Graduating with top honours from the University of Pretoria in 1993, Marcus Smit established the practice in Cape Town after spending two years with GAPP Architetcs. A recent Cape Institute for Architecture Award for Excellence recipient, the firm performs most of its work in the modern luxury residential market. Apart from a current project in Tanzania, locations where buildings have been designed span almost the entire South Africa, but concentrates in the Western Cape.
Our design philosophy is rooted in a functional and relevant application of appropriate, current and economical criteria, construction and materials. Apart from the specific use of the building, the client’s needs and the building’s function, form giving aspects include the site and location of the building, orientation, climate, use, budget, site specific regulations, views, neighbouring properties etc.
The practice is located outside Cape Town, central to the Helderberg Basin, Winelands, Overberg and Hermanus. Ensuring a personal service from conception to finished product, as well as meticulous attention to detail, is part of the work ethic.Our team consists of registered architects, architectural technologists and administrative staff. As registered architects with the South African Council for the Architectural Profession, The Cape Institute for Architecture and The South African Institute for Architects, the practice offers a complete professional service. Additional services include the choosing and design of interior fittings and furniture, as well as garden layouts, achieving an ideal integration with the design of the building.