WMS Architects is based in Pretoria. We design projects in South Africa and the rest of Africa. The practice started in 1989 around a total team approach; meaning that the talents of each team member contribute to the design process. We have a strong focus on internal relationships which enables us to function effectively with speed and excellence.
The main philosophy of the company is to design energy efficient buildings and to achieve this the following aspects are taken in consideration: Building orientation, sun control, special glazing, insulated roofs and walls, good daylight penetration, rainwater harvesting, PVR panels, motion sensors on light fittings and energy metering equipment.
The firm has its roots in the 60’s when the older members completed their studies. On the other hand the youngest appointed architect graduated in 2004. This gives the team a broad base of past and present academic exposure and experience spanning over 51 years. Although we are a small firm with 12 staff members, we are able to handle large projects because of our total team approach.