Marcus Smit Jacobs Architects is a medium sized firm, consisting of registered architects, architectural technologists and administrative staff. The firm was established in 1996 by Marcus Smit, who has since been actively involved in all aspects of the practice. The firm is registered with the South African Council for the Architectural Profession, The South African Institute for Architects and The Cape Institute for Architecture, having been acknowledged with an Award for Excellence by the latter. The practice has been involved in projects across the building spectrum including refurbishments, alterations and interior projects, with an emphasis on the luxury residential market.