UrbanWorks Architecture and Urbanism is an inter-disciplinary design studio rooted in Johannesburg, South Africa. The studio engages critically with the stubborn yet inspiring reality of South African cities through four key pillars of Urbanism, Architecture, Research & Teaching and Interventions. 

The spaces of this sprawling African city demand design solutions that are sensitive to a complex and divisive history as well as the imperatives of modernity. Consequentially, our projects evolve towards implementation through a process of critical observation and responsive engagement. Absent of any pre-determined scale or aesthetic these projects demonstrate the value of looking deeply and acting with bold sensitivity.

Associated Sites:


Research and teaching through the University of Johannesburg Graduate School of Architecture. 


A collaborative research and advocacy initiative studying the emerging spaces of micro-economies. 


A collaborative outlet space for all things urban located in Maboneng.

+27 11 023 5232 | 1st Floor Unit F8 44 Stanley Ave. Braamfontein Werf, Johannesburg info@urbanworks.co.za 

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