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Studio D’Arc is a reputable South African-based architectural practice offering professional services from project conceptualisation through to completion; and combining experience, passion and perfectionism.

Studio D’Arc is based in Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape – the home of its headquarters where it has been operating in various incarnations for over 40 years – and has a footprint in Somerset West, Western Cape.

Studio D’Arc’s collective team have successfully completed hundreds of widely recognised cross-sector public and private projects around South Africa and Africa with occasional break-through concept proposals in the international arena. We are poised to grow our African and international portfolios in the near future.

Projects span shopping and lifestyle, single and multi-residential, medical, commercial, educational, religious, resort/entertainment/tourism, industrial, municipal and green developments.

Studio D’Arc offers a total design solution and hands-on approach from idea to application and beyond. Capitalising on the creative skillsets, experience, building typologies, coupled with specialised project precedents offered by our international partners, Welman Architects Inc., Studio D’Arc is committed to constant innovation in design and delivery.

“Effective spatial utilisation and user-sensitivity, as primary design philosophies, are the driving force behind Studio D’Arc’s innovative spirit.”

Studio D’Arc’s inter-generational leadership guarantees a unique blend of practical cross-sectoral experience and evolutionary exploration of design, engineering and construction potential; together with a passion for social, environmental and user-orientated built-environments, the Studio D’Arc team creates a personal, energised and well-balanced architectural practice.

Studio D’Arc prides itself on state-of-the-art modelling to serve client visualisation requirements every step of the way, and collaborates closely with construction partners on all projects to ensure cost effective, co-operative delivery.