Architects.Africa

architects.africa is an association between three well-established and experienced architectural practices based in Ghana, Kenya and South Africa who have concluded a co-operation agreement to form a pan-African practice. Member companies include:

  • Osmond Lange Architects & Planners (Pty) Ltd (based in South Africa operating from offices located in Johannesburg, Durban, East London and Cape Town)
  • Mustard Architecture Concepts Interiors Limited (based in Accra, Ghana)
  • Waweru & Associates Architects (based in Nairobi, Kenya)

Collectively, we are able to offer our clients a full suite of architectural and urban design services on projects located within the majority of Sub-Saharan African markets, including most ECOWAS, EAC and SADC countries. Through our collective skills and resource base, architects.africa is well positioned to deliver world class expertise based upon global best practice, combined with local insight. All three member practices employ the latest BIM software technology and adhere to international Quality Management standards.

The Team

Osmond Lange Architects & Planners
mustard architecture | concepts | interiors
Waweru & Associates Architects
Osmond Lange Architects & Planners

Osmond Lange Architects & Planners

Osmond Lange Architects & Planners was established in 1929 and is one of the larger architectural and urban planning practices in South Africa, with offices in Johannesburg, Durban, East London and Cape Town. The company has built up extensive design and technological expertise specialising in large complex projects, blending architecture, urban design and development management skills with commercial insight to deliver an integrated package of professional services to its clients. Osmond Lange undertakes work across all major sectors, including residential, retail, industrial, education, healthcare and commercial offices with a particular specialisation in relation to the planning of integrated mixed use commercial precincts, the best known of which is Melrose Arch in Johannesburg. As a member of the Green Building Council of South Africa, Osmond Lange is amongst the leading proponents of sustainable design. The group’s current team compliment numbers more than 100 people.

 

Regions and Markets served:

  • Angola
  • Botswana
  • Democratic Republic of Congo
  • Lesotho
  • Madagascar
  • Malawi
  • Mauritius
  • Mozambique
  • Namibia
  • Seychelles
  • South Africa
  • Swaziland
  • Tanzania
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe
  • East and West Africa (capacity and specialist project support to Mustard and W&A)

 

Key Personnel

  • Jonathan Manning
  • David Currie
  • Deon van Onselen
  • François Nortjé
  • Graham Wilson
  • Ridwaan Bhana
  • Sibusiso Mauze
  • Victor Utria

 

www.osmondlange.co.za
mustard architecture | concepts | interiors

mustard architecture | concepts | interiors

Mustard is an architectural design studio and project management consultancy founded in Accra in 2015 by Alice Asafu-Adjaye, following 18 years of practice in the United Kingdom, working with Foster and Partners and Adjaye Associates. Prior to the establishment of Mustard, Alice was Director of African Projects for Adjaye Associates on projects is Ghana, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Gabon and South Africa, a period that yielded a wealth of experience ‘being on ground’ working on projects in various states of the design and construction process. Recently labeled as a ‘rising star’ by the London Financial Times, Mustard is a thriving ideas driven studio with a determined focus on sustainable bespoke design solutions, growing steadily and gaining attention internationally for its work in the ECOWAS region. Mustard currently has a staff compliment of 5 architects and designers, and undertakes projects in the residential, retail, commercial office, cultural, interior and graphic design, exhibition and education sectors.

Regions and Markets served:

  • Benin
  • Burkina Faso
  • Cape Verde
  • Côte d’Ivoire
  • Gambia
  • Ghana
  • Guinea
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Liberia
  • Mali
  • Niger
  • Nigeria
  • Senegal
  • Sierra Leone
  • Togo

 

Key Personnel

  • Alice Asafu-Adjaye – Architect (Principal) RIBA Council Member, ARB, GIA
  • Kobina Nyansah Essandoh – Architect
  • Michael Nana Kwame Darkwah – Architect
  • Latifah Iddriss – Architect (Student)
  • Seyiram Torkornoo – Architect (Student)
  • Ama Ofeibea Amponsah – Graphic Designer (Collaborator)

 

www.mustardarch.com
Waweru & Associates Architects

Waweru & Associates Architects

Waweru & Associates, Architects, was the first indigenously owned architectural firm in Kenya, and has operated continuously since its establishment in 1972 and growing to a total current technical staff compliment of fourteen based at its offices in Nairobi. The types of projects handled by W&A include commercial, institutional, industrial, residential and infrastructural, as well as interior design and landscape projects. The firm is a member of the Architectural Association of Kenya as well as being registered with the Board of Registration of Architects and Quantity Surveyors of Kenya.

Regions and Markets served:

  • Burundi
  • Kenya
  • Rwanda
  • Tanzania
  • Uganda

 

Key Personnel

  • James Waweru Gathecha
  • Waweru Gathecha

 

www.waweru.com

Portfolio

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ABSA Bank (Clearwater Mall, South Africa)

ABSA Bank (Clearwater Mall, South Africa)

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Akuete Apartments (Accra, Ghana)

Akuete Apartments (Accra, Ghana)

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Alexander Forbes Retirement Fund Building (Nairobi, Kenya)

Alexander Forbes Retirement Fund Building (Nairobi, Kenya)

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Anniversary Pavilions (Accra, Ghana)

Anniversary Pavilions (Accra, Ghana)

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Automotive Supplier Park (East London, South Africa)

Automotive Supplier Park (East London, South Africa)

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Central Examination Centre (Nairobi, Kenya)

Central Examination Centre (Nairobi, Kenya)

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China Wu Yi (Machakos County, Kenya)

China Wu Yi (Machakos County, Kenya)

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Commercial Development (Nairobi, Kenya)

Commercial Development (Nairobi, Kenya)

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Door of Return Monument (Accompong, Jamaica)

Door of Return Monument (Accompong, Jamaica)

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Heineken – Sedibeng Brewery (Gauteng, South Africa)

Heineken – Sedibeng Brewery (Gauteng, South Africa)

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Kenya National Sports Complex (Kasarani, Kenya)

Kenya National Sports Complex (Kasarani, Kenya)

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Kenya Science Campus (Nairobi, Kenya)

Kenya Science Campus (Nairobi, Kenya)

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King Shaka International Airport (Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa)

King Shaka International Airport (Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa)

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KMDR (Nhyiaso, Ghana)

KMDR (Nhyiaso, Ghana)

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Library Block, University of Nairobi (Nairobi, Kenya)

Library Block, University of Nairobi (Nairobi, Kenya)

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Live/Work Units (Accra, Ghana)

Live/Work Units (Accra, Ghana)

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Melrose Arch Forty on Oak (Johannesburg, South Africa)

Melrose Arch Forty on Oak (Johannesburg, South Africa)

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Melrose Arch (Johannesburg, South Africa)

Melrose Arch (Johannesburg, South Africa)

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Mercedes – Benz South Africa ( East London, Eastern Cape)

Mercedes – Benz South Africa ( East London, Eastern Cape)

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Moses Mabhida Stadium (Durban, South Africa)

Moses Mabhida Stadium (Durban, South Africa)

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New Natalspruit Hospital (Vosloorus, South Africa)

New Natalspruit Hospital (Vosloorus, South Africa)

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Number Three Melrose Boulevard (Melrose Arch, South Africa)

Number Three Melrose Boulevard (Melrose Arch, South Africa)

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O.R. Tambo International Airport (Johannesburg, South Africa)

O.R. Tambo International Airport (Johannesburg, South Africa)

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Private Residence (Accra, Ghana)

Private Residence (Accra, Ghana)

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Project Eden (Aburi, Ghana)

Project Eden (Aburi, Ghana)

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Proposed Flats (Ongata Rongai, Kenya)

Proposed Flats (Ongata Rongai, Kenya)

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Rea Vaya Bus Rapid Transit System (Johannesburg & Soweto, South Africa)

Rea Vaya Bus Rapid Transit System (Johannesburg & Soweto, South Africa)

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Residential Townhouses (Accra, Ghana)

Residential Townhouses (Accra, Ghana)

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The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Upper Hill | Nairobi, Kenya)

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Upper Hill | Nairobi, Kenya)

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The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Westlands | Nairobi, Kenya)

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Westlands | Nairobi, Kenya)

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University of Nairobi Towers (Nairobi, Kenya)

University of Nairobi Towers (Nairobi, Kenya)

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