2802 Architects was founded in 2017 with the aim of forging a new and inspiring standard in residential, cultural, civic, industrial, corporate and commercial architecture.

The practice spans offices in Johannesburg, Paris and Kinshasa, with each region being represented by one of the firm’s three directors respectively. This unique structure allows us to couple local intelligence with global resources, in the pursuit of exceptional solutions.

We undertake projects at a breadth of scale ranging from modest SME schemes to large-scale hospitality and retail developments – bringing accountability and an appetite for innovation to every site, regardless of size or situation.

Our approach

Our work is guided by pairing uncompromising taste with an unconventional spirit. We seek ingenuity and creative distinction in our design, realised through meticulous precision in execution. In doing so, we deliver to a standard that exceeds clients’ expectations, every time.

We work as an integrated team, on an intimate scale – ensuring commitment, continuity and completely custom results with every project we undertake. Simultaneously, our international footprint not only allows us to embrace global benchmarks in design and sustainability, but encourages us to exceed them.

Our manifesto

We believe in architecture that promotes the productivity, engages the emotions and reflects the values of the society that it serves. This commitment towards human-centred design underscores everything we undertake.