About Us


B.Arch [University of Cape Town]
Graduate Diploma: Urban Design [University of Edinburgh]
Masters: Urban Design / Planning [Oxford] SACAP Pr.Arch 5802

Ivan Sasman studied Architecture at the University of Cape Town. A few years after graduating, he won a British Council scholarship to study at Edinburgh University, and later at the Oxford Urban Design Centre. He attained a Graduate Diploma in Urban Design and a Masters Degree in Urban Planning.

Ivan’s greatest achievement to date has been the Forensic Science Laboratory in Parow, Cape Town. The Forensic Science Laboratory won a Highly Commended Construction World Best Projects 2012 Award and a Highly Commended International Property Awards Africa for Public Service Architecture in South Africa 2012-2013 and is one of the most complex buildings in Africa.

MCRP [University of Cape Town]
SACPLAN A122/2002

Nicky Sasman is a spatial planner with a wide range of experience from climate change and sustainable development, to land development, to capacity-building and facilitation, and project management. She has maintained contact with academia throughout, as she forges close links between theory and practice.

Her 16 years of experience in local government, in varying roles, has placed her to manage promoting the public good, while minimising negative externalities.


Since our inception in 1986 our dynamic practice offers innovative, flexible and responsive building solutions to our clients while contributing to the enhancement of the urban environment. We are able to add value to your land and built assets.



Creative Design Concepts
Municipal Approvals
Construction Administration

Urban Design

Precinct Design
Public Space Design
Transport Interchanges

Heritage Buildings

SA National Gallery
Koopman de Wet’s Huijs
Bo-Kaap Museum

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