Who we are

Gottsmann Architects – An Introduction

Gottsmann Architects is a South Africa based architectural firm with the head office located in Sandton.
We specialise in the design & documentation of residential homes, commercial and multi-residential architectural developments.

The practice has evolved considerably over the years and has developed an extensive portfolio of challenging and interesting projects ranging from residential house designs to large scale urban design proposals.

Our architectural portfolio boasts architectural projects throughout South Africa, as well as projects abroad.

The Architectural firm is comprised of a dynamic group of talented individuals working collectively. We have a work dynamic where ideas and design principles are tested and finally fused together to generate progressive architectural design concepts, and ultimately realising these concepts into a built reality. Through this, we are able to provide a highly professional team to assist with any architectural projects.

Gottsmann Architects thrives on the more challenging architectural projects. We hold ourselves to a high level of construction & technical resolution and innovative architectural solutions.


Gottsmann Architects – Our Objective

Gottsmann Architects is comprised of young inspired professional architectural designers who aim to set a new benchmark in South African architecture and the built industry.
At Gottsmann Architects we do not accept mediocrity. We seek to challenge the norm in architecture and do away with mediocrity. Our aim is to become a leading architectural firm in South Africa.

In a short time, we have managed to build up a reputation of generating architecture designs beyond the traditional convention. We are constantly looking to challenge design aesthetics, spatial designs and structural resolutions.

Gottsmann Architecture has already started to seed itself within the African market with projects beyond the borders of South Africa. Our aim is to build on this and expand our reach within the international architectural arena.

We are highly passionate about architecture and fervent in spirit when it comes to design and will therefore always seek new challenges while striving for innovative architecture.


Gottsmann Architects – A History

Principal designer & Architect of Gottsmann Architects, Donovan Gottsmann furthered his studies in architecture, collecting both his Honours and Masters degree in architecture with distinction. He has won numerous awards leading up to the inception of Gottsmann Architects in 2010.

Gottsmann Architects set up office within an Industrial Suburb towards the east of Johannesburg where they were involved with numerous residential projects within the established Ebotse Golf & Lifestyle estate, as well as Serengeti Golf & Wildlife estate, Kempton Park.

A few years later the office relocated to a commercial park behind OR Thambo International Airport, Johannesburg. This made it easier to reach projects located in Pretoria & Midrand as well as other provinces as residential projects commenced in Durban & Cape Town. With the airport on the doorstep, Gottsmann Architects was also able to easily visit its international projects in Zambia & Mozambique.

In a short time, the Johannesburg architectural practice started to expand its client base within Midrand and the established estates: Waterfall Country Estate, Blue Hills Equestrian Estate & Steyn City. In September 2016, Gottsmann Architects moved into its new offices within the design precinct of Kramerville located in Sandton.

From this new office, Gottsmann Architects is hoping to expand even further on its client base and working towards establishing themselves as a formidable Architectural Firm within the greater Johannesburg region whilst attracting more architectural design projects in Durban, Cape Town and South Africa as a whole.

Gottsmann Architects has already started making inroads into the commercial & industrial architecture sector and is looking forward to building on this foundation

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