A practice with a rich history and an exciting future

MDS Architecture is an award-winning architectural practice with an extensive portfolio spanning commercial buildings, mixed use developments, residential developments, regional and neighbourhood shopping centres and casino / entertainment and hotel resorts, both in South Africa and abroad.

MDS Architecture is one of the oldest established architectural firms in South Africa. From the earliest days  after its formation in 1954, the common thread throughout its work is the fine balance maintained between design excellence and commercial consideration.

The ability to accurately interpret the requirements of clients has led to enduring relationships with developers and financial institutions.

Although MDS Architecture has a staff complement of over 40 people, all projects are led by one of the firm’s eight partners. Despite its size, the culture and ethos is one of an intimate practice. That is the key to delivering the thoughtful, original and contemporary architecture which has become the hallmark of buildings designed by MDS Architecture.