Wilkinson Architects is a dynamic practice focusing on excellence in design, and specialising in a variety of disciplines.
Wilkinson Architects is a medium size practice that prides itself in doing a wide variety of projects, ranging from small scale projects to larger commercial and institutional buildings. Chris Wilkinson served as a director of Comrie + Wilkinson Architects since 1998 and established Wilkinson Architects in 2010. During this period extensive knowledge was gained in the field of design and construction, and the practice has proven this by being the recipient of numerous design awards as well as nominations for either the winners or finalists in various national architectural design competitions. Such designs include the Sarah Bartmann Centre of Remembrance in Hankey, as well as being part of the designated design team for the new Sol Plaatje University in the Northern Cape.
As architects we have a sensible approach in which responsive design plays a key element, incorporated with creativity, practicality as well as budget constraints. Therefore we consider the client’s brief as utmost importance, but in addition to the execution of the brief, we ad value in terms of the response to contextual and climatical influences as well as finding ways to be most creative within budgetary constraints. It is of key importance that all designs comply with sustainability requirements, in order to establish long term cost savings. We have a non-corporate work environment and our practice functions as an informal design studio and workshop, opposed to a monetary driven business.
A unique feature is that all projects are handled by either a director or an associate, regardless of the size, and the selected architect will oversee the project from initiation to final handover. We insist to spend enough time on the design process, as we understand the value that good design adds to a project, both in terms of function and financial investment. Each project will therefore receive personal attention, no matter the type or scale.