About Us

Who we are & what we do

About Us

Our story and philosophy

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.


Design & Architecture

We strive to design energy efficient, modern and cost effective buildings to fulfil our client’s needs.


Interior Design

Aesthetically pleasing furniture and other interior fittings to compliment the building are designed by our interior architect.


Spatial Planning

The interior space is planned to ensure optimum use of the available floor area.


Project Management

We provide comprehensive project management to ensure that the building is constructed according to statutory regulations, detailed drawings and specifications and within the timeframe and budget.


A showcase of our work

We as the staff and leadership of WMS Architects pride ourselves in delivering projects that exceeds the expectations of our clients. Here is a collection of our work.

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Highly qualified specialists

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Wim has been a registered architect with SACAP since 1967 after completing his studies at the University of Pretoria.

Wim Swart



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Pieter graduated from the University of Pretoria in 1987. He started his career with the National Department of Public Works.

Pieter v d Walt



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Ivan graduated at the University of Pretoria in 1973. He also obtained a certificate in Project Leadership, Management and Communication from George Washington University.

Ivan de la Rey



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