Encountering architecture, and not just buildings, for the first time, will forever change the way you perceive the spaces you inhabit.  In the same way that great food or music can lift your spirits, buildings will affect the manner in which you experience the world.  We all encounter buildings in our lives, but the joy of regularly experiencing architecture, is a choice.  Choose architecture, be brave, and make your next encounter with South African architecture and the spaces you inhabit reflect your desire to get the most out of the buildings in your life.  And find the architect best suited to help you achieve that.  Choose committed Western Cape architects!  At Olivier Architects we enjoy each and every opportunity to help maximise your potential.

STUDIO

Olivier Architects \ TH21 Thesen Harbour Town \ Long Street \ Knysna \ South Africa

We have recently moved into a wonderful new studio space in Thesen Harbour Town, Knysna.  Inviting indoor and outdoor working and meeting spaces, contribute to our creative processes and allow us to engage regularly with the great Knysna weather and views of the harbour town and lagoon.  Feel free to pop in and meet the team, and find out more about our design and production processes.

 

With the recent dissolution of the almost 15 year old Starkey Olivier Architects, we have embarked on a new architectural journey.  As a boutique Knysna architectural practice we enjoy the freedom to strive to become one of the best design architecture firms in South Africa.  Our new premises is the perfect location from which to express our love for architecture with new vigour, and apply our trade in the Western Cape and further afield.  Impacting South African architecture will forever be a privilege, as long as we have the joy of committed partners.

TEAM

NICK OLIVIER
THE EXPLORER
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With an equal love for encountering people and buildings, he knew from a very young age that being a part of making buildings would be a part of his life.  With a tireless interest in exploring the global built environment, he lives by the maxim that ‘architecture matters’!

PROFESSIONAL ARCHITECT – B.Arch (UPE) | SACAP | SAIA

Review Committees: Pezula Private Estate; Lynnwood Estate; Knysna Aesthetics Committee

MATTHEW MARAIS
THE POWER-HOUSE
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Multi -talented and Hulk-like in his management of production, our ship would sink without his commitment. Like Samson, we fear that losing his beard will signal the end of his powers.

PROFESSIONAL ARCHITECTURAL DRAUGHTSPERSON – SACAP

KIRSTY OLIVIER
THE ARTIST
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Only a coat rack can wear as many hats. A fine artist by training and desire, we manage to continually persuade her to creatively direct our interiors and business marketing strategies. And until she abandons us for a chainsaw and a block of concrete, we’ll continue to rely on her influence in all that we do.

VISUAL DESIGN PROFESSIONAL – BA FA App. Graph. (Stell)

PIERO OLIVIER
THE PATRIARCH
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He refuses to share the location of the fountain of youth as he dominates construction sites and shares his sage like technical wisdom with all who can benefit from it.  He will live forever because he says so.

PROFESSIONAL ARCHITECT – B.Arch (UCT) | SACAP