ambassadors. He makes time for using documentary photography essays to tell the story of the built environment of local and international places he gets to visit, focusing on the impacts of and responses to climate change, social and environmental concerns.