HiRussell has a National Diploma in Architectural Technology from PE Technikon (now NMMU), which he completed in 1993. He has been working in the Architectural Industry ever since. Russell worked for a prominent national Architectural Practice for 9 years and met Sid Pursey at this practice. He opened Russell Boucher Architectural Design and Draughting in 2001 and joined with Sid Pursey in 2005 to form Pursey & Boucher Architectural Services. Russell has also served as the Chairman of the East London chapter of SAIAT (South African Institute of Architectural Technologists) since 2008, and is also their representative for the Eastern Cape on the National Council.
Russell got a Bronze President’s Award from the South African Institute for Architectural Technologists in 2014 for 5 years of loyal and dedicated service.