We're a close-knit, family-run college, headed by interior designer Jeremy Volkmann. Our team of lecturers are all individually known in the industry, meaning that our students get hands-on experience from working professionals.
When you study at BHC, you get dedicated individual attention from a lecturer who has had to prove their methods in the working world.
With Architecture in his blood, our fearless leader was destined to follow his passion in design. He is not only an integral part of BHC management team, but also a fully registered and practicing Architectural Technologist.
When he is not in the Studio sharing his passion, he can be found meticulously tending his vines.
With her roots in early childhood education, this inspired mother of two and trail-running power house manages to find the time and energy to ensure the full compliance of BHC in all regulatory bodies.
Her sound understanding and passionate devotion to tertiary education makes Morgan a vital asset in the inner workings of BHC.
A valued BHC staff member since 2012, Jaimie has been the Academic Head since 2016. In the past she has taught a range of subjects, including Diploma in Interior Design, Higher Certificate in Interior Decorating, 2D AutoCAD, Detail Design, Technical Services and Presentation and Communication. More recently, Jaimie teaches Materials II and (her favourite) Contemporary Studies.
It’s Jaimie’s personal mission to ensure every student gets a unique learning path and a supportive environment. Jaimie loves to travel, has an adorable son named Mason and a fondness for making delicious pastries.
Having joined the staff in 2015, Justin is a veteran BHC staff member. Justin is not only BHC's 2nd Year Studio Master but also teaches Digital Presentation (2nd & 3rd Year, full-time Interior Design) as well as the Sketchup, Revit & Digital Design short courses.
Justin has worked as an Interior Designer in the Hospitality & Commercial design sector since 2006. His clients include 3- to 5-star hotels & large local and international conglomerates. His passion lies on the digital side of design, specific to Interiors & Architecture. Fun fact: Justin is both a BHC alumnus and a Kenjutsu Belt!
Liezl Verfuss has been a BHC lecturer since 2013. As a lecturer, Liezl teaches Practical Interior Design I, Council Submission I, Sketching II and Materials I. As a professional, Liezl specialises in renovations, alterations and council submissions.
Liezl’s favourite thing about being a lecturer is when her students have “aha” moments and when they get excited about their college work. With a love for the outdoors, you can usually find Liezl on some kind of adventure in her free time.
Jaco Landman is a passionate designer with 10 years of experience in the industry and a project portfolio ranging from small renovations, High-end Residential, Heritage applications to corporate and hospitality. He is excited and confident that his experience and “killer smile” will contribute to the development and professional growth of every student into young professionals.
Ready to concur the world. Besides lecturing he loves cooking- leaving the kitchen a total mess- Boxing and creating all things beautiful. At BHC he teaches, 2DCAD, Technical Drawing I, Digital Presentation I, Technical Services I, Council Sub I, Detail Design II & III & Materials II.
Tim teaches Sketching, Detail Design, Digital Presentation, AutoCAD & the Digital Design Short Course.
With a BTech in Industrial Design and qualifications in Interior Design, some of Tim’s favourite things include designing sets for events and music festivals, painting portraits of famous South Africans, creating mirrored rooms and much more.
Tim owns multidisciplinary design company 5 Studio and is a co-director at Leg Studios.
A lecturer at BHC since 2019, Rino teaches Practical Interior Design III, Professional Practice II, Detail Design II & Building Construction I. Rino is extremely passionate about human-centric design, creating impactful, positive spaces and – of course – seeing his students grow into strong, professional designers.
When he’s not lecturing, Rino runs his own interior design company, BALSAMO&CO. Rino is an active member on the Woodstock Heritage and Aesthetics’ advisory board and in his free time he can be found painting, sketching or planning his next trip around the world.
CHER VAN DER MESCHT
Cher van der Mescht joined BHC this year as a lecturer, teaching Project Administration, Preparation for employment, Materials, Decorative materials and finishes and Experiential Learning. Cher owns her owns Interior design and decorating business that focuses on Residential design.
She completed a Higher Diploma in Interior decorating and design at Potchefstroom academy in 2014 followed by a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Design majoring in interior design at University of Tasmania, Australia in 2018. Her favourite thing about being a lecturer is nurturing the students and watching their confidence grow. In her spare time Cher loves the beach, trying to surf and failing to dance.
MARKETING & ADMISSION
Tania Burman has taken on the role of Marketing and Admissions Coordinator and has a passion for helping prospective students find just the right course for them!
She enjoys being creative on the design side while handling all things social media. Tania studied Fashion Design, worked in the industry for 5 years, then moved into the education sphere becoming a Lecturer at Design Academy of Fashion. After having children, this progressed into the administrative and marketing side which enabled Tania more freedom to create digitally. After hours Tania loves nothing more than to listen to real crime podcasts, take long walks and roller-skate.
HEAD OF FINANCE
Our long standing fashionista, Brenda, is always on hand with a warm greeting “Hello Darlings” and a willingness to help. Heading up the finance department, Brenda keeps her figure on the pulse and her energy focussed on all role players and the team members alike.