Marcus Smit Jacobs is a professional architectural firm employing registered architects, architectural technologists and administrative personnel. The firm was established in 1996 by Marcus Smit, and joined by Hannes Jacobs as partner from 2014 to 2019. The firm is registered with with the South African Council for the Architectural Profession, The South African Institute for Architects and The Cape Institute for Architecture. The firm’s work has been acknowledged with Awards for Excellence and various publications.
The practice is involved in projects across the building spectrum including new buildings, refurbishments, alterations, interiors and landscape design.
Some ideas incorporated in our work have grown with us over time and have become familiar, while others emerge as new from a creative response to an ongoing dialogue between informing factors – the landscape or urban context, the site and its location, climate, orientation, views, environmental sensitivities as well as the universal social and architectural debate. A combination of the above, a strong focus on client requirements and aspirations, as well as a general attempt to relate functional requirements to form, can be seen as the basis of our design approach. A personal service from inception to finished product and a careful attention to detail is part of our work ethic.
The practice is located in Somerset Wes, 30 minutes drive outside Cape Town, and central to the Helderberg Basin, Cape Winelands, Overberg and Hermanus.