Bringing Your Ideas To Life

We make it easy, effortless, and fun to custom design and build the best home that fits your lifestyle, property, and budget.

Simply complete the form to tell us about your project and we'll get in touch to discuss how we can help.

What we do

Sustainable Design

We help you to make healthy and sustainable choices during the design and construction of your project. This will improve the way your building uses energy, water and materials.

Residential Buildings

We help you to make healthy and sustainable choices during the design and construction of your project. This will improve the way your building uses energy, water and materials.

Commercial Buildings

We help you to make healthy and sustainable choices during the design and construction of your project. This will improve the way your building uses energy, water and materials.

What our customers say

Don't just take our word for it, see what our customers have to say.

"I just want to let you know that is has been such a pleasure to work with you on this building bond. I wish you could work on all our building projects."

Jeanne - Leading SA Bank

"Thank you. I have really appreciated how you have listened to us in this process."

Leila - Client

Alison Adendorff - Architect

Alison is a SACAP registered professional architect and a Green Star Accredited Professional (New Buildings). She has experience in a broad range of projects from residential renovations to new houses, to large commercial projects.

Frequently asked questions

  • Why do I need an architect?

    An architect is a professional and a good architect will make sure that the work is done in a professional way by designing to your specifications, managing the whole works and keeping to your budget.

  • Do you offer residential/commercial architectural services?

    Yes, I offer both residential and commercial architectural services.

  • What type of projects do you do?

    My experience is mainly in residential and public architecture (wineries, university buildings) but I am able to do any type of residential, commercial or industrial project.

  • How much will my plans cost?

    Standard architectural fees are based on the total project construction cost. There is a sliding scale published by the South African Council for the Architectural Profession (SACAP). I offer a discount for each stage of service, please chat to me and we can talk about what your project needs.

  • Are your site visits free?

    Yes, my initial site visit is free.

  • How often do you visit the site as work is being done?

    If I am appointed for stages 5 and 6 (during construction) then again, depending on the project, site visits may be weekly or every two weeks.

  • Can you manage the project?

    Yes, as a professional architect I can manage the project from start to finish.

  • What other professionals (contractors) might I need on our project?

    It depends entirely on the project: for a renovation you may only need an architect and a builder, for a larger house you will also need a structural engineer and it would be good to include a quantity surveyor. For very big projects you would need an entire professional team including mechanical and electrical engineers.

  • Can you save me money?

    Yes, employing a good architect will save you money. I will design to your budget and if appointed during the construction phase of the project will manage the construction budget.

Ready to start?

Contact us now to discuss your project

16 Picardy Avenue
Somerset West
Cape Town
7130
South Africa

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