Architecture & Urban Design


studioMAS was established at the dawn of the new millennium in response to the architectural and planning opportunities offered in South Africa. Design excellence is at the core of the service we offer. Our team’s design skills are tempered with our determination to consistently and sincerely deliver a quality product within the financial and time restraints of the client’s brief with a strong regard for environmental issues.

Work in Progress

Cartrack Head Office

We are currently on site with Cartrack’s new offices in Rosebank. The existing Cartrack buildings were demolished to make way for a new open plan, flexible and energy efficient building which is situated at the intersection of Tyrwhitt…

COJ Metro Centre

The upgrading of the Metro Centre in Johannesburg is a part of the City’s Space Optimisation Programme that was instituted by the client, the Johannesburg Property Company.

The overall plan for the precinct envisions a mixed-use campus that includes renovations to the existing Metro Centre building, construction of the new Council Chambers, and the building of a new banqueting hall, ground floor retail opportunities, residential, office and hotel space. The precinct is centred around the City Council of Johannesburg bounded by Hoofd, Joubert and Loveday Streets; and is approached by Rissik Street from the south.

 The precinct will contain several new Green Star-rated buildings and proposes the design of a connected network of public spaces to promote the campus as a TOD node. This will include improving access via new cycle lanes and amenities for non-motorised transport (NMT) users, encouraging walkability and connectivity across the precinct and approaching the construction of the precinct with sustainability as a leading concern for energy use, water conservation, waste management and urban greening.

Sandton Platinum Residences

Launching 18 Feb ’23

This project is an affordable high-rise housing development, located in the financial hub of Sandton CBD. The development comprises of studio apartments that form the majority of the typology, with penthouses on the rooftop. The studio apartment’s internal spaces have been designed to ensure maximum efficiency to offer a high quality, functional and comfortable indoor space. Facilities and amenities form an important role in the development to support the well-being and health of residents and to foster a sense of community.

Herbert Prins Colosseum Awards 2022 – WINNER

The JCAF project in Forest Town Joburg won the Herbert Prins Colosseum Awards hosted by GIFA and SAIA. The awards celebrate heritage achievements over the past decade (2012-2022). 

WAN Awards 2022 – GOLD

The Ridge project in the Cape Town V&A Waterfront by StudioMAS has won the Gold for Best overall sustainable architecture project in the 2022 WAN (World Architecture News) Awards.

WAN Awards 2022 – Bronze

The Ridge project in the Cape Town V&A Waterfront by StudioMAS has been awarded Bronze in the category ‘Commercial – Offices and studios’ in the 2022 WAN (World Architecture News) Awards.

Work in Progress

Gauteng Central

The Gauteng Central precinct is a housing-focused mixed-use development located in Midrand, midway between Johannesburg and Pretoria. The precinct urban philosophy embodies transit-oriented design (TOD) principles with an emphasis…

Work in Progress

Affordable Housing In Sandton

The Sandton towers project is an affordable high-rise housing development, located in the financial hub of Sandton CBD. The site is well connected and accessible via multiple forms of transport due to its central location, with the Gautrain…

Work in Progress

Courtyards on Oxford 2

The proposal is for a mixed-used building consisting of office and residential space as an extension to the existing Courtyards on Oxford campus in Forest Town in Johannesburg. In response to the location and environment, a circular…

Work in Progress

Sandton Drive Link Bridge

The Sandton Drive Link Bridge will provide a pedestrian connection over Sandton Drive from the south to the north. This project seeks to provide a rational endpoint for the cycle route from Rosebank, and safe, comfortable access for pedestrians…