Roland Bleszynski is an unusual man: a mold-breaker who has maintained his core principles while establishing a successful career. He may move in the rarefied air of high-end business contracts, but unlike so many CEOs who have forged stellar careers after taking an MBA, Roland came into property development via a different route – civil engineering. He could have chosen to follow a more lucrative career in a big city atmosphere but decided 16 years ago to work in the natural surroundings of Phuket. Managing Director of MontAzure, an award-winning resort and residential development at the north end of Kamala Beach, Roland has also long been MD of Abode Developments.
His doctorate in civil engineering at the University of Toronto, Canada’s leading academic establishment, focused on environmentally sustainable materials and engineering systems, with emphasis on the use of locking away industrial byproducts in construction materials. Such expertise is of particular relevance in his present role. But Roland has a profound interest in so many aspects of living: how things look and work, how we can protect our heritage, how to create beautiful residential spaces as well as how best to use natural and durable materials.
CEO of Abode Development
Specializing in a range of consultancy services, Development Abode provides tailored solutions to meet the needs of clients across architecture, engineering, town planning, and project management. We are committed to creating elegant, sustainable and functional buildings that can stand the test of time in style and performance.
In the role of project & construction manager, we act on behalf of the client to hire architects, engineers, and contractors who design and construct the clients’ buildings and facilities. Abode manages the project in relation to quality, time and financial goals. As construction managers, we can lead the entire construction work including all coordination, logistics, communication, quality, and regulation all the way to inspection and hand-over.
Abode Architects remains one of South Africa’s leading architecture companies in Thailand and Cambodia. The projects we do are informed by South East Asia’s rich history and how that relates to the built environment. Certainly, we take pride in the projects we take on, offering unique and sustainable architectural solutions. We offer our clients a full architectural service and guide them through the process from inception to completion.