M / Architects was established as an independent firm in 2003. Prior to that it was known as Moross & Partners a firm established in 1950. The firm has been responsible for the design of a wide variety of building types throughout Southern Africa. In particular Office Buildings, of which we have designed and constructed over 200 buildings. Shopping Centres and Residential Apartment Buildings are also our speciality.
Much of our work has been achieved in design competitions and subsequently constructed. Of these projects the most recent one is the Innovation Hub a Science and Technology Park in Pretoria.
Design is our passion and detailing our obsession. We provide a full architectural service including site supervision. We are also involved in the design of large scale Urban Design projects as a framework for detailed architectural design.
The partners in the firm are Ivan Schlapobersky who studied with the famous American Architect Louis Kahn at the University of Pennsylvania and John Martins who has been with the firm since before its establishment. Senior personnel are Mary Craig and Mike Hurwitz who are extremely competent and skilled in the execution of our projects.
We understand cost constraints and always try to work within budget at the same time as producing cutting edge design. This is our challenge. We are careful not to waste our Client’s money on architectural extravagance.
IVAN SCHLAPOBERSKY 18 April 2013