Characterised by a collaborative and aspirational approach to our work.

OUR COMPANY

Creating architectural magic since 1964.

R&L Architects (Pty) Ltd was founded by Douglas Roberts in 1964. Since inception we have embraced innovation, consistency and quality, allowing us to create sustainable, award-winning architecture.

Our extensive portfolio, which spans over five decades, includes projects of various sizes over multiple architectural spheres. Whether it be sports stadiums, retail stores, industrial buildings, corporate office spaces or something in between, we ensure that all projects are designed in accordance with our clients’ needs and delivered within the timeframe and budget.

Regardless of the size of the project or the type of work undertaken, we always have and always will create architectural magic!

OUR STUDIO

Cape Town based firm focussed on Southern Africa.

The R&L Studio, which is based in Cape Town’s Central Business District, comprises of just over 50 staff members that are passionate about combining innovative design with functional architecture. Despite being a Cape Town based firm, we have a distinguished track record throughout Southern Africa.

AWARDS

We consistently strive to produce award-winning architecture and have won numerous awards, including South African Institutes of Architects Award of Merit, Plascon Prism Awards, SAISC Steel Awards and more.

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DIRECTORS

GEOFF SALES | DIRECTOR

JOE VAN DER WESTHUIZEN | DIRECTOR

JOHN DURING | MANAGING DIRECTOR

MIKE BELL | DIRECTOR

STEPHEN OGLE | DIRECTOR

ASSOCIATE DIRECTORS

Brian Fincham | Associate DIRECTOR

Rachmah Adams | Associate DIRECTOR

Duncan kohn | Associate DIRECTOR

Stephen Atkinson | Associate DIRECTOR

SIMON NGAIYAYE

SHIRAAZ HENDRICKS

SETH ALFINO

RYAN JULIES

ROBERT COX

RICHARD RADU

RIAZ PADIA

PHILIP VAN NIEKERK

PETER HARRY

NOMFUNDO MANCI

NIGEL BOER

NAWAAL HENDRICKS

MALA BANDA

LEILAH ADAMS

KIM NORVAL

KATIE DONALD

IGSAAN JOHAARDIEN

GERVAN VAN WYK

GERALDINE SEW

FAWZIA EBRAHIM

FARHAANAH DOMINGO

ENRIQUE AFRICA

BRETT MEIER

KURT SCHOLTZ

DESIREE V SCHALKWYK

DAMIANO CIGANA

BILQEES ADHIKARIE

BIANCA JOSIAS

THEODORA CELE

GLENN HORSFIELD

TEAM BUILDING

Building trust and respect within our team

“Envibrament” is a buzz-word in our office. We believe that creating a vibrant environment contributes to our unique fabric and promotes team synergism. By participating in regular socials and team building activities we learn to cultivate relationships, build trust and treat one another with respect.
Below are some activities that we have recently participated in.

Ziplining
Quad Bikes
YEP 2017
R & L Soccer Team
Cooking

Explore our award winning work

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2012

South African Institutes of Architects Award of Merit for Mbombela Stadium, Nelspruit

2011

Mpumalanga Institutes of Architects Award for Architecture for Mbombela Stadium, Nelspruit

2010

SAPOA Special Mention Award: Stadiums 2010 – Mbombela Stadium, Nelspruit

Plascon Prism Award 2010: Overall Winner for Mbombela Stadium, Nelspruit

Plascon Prism Award 2010: Commercial Category Winner

Steel Awards 2010, SAISC Award: Tubular Category Winner for Mbombela Stadium, Nelspruit

Steel Awards 2010, Association of Steel Tube and Pipe Manufacturer of South Africa Award: Tubular Category Winner for Mbombela Stadium, Nelspruit

2007

SAPOA Award: Overall Winner 2006 for Woolworths Distribution Centre

SAPOA Award: Winning Award for Industrial Developments 2006 for Woolworths Distribution Centre

2006

QB Awards for South African Interior and Design 2006: Mountain Mill Shopping Centre

2005

Concrete Society of South Africa’s Fulton Commendation: Design Aspects for LG Warehouse and Offices

2000

Cape Town International Convention Centre Company (Pty) Ltd Certificate of Merit

1991

Mayor’s Award of Merit for Greening the City

1987

South African Property Owners Association Building Merit Award for Wooltru House

Mayor’s Award of Merit for Greening the City