Welcome

Founded in 1968, MDM brings a world of experience to the architectural milieu. Timelessness coupled with practical simplicity is the driving force behind this highly successful architectural firm. Environmental and social impact are integral in the MDM design and development process.

 

More than 50 years experience

About us

Creating high quality buildings that are sustainable and make a lifelong contribution to the community they serve, we choreograph the demands of strategic objectives, budgets, and delivery deadlines for great results. This approach encourages collaboration with all consultants on a project including investors and stakeholders.
We choose the right technology and energy solutions to reduce the carbon footprint, considering building orientation and shape, natural light and ventilation, solar heating, water conservation and waste reduction.

Our team has strong design abilities and are geared to introduce a fresh yet sophisticated aesthetic to all future projects.

Retail development

 

 

 

“We recognise that the quality of a development has a direct impact on people’s wellbeing.

We want to create places that will be enjoyed and nurtured by communities for years to come.”

Denlyn

LOCATION: Mamelodi (Cnr Stormvoel Road and Maphalla Road)
INVESTMENT VALUE: R693 800 000
CLIENT: Safari Investments RSA Ltd
SCOPE OF SERVICES: The design and development of a regional shopping centre of 43,450m² that consists of 109 shops
YEAR DEVELOPED: 2003
www.denlyn.co.za

Atlyn

LOCATION: Atteridgeville (Cnr Khoza and Mankopane Streets)
INVESTMENT VALUE: R484 400 000
CLIENT: Safari Investments RSA Ltd.
SCOPE OF SERVICES: The design and development of a regional shopping centre of 41,200m² that consists of 95 shops
YEAR DEVELOPED: 2006
www.atlyn.co.za

Thabong

LOCATION: Sebokeng (Moshoeshoe Street, Sebokeng, Unit 10, Ext 1)
INVESTMENT VALUE: R488 900 000
CLIENT: Safari Investments RSA Ltd
SCOPE OF SERVICES: The design and development of a regional shopping centre of 43,100m² that consists of 104 shops
YEAR DEVELOPED: 2007
www.thabong.co.za

Platz am Meer

LOCATION: Swakopmund, Namibia (Vineta North)
INVESTMENT VALUE: R547 444 938
CLIENT: Safari Investments RSA Ltd
SCOPE OF SERVICES: The design and development of a convenient centre of 29,500m² that consists of 70 shops
YEAR DEVELOPED: 2016
www.platzammeer.com.na

Nkomo Village

LOCATION: Atteridgeville, Church Street
INVESTMENT VALUE: R310 million to date
CLIENT: Safari Investments RSA Ltd
SCOPE OF SERVICES: The design and development of a shopping centre of 22 900m². Nkomo Village will be co-anchored by Pick n Pay and Boxer with the first Builder’s Superstore, Food Lovers, The Gym Company and McDonalds in the Atteridgeville community.
YEAR DEVELOPED: 2018

The Victorian

LOCATION: Heidelberg(Cnr Voortrekker and Jordaan Street)
INVESTMENT VALUE: R154 600 000
CLIENT: Safari Investments RSA Ltd
SCOPE OF SERVICES: The design and development of a regional shopping centre of 15,400m² that consists of 40 shops
YEAR DEVELOPED: 1997
www.thevictorianh.co.za

Mnandi

LOCATION: Atteridgeville (Maunde Street)
INVESTMENT VALUE: R103 500 000
CLIENT: Safari Investments RSA Ltd
SCOPE OF SERVICES: The design and development of a shopping centre of 10,550m² that consists of 31 shops
YEAR DEVELOPED: 2015

Friesland Office

LOCATION: 342 The Rand Street, Lynnwood
CLIENT: Safari Holdings
SCOPE OF SERVICES: The design of new offices for Safari Investments, Safari Retail and Cosmos Management
YEAR DEVELOPED: 2017

Kasteel Office Park

LOCATION: Pretoria
INVESTMENT VALUE: R130 million present day value
CLIENT: Mr. T. Eloff
SCOPE OF SERVICES: Architectural services for the design and implementation of a new office park of 25,000m² at Erasmuskloof, Pretoria
YEAR DEVELOPED: 1990

Windhoek Werke

LOCATION: Windhoek, Namibia
INVESTMENT VALUE: R40 million present day value
CLIENT: Head Quarters, Ministry of Works and Transport
SCOPE OF SERVICES: Planning and implementation of the new 10,000m² office block.
YEAR DEVELOPED: 1994

Norma Jean Offices

LOCATION: Centurion
SCOPE OF SERVICES: The design and development of offices
YEAR DEVELOPED: 2009

Bateleur Corporate Park

LOCATION: Corner of Lynnwood and Sussex
SIZE: 11,000m²
CLIENT: Safari Developments
SCOPE OF SERVICES: The design and development of a prime office park with small scale retail and restaurants
YEAR DEVELOP: 2020

Other development

More than anything else, our mastery through years of experience equips us to deliver on quality, budget and practical simplicity – time after time.”

New Road Substation

LOCATION: Midrand – South Africa
INVESTMENT VALUE: R25 000 000
CLIENT: City Power
SCOPE OF SERVICES: The development, planning and implementation of a Power Substation
YEAR DEVELOPED: 2007

Curro College Hazeldean

LOCATION: Silverlakes
CLIENT: Curro College Hazeldean
SCOPE OF SERVICES: The design of the first phase of Curro College Hazeldean
YEAR DEVELOPED: 2010

Residential development

 

 

We create interior and exterior spaces that mix innovative, contemporary design and sustainable solutions with a commitment to clients’ hopes, needs & budget.

The Team

FRANCOIS MARAIS

FRANCOIS MARAIS

The founding member, managing director and principal architect of MDM Architects, Francois has over 50 years’ experience in the design and construction of properties. His unique adeptness in the commercial market follows from his vast history of project implementation and management of educational institutions, hospitals and health facilities, shopping centres, office buildings & housing. His strength lies in the initiation, design and financial implementation of property developments and ultimately the establishment of these developed properties as sought after investment assets. He established the JSE listed Safari Investments RSA Ltd and has implemented commercial projects for Safari to a value of over R2.6 billion to date.

ELMA THERON

ELMA THERON

Elma leads and coordinates the MDM team with specialist knowledge in green building and sustainable solutions in commercial, industrial and residential architectural design. As award-winning architect, Elma has many years of valuable experience heading her own architectural practice, Baumhaus Architects, for 20 years before joining MDM as Manager. Apart from urban design and master planning she brings a pundit focus on interior architecture to MDM.
JACQUES DE VILLIERS

JACQUES DE VILLIERS

Jacques has been significantly involved in large-scale building projects with a sensitive understanding of urban planning and advanced design, as well as proficiency in client presentations, project coordination, technical documentation, and on-site construction management. He is an award-winning Architect who graduated at Tshwane University of Technology in Pretoria with an MTech Architectural Technology (Professional) Degree.
HANNES MINNAAR

HANNES MINNAAR

Hannes is a qualified Architectural Technician and has been with MDM Architects for over 20 years. His more than 40 years’ technical expertise in the design and modelling of buildings is priceless. His principal architectural skills lie in shopping centre design and his dedication and attention to detail has seen many commercial projects through to their completed state.
GIBBS PHIRI

GIBBS PHIRI

Gibbs has been with MDM for over 15 years and his key competence lie in completing 3D modelling and renderings of new developments and showcasing greenfield projects. He has considerable experience in ArchiFM facility management software and liaising with retail management teams on the various aspects of tenant placement and interior finishes.
USCHI BRIEL

USCHI BRIEL

Uschi’s extensive cognizance in dealing with the requirements of Aesthetic Committees and Home Owners Associations makes her a valuable team member. She’s a qualified Architectural Technician with more than 20 years’ background in design.
JAN GOOSEN

JAN GOOSEN

The artful design of commercial properties including offices, lodges and various residential projects is where Jan’s interest lies. His skillfulness in 3D modelling, rendering and virtual fly throughs contribute to the success of the projects in the MDM portfolio.
KALIKE HOON

KALIKE HOON

With her specialist style in communication, focused approach, and attention to detail Kalike manages the reception and administration of the MDM office.

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Contact us

 

+27 12 365 1881

 

info@mdm-arch.com

 

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