MMA Design Studio is a Johannesburg-based award-winning Architecture studio founded by owner and architect Mphethi Morojele as MMA Architects CC in 1995.
The studio provides professional services in architecture, urban regeneration, design, research and strategic thinking. Our focus is on the ability of design to respond to and enhance the historical and emerging African condition at all levels of human social, cultural, artistic and economic endeavors.
Through combining practice with teaching and research we aspire to exceed our client’s expectations by providing solutions that not only conform to the brief but can also be measured against the triple bottom line of social, economic and ecological sustainability. Each project goes through a process of cultural, economic and locational diagnostics in order to provide a narrative framework for the organization of the client’s aspirations and programmatic requirements. We believe that through a transparent design process the constraints of time and cost are challenges that can positively influence the design process and design outcomes.
OUR CORE VALUES
/ THOUGHT LEADERSHIP
We understand space-making, architecture and design to be intellectual and cultural pursuits that are at the core of society
We are bold and courageous in our pursuit of new relationships and unexpected linkages that enable technical, material and process innovation
/ EXCELLENCE, PASSION AND COMMITMENT
We are passionate about ideas, inspired by possibilities and committed to their realization through the highest forms of our art.
We believe BEAUTY IS TRUTH and always strive for honesty and transparency in all our relationships and processes
We place great value on empowering our clients, transforming society and on nurturing and developing talent
We are committed to reliability, continuity and open communication.
/ SOUTH AFRICAN COUNCIL OF THE ARCHITECTURAL PROFESSION
/ GAUTENG INSTITUE OF ARCHITECTS
/ SOUTH AFRICAN INSTITUTE OF ARCHITECTS
/ GREEN BUILDING COUNCIL OF SOUTH AFRICA
/ SOUTH AFRICAN PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION
/ AFRICAN UNION OF ARCHITECTS (UIA)