bpas architects

ethos

design dna

We weave the local charm’s pulse into the finesse of modern design. We root ourselves deeply in a commitment to holistic sustainability. Our approach rises above past architectural patterns. We hold authenticity paramount. We pave innovative paths consistently, ensuring we infuse every architectural solution we offer with deep meaning and resonance.

  • Cultural Harmony: We seamlessly blend contemporary designs with elements rich in local significance. Every project demonstrates our deep respect for local identities and unwavering passion for modern innovation.
  • Spectrum of Expertise: Our diverse portfolio spans from institutional and mixed-use spaces to residential habitats and healthcare establishments. It vividly displays our adaptability and unwavering commitment to excellence in every architectural realm.
  • Triad of Sustainability: Our sustainability approach extends to three fundamental pillars: financial robustness, economic contribution, and environmental care—each decision we take echoes this deep-seated commitment.
  • Authentic Innovation: In an era of repetitive designs, we champion originality. Our ethos drives us, leading our projects to prioritise genuine creativity and deliver solutions with lasting impact.
  • Excellence in Service & Ethical Foundation: We pride ourselves on a legacy of impeccable service delivery. More than just architects, clients see us as trusted partners. At the core of our operations lie transparent, value-driven, and steadfast business principles.

professional memberships

saia

South African Institute of Architects
SAIA

sacap

South African Council for the Architectural Profession
SACAP

cifa

Cape Institute for Architecture
CIfA

saiat

South African Institute of Architectural Technologists
SAIAT

riba

Royal Institute of British Architects
RIBA

services we offer

architecture

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ARCHITECTURE

The appraisal and definition of a project to design, conceptualisation and design development as well as functions of technical documentation, contractual administration, project management and inspection.

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INTERIOR ARCHITECTURE

We create considered areas, working around the sensitivities of each space and client. Our goal is to establish an identity through their interior layout.

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LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE

Landscape design service from concept to detailed design and project management. Our involvement and scope of work for a project varies depending on a client’s needs. The design of outdoor areas, landmarks, and structures to achieve environmental, social-behavioural, or aesthetic outcomes.

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MASTER PLANNING

Long-term planning that provides a conceptual layout to guide future growth and development. A master plan includes analysis, recommendations, and proposals for a site’s population, economy, housing, transportation, community facilities, and land use.

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URBAN CONCEPTS

The design of individual buildings and deals with the larger scale of groups of buildings, streets and public spaces, whole neighbourhoods and districts, and entire cities.

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BUILDING INFORMATION MODELING

Building Information Modeling (BIM) is an intelligent 3D model-based process that gives architects, engineers and other consultants the insight and tools to more efficiently plan, design, construct and manage buildings and infrastructure.

technology

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VIRTUAL REALITY

Virtual Reality solutions are tailored to your needs and industry. Our AR/VR solutions combine cutting-edge technology and extremely user-friendly. At the same time, our rich experience enables us to deliver stunning quality graphics and content.

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3D ILLUSTRATIONS & VIDEO RENDER

3D rendering is a creative process that is similar to photography or cinematography, because you’re lighting and staging scenes and producing images. Unlike regular photography though, the scenes being photographed are imaginary, and everything that appears in a 3D rendering needs to be created (or re-created) using powerful software.

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DRONE TECHNOLOGY

Photography with drones is a great way to create breathtaking, high-quality aerial cinematography, which is perfect for marketing and research purposes. You can instantly show the viewer what you are envisaging and give them a perspective they may have never seen before. Photogrammetry: using the drone, BPAS can create a point cloud model (digital model) of any site or building to be used in drawing software such as Revit. A model like this would include most of the detail of the site’s fall, existing structures and even existing vegetation.

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3D PRINTING & MODEL BUILDING

An architectural model is often used to express building design or a masterplan. Our architectural models show the scale and physical presence of a proposed design. The model is a 3-dimensional replica or expression of the design, usually at a level much smaller than full size.

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3D LASER SCANNING, 3D MEASUREMENT, IMAGING & REALISATION SOLUTIONS

3D Scanning provides the most precise 3D measurement, imaging and realisation technologies for manufacturing, construction and public safety analytics industries. Laser Scanner is enabled to capture fast, straightforward and accurate measurements of complex objects and buildings.

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COMPUTATIONAL DESIGN

Computational design using programs such Dynamo in Revit and Grasshopper in Rhino allows 2D and 3D workflows to be automated to increase design quality and efficiency. We combine these tools and the Python programming language to automate documentation and design processes.

the team

Landseer Collen
Director & Architect

Edward de Jager
Head of Operations

Sasha Claassen
Head of Business Administration

Gerhard Theron
Head of Projects & Project Architect

Xander Collen
Marketing & Business Development

Maré Vellios
Human Resource Manager

Johan Claassen
BPAS Group Finance Manager

Ian Cox
Project Architect

Patience Chemudondo
Housekeeper

Ronel Swanepoel
Architectural Draughtsperson

Philip du Toit
Project Architect

Hendro Hugo
Project Architect

Dilshaad Ismail
Front Office Professional

Lauren Konstantinou
Team Leader & Architect

Falder Munn
Candidate Architect

Titus Shitaatala
Candidate Architect

Jodia Steenkamp
Candidate Architect

Charl Van der Westhuizen
Team Leader & Senior Architectural Technologist

Wickus Klopper
Team Leader & Senior Architectural Technologist

Lebogang Ditlhoiso
Can. Senior Architectural Technologist

Alexis Hickson
Can. Senior Architectural Technologist

Robin Wallace
Architectural Technologist

Werner Fourie
Architectural Draughtsperson

group of companies

Liezl Edas
Director & Interior Designer

Bsense Interior Architecture

Lucinda Bosch
Interior Designer

Bsense Interior Architecture

Chandra Stemmet
Student Technologist

Bsense Interior Architecture

Timothy Snyders
Landscape Architect

Truform Landscape Architects

Nelia van der Walt
Candidate Landscape Architect

Truform Landscape Architects

Edwin Jansen
BIM Technician

Archithera

Wesley Chauke
BIM Technician

Archithera

Eldine Blignaut
BIM Technician

Archithera

Lungelo Mtshali
Survey Technician

Archithera

Tafadzwa Mlambo
Survey Technician

Archithera

Salmon Smith
Director

Blackboard Architects

Daryl Behane
Director

Blackboard Architects

careers

Embark on a Journey with BPAS:  We’re not just seeking gifted architects and visionary designers but inviting individuals who yearn for more than a job—a purpose. At BPAS, we promise more than just professional growth. Here, you’ll join an innovative community where every challenge becomes an opportunity, and every project is a chance to redefine architectural boundaries. We champion leaders, encourage pioneers, and nurture forward-thinkers, placing immense value on those who can elevate our collective with unmatched expertise and profound industry insights. If you envision a career where you’re respected celebrated, and can truly make a mark and grow in all dimensions, we invite you to leap into this journey with us.

Contact us at careers@bpas.co.za with your filled application, a recent CV, and trusted references.

Download the Application Form

employment opportunities