The name Agora comes from the Greek word, meaning “open place of assembly, or “meeting place”. The best known of them all is the one in Athens, just at the foot of the Akropolis. The more well known Latin version of the word is Forum, which means exactly the same.

Agora Architecture was established in 1986 in order to engage in the development and redevelopment of residential, commercial and industrial properties in the North West of Botswana.

Agora Architecture is related to Agora Properties (Pty) Ltd. (incorporated in 1988), and Agora Projects (Pty) Ltd. (incorporated in 1995), together forming the Agora Group, and has been involved in the planning and implementation of numerous property development projects throughout Botswana, being most active in the north: Maun, Ghanzi, Gumare, Shakawe, and Kasane.

Agora Architecture draws on in depth knowledge and experience in all aspects of property in the North West District through its tie-in with Agora Properties and Agora Projects, and their extensive involvement in this market over the past 30 years.


"I don't build in order to have clients. I have clients in order to build." Ayn Rand





Architect, Building Engineer, Estate Agent, Property Valuer, Project Manager

MSc Arch & Bldg Eng with distinction (Delft, Netherlands) 1980

Various short-term courses in project management, Murray Shainis, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 1980 - 1983

NDip Real Estate (Valuation), Technikon, South Africa 2002


Registered architect, SBA, Netherlands

Member Botswana Institute of Development Professions (BIDP)

Member Architects Association of Botswana (AAB)

Member Real estate Institute of Botswana (REIB)

Member South African Institute of Valuers (SAIV)


Book on the design, engineering and materialization of buildings designed by Antoni Gaudi:

C. Bak, A. A. Welfing et al. (1983) “Rationalist met perfecte materiaalbeheersing,”, Delft University Press, 1983, Delft, Netherlands

Thesis on the history of Ngamiland and Maun:

C. M. Dziewiecka, A. A. Welfing (1996) “History and Transformation of Maun, Botswana”, Faculty of Geography, Wroclaw University, Poland, 1996

Study on the history and transformation of Maun:

C. M. Dziewiecka, A. A. Welfing (1999) “Transformation of an African village, the case of Maun, Botswana”, Africana Bulletin, Wroclaw, 1999


European Design Award for the design of a passenger train maintenance workshop in Onnen, Nether-lands, 1984