Jo van Rooyen biography

Jo van Rooyen is a veteran architect.


Jo van Rooyen is a South African architect and currently sits as the director and lead architect at JVR Architects. His firm’s project bagged a Pretoria Institute for Architects Award for Architecture in 2019.

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Full Name:Jo van Rooyen
Nationality:South Africa
Education:Architecture and Interior Design
Alma mater:University of Pretoria
Firm:JVR Architects
Net Worth:US$300,000 – US$2 million


Jo van Rooyen obtained a B.Arch, in Architecture and Interior Design from the University of Pretoria. He did a postgraduate program at New York University for Art and Architecture.


Rooyen has been into the design for a long time and has worked with several firms. In 1997, he started working at Slee & Co Architects. After working with the firm for eight years, he left in 2005.

In 2006, Jo joined One on One Antiques and is currently a director and has worked for over sixteen years. He is the director and lead architect at JVR Architects.

JVR Architects

The firm Saxonwold Johannesburg-based firm is founded in February 2005. JVR Architects specialize in high-end residential design. 

They provide timeless elegant designs – Residential Designs and Design Shows – rooted in South African architecture.

In 2019, one of their projects received a Pretoria Institute for Architecture (PIA) Award for Architecture.

Personal Life

Jo van Rooyen doesn’t talk much about his family to the media. He is believed to be a husband and a father and loves traveling, cooking, and Sharpeis. He speaks English and Afrikaans fluently.


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Social Media

Jo van Rooyen is on Instagram and has a profile on LinkedIn. The platform provides him with enough reach to showcase his designs. He shares things about his personal life on these profiles, like his pets.

Net Worth

Jo van Rooyen has been an architect for a long time and has earned a fortune. He is worth around US$300,000 – US$2 million as of August 2022.