Top Architecture Firms In South Africa

What is an Architecture Firm?

An architecture firm is a company that specializes in providing architectural services to clients. Such firms typically hire architects along with support staff who help the architects do their jobs, and they may be part of a larger company that handles many aspects of the design and construction process, from contracting to interior decorating.

Top Architecture Firms In South Africa

SBE Architects 

SBE Architects is one of the leading architectural firms in south africa. The company has vast experience working in the wider Gauteng area. The firm has worked on projects such as Waterfall, Helderfontein, Steyn City, Blue Hills Equestrian, Serengeti, and Copperleaf.

In Gauteng alone, SBE Architects has completed over 2000 clusters and townhouses and more than 1800 upmarket homes. The company is also experienced in church design and commercial architecture. 

Paragon architects 

Paragon Architects, established in October 1997, is an internationally-active African design business, based in Johannesburg, South Africa. It is the originator of the Paragon Group of design businesses, delivering commercial architecture, master planning, interior design, and space planning to visionary clients in all property sectors.

  Paragon Architects continues to have projects in Accra, Nairobi, Mbabane, and Gaborone. We have completed interior fit-out projects in Kenya, Ghana, Gabon, Namibia, Botswana, Congo-Brazzaville, Mozambique, and Lesotho.

A3 Architects

Founded in 1991, A3 Architects has rapidly become an industry leader. With branches in Johannesburg, Kwazulu Natal & Mbombela, we provide a comprehensive and highly specialized service, both within South Africa and throughout Africa.

The practice is geared toward a high ratio of qualified professional staff, ensuring the maintenance of a dynamic approach at all levels of project execution: architects urban designers architectural technologists project managers interior designers 3D artists graphic designers. 

Saota Architects

Saota is an architectural firm based in Capetown South Africa but an international presence. The company is especially focused on using the most current computer technology in its design process, both to understand the design and to communicate the design to our clients.

Santa Architects world leader in the use of Revit and have also developed virtual reality tools for use in our process. The company’s projects expertise spans hospitality, to commercial and public projects, master planning, and mixed-use.

Kabu Design Architects

Kabu Design Architects is a South African architectural firm with offices in Johannesburg and Cape Town. The company works with clients from conception to completion to help make.

It also offers site supervision where we can keep a hand in the development of the project to ensure that clients get what they want.


Boogertman + Partners is a locally and internationally acclaimed studio for architecture, interior design, urban design, and graphic design. Established in 1982, Boogertman + Partners has grown to become Africa’s largest architecture firm with offices in Johannesburg, Pretoria, Cape Town, Stellenbosch, Durban, and Kenya, and projects throughout Africa and the Middle East. Boogertman + Partners is led by a dynamic team of directors who share a vision for innovative and contextually responsible design. 


Established in 1994, Hofman Architects is a dynamic, award-winning, architecture studio based in Waterkloof, Pretoria. The company’s architectural service covers a wide range of projects from start to finish. It also offers partial services if required. Hofman puts sustainability at the core of their designs.

FM Architects

Established in 1996, Francois Marais Architects has been instrumental in the South African architectural field for over 20 years. Currently one of the largest firms in South Africa, with branches in Cape Town, Johannesburg as well as working on co-operative projects throughout Africa.

Francois Marais Architects is one of the leading Architects in green design in South Africa and prides itself on creating buildings that are energy-efficient and Green Star-rated.

What is the biggest architecture firm in South Africa?

Boogertman & Partners Architects

Boogertman & Partners Architects

Established in the early 80s, Boogertman & Partners grew from a handful of architects to be the largest architectural firm in South Africa. Today, they have offices across South Africa and Kenya, and they work on projects throughout Africa and the Middle East.