Port Elizabeth is a major seaport in the Eastern Cape region of South Africa. It was established in 1820 as a British settlement and is known for its oceanarium and museums. The city has more than 40 km of coastline and beaches where one can do fishing, surfing, scuba diving, snorkelling and many other activities. The city is one of the country’s busiest manufacturing and tourist centres. It is a popular holiday destination due to its rich and diverse cultural heritage. 

Re-thinking The Future is a global platform for architecture and design. RTF along with our authors has curated a list of top architecture firms in various cities across the globe. Please note that the names are arranged in alphabetical order and are not ranked in any manner.

Architectural Design Associates

Scope of services: Retail, Industrial, Commercial, Residential, Sport, Industrial, Transportation.
Types of Built Projects: House, Apartment, Stadium, Office, School.
Locations of Built Projects: Port Elizabeth, Richards Bay – Kzn
Style of work: Innovation and sustainability
Website: www.ada.co.za

The studio is managed by four partners and has extensive experience in all sectors of architecture. It focuses on developing responsible and sustainable architecture using innovative approaches. 

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Stadium _©www.ada.co.za

Arctix Architecture

Scope of services: Commercial, Residential, Housing, Architecture.
Types of Built Projects: House, Apartment.
Locations of Built Projects: Port Elizabeth
Style of work: Unique designs
Website: www.arctix.co.za

They are a team of registered professionals whose skills and passion come together to provide project and design management services of an exceptional standard.

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Residence_©www.arctix.co.za

B4 Architects

Scope of services: Commercial, Residential, Hospitality, Health care, Cultural.
Types of Built Projects: House, Apartment, Museum, Hotel, Hospital.
Locations of Built Projects: Port Elizabeth, Wild Coast.
Style of work: According to client’s requirements
Website: www.b4arch.co.za

B4 Architects operates in a plan office environment which cheer participation and interaction by all staff in the imaginative process of deriving a solution for their clients and which strives to provide an informative experience for their visiting clients.

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Railway Museum _©www.b4arch.co.za

Balshaw & Fogarty Architects

Scope of services: Commercial, Residential, Industrial, Interior Design.
Types of Built Projects: WereHouse, Apartment, Club, Complex.
Locations of Built Projects: Port Elizabeth.
Style of work: Dynamic designs
Website: www.balshawfogarty.co.za

Balshaw & Fogarty Architects was Established in 1995, Balshaw & Fogarty Architects is a dynamic professional studio of architects with a history of brilliance in a range of completed projects throughout Africa.

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Commercial _©www.balshawfogarty.co.za

Bev’s Designs

Scope of services: Commercial, Residential, Architecture, Interior.
Types of Built Projects: House, Apartment, Cottage.
Locations of Built Projects: Port Elizabeth.
Style of work: According to regulations
Website: www.bevsdesigns.co.za

32 years of architectural industry registered and experience with the the South African Institute of Architectural Technologists and South African Council of Architectural Professionals.

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Residential _©www.bevsdesigns.co.za

Bradshaw Architects

Scope of services: Commercial, Residential, Architecture, Retail, Industrial.
Types of Built Projects: Farm House, Apartment, Cluster Housing, School.
Locations of Built Projects: Port Elizabeth.
Style of work: Memorable and engaging spaces
Website: www.bradshawarchitects.co.za

Founded in 2000, their team is highly experienced and motivated with a grounded desire for creating a memorable and engaging space for each individual client.

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Farmhouse _©www.bradshawarchitects.co.za

Broad Based Design

Scope of services: Commercial, Residential, Architecture, Public.
Types of Built Projects: House, Apartment, Memorial Park, Street.
Locations of Built Projects: Port Elizabeth, Samchuck City, Cape Town.
Style of work: Cultural development
Website: www.broadbaseddesign.com

They cater to Port Elizabeth, Cape Town and Samchuck city. They mainly focus on the cultural development sector. 

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Memorial Park _©www.broadbaseddesign.com

DHK Architects

Scope of services:  Commercial, Residential, Hospitality, Mixed-Use, Public, Retail, Urban Design, Interior.
Types of Built Projects: House, Apartment, Office, Bank, Oxford Park, Villa
Locations of Built Projects: Port Elizabeth, Cape Town.
Style of work: Contemporary architecture
Website: www.dhk.co.za

DHK Architects is a design-led multidisciplinary studio incorporating architecture, interior design and urban design. More than 100 people have contributed to the company’s success, making it one of the largest design practices in Africa.

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DHK Architects _©www.dhk.co.za

IDC Architects

Scope of services: Commercial, Residential, Hospitality, Public, Educational.
Types of Built Projects: House, Apartment, Office, School, Airport.
Locations of Built Projects: Port Elizabeth, East London, South Africa
Style of work: According to client’s requirements
Website: www.idcarchitects.co.za

Established in 1992, IDC provides the full range of architectural services for projects of all sizes. Through their unique method of management, they link experts from numerous disciplines into a coordinated project team, providing lifecycle facility solutions geared towards the overall success of their clients’ businesses.

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Mixed Use Development _©www.idcarchitects.co.za

Jason Erlank Architects

Scope of services: Commercial, Residential, Architecture.
Types of Built Projects: Valley House, Apartment, Villa.
Locations of Built Projects: Port Elizabeth.
Style of work: Dynamic designs
Website: www.jasonerlank.co.za

Jason Erlank Architects is an architectural firm/studio based in Port Elizabeth. They mainly serve in the Commercial, Residential, Architecture Project.

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House _©www.jasonerlank.co.za

MI Designs

Scope of services: Commercial, Residential, Architecture, Hospitality.
Types of Built Projects: House, Apartment, Villa, Hotel.
Locations of Built Projects: Port Elizabeth.
Style of work: Creative and flexible
Website: www.midesigns.co.za

They offer a full house service from conceptualization, manufacturing and procurement through to and including on-site management and project completion. Their approach to interior design encompasses a creative customized and flexible design service.

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Namibia Tented Camp Project _©www.midesigns.co.za

MMK Architects

Scope of services: Commercial, Residential, Educational, Hospitality.
Types of Built Projects: House, Apartment, Villa, Hotel, Library.
Locations of Built Projects: Port Elizabeth.
Style of work: Creativity, reliability and flexibility
Website: www.mmkarchitects.co.za

With a proud history of 40 years, MMK Architects is a full service practice that believes in consistently delivering innovative and cost effective design solutions. Experience, creativity, reliability & flexibility are key factors when approaching each new project.

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Gallery _©www.mmkarchitects.co.za

Muse Architects

Scope of services: Commercial, Residential,Educational Healthcare, Heritage.
Types of Built Projects: Dune House, Apartment, Law Building, Exam Center.
Locations of Built Projects: Port Elizabeth.
Style of work: Passion and unique ideas
Website: www.muse-arch.co.za

Muse Architects CC was established in Port Elizabeth in the Eastern Cape of South Africa in 2008. The Muse team’s combined years of experience are extensive but they pride themselves on the passion and fresh ideas which they bring to the table as a fairly young company.

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House _©www.muse-arch.co.za

MVH Architecture

Scope of services: Commercial, Residential, Architectural.
Types of Built Projects: Farm House, Apartment, Furniture.
Locations of Built Projects: Port Elizabeth.
Style of work: According to client’s vision
Website: www.mvharch.co.za

Their passion is creating spaces people want to spend time in To create such spaces, one needs to spend time listening and learning about those who will occupy the space.

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Farmhouse _©www.mvharch.co.za

Robertson, Baker and Lochner Architects 

Scope of services: Commercial, Residential, Hospitality, Master Planning.
Types of Built Projects: House, Apartment, Exhibition Gallery.
Locations of Built Projects: Port Elizabeth.
Style of work: Eco-hospitality
Website: www.rbl.co.za

They specialize in the Eco-Hospitality sector, with an extensive portfolio that also encompasses projects in the Hospitality, Commercial, Residential, Industrial, and Institutional sectors as well as Master Planning. 

Wines Expansion _©www.rbl.co.za
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