Established in 2011, Gottsmann Architects, work in a variety of geographic regions. We specialise in design projects that include residential, commercial and hospitality. We also assist developers in producing development plans and feasibility studies.

The practice has evolved considerably over the years Gottsmann Architects has proven to be one of the top South African architects winning the best residential project in the London international awards in 2022. Gottsmann Architects has developed an extensive local and international portfolio of challenging and interesting projects ranging from residential houses designs to large scale urban design proposals including those industrial & commercial in nature. Our footprint has grown over the years and we are now proudly involved in several international projects, developing a global presence and familiarity.

The Architectural Firm is comprised of a dynamic group of talented individuals working collectively as a professional team, providing bespoke and complete design solutions.

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


Donovan Gottsmann

Director & Head of Design

Professional Architect

Bsc(Arch), B Hons(Arch), MProf(Arch)
Cum Laude // University of Pretoria

Pieter Benninghoff

Associate - Head of Technical & Project Architect

Professional Architect

BTech(Arch), MTech(Arch:Prof) Cum
Laude // Tshwane University of Technology

Edwin Pitja

Candidate Architect

BArch, BArch Hons, MArch Prof, Cum Laude // University of Johannesburg

Maxwell Sisoka

Senior Architectural Technologist

Diploma in Architecture, BArch // Durban University of Technology

Rebecca Jane Bocking

Senior Architectural Technologist

BArch, BAS(Hons) // University of

Kabelo Rapudi

Architectural Technologist

National Diploma: Architectural Technology NQF6

Rikus Stapelberg

Architectural Technologist

National Diploma: Architectural Technology NQF6
BA: Interior Design NQF7

Olga Schulze



Interested in joining our team?



We pride ourselves in our diverse African and Global project reach.