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Strey Architects

Strey Architects utilise & optimise the natural elements of the site & local climatic conditions, through the use of passive design & tried & tested sustainable design principles.

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Strey Architects is an award winning practice with a fresh, original and honest approach to design.
It is our objective to create comfortable spaces, through creative design, by listening to the client’s needs.

Our Vision:

Strey Architects create comfortable and sensible spaces for all, whilst protecting the environment & the earth’s limited resources.

We at Strey Architects, utilise & optimise the natural elements of the site- & local climatic conditions, through the use of passive design- and tried & tested sustainable design principals and try to protect the natural resources of the earth through the re-purposing existing buildings through recycling- & utilising existing materials & natural products where possible.

Who Are We:

To us, every project is unique, and a specific understanding of the owner’s personal requirements and the characteristics of the site, is fundamental to every bespoke design.

Design is a process of combining the architectural fundamentals of flow, space, light, form and aesthetics, with practicality & good value. We believe that the buildings that result enhance their natural- and built environment, and contribute to the occupant’s experience.

  • Innovative Design
  • Design Principles
  • Green Building Techniques
  • Architectural Fundamentals


Strey Architects have become a formidable team of architects and candidates, often taking architectural students under their wing, exposing them to good design principals and detailing.
Friedrich W Strey
Friedrich W Strey
Founder/ Professional Architect
He is an awards winning architect of which, amongst many others, are a Merit Award for Architecture from the South African Institute for Architects (SAIA) & The Pretoria Institute for Architecture (PIA)
Marisa de Swart
Marisa de Swart
Principal/Professional Architect – Team Manager
Marisa is an Professional Architect at Strey Architects. She graduated cum laude from the University of Pretoria (Tuks) with a Masters degree in Architecture in 2013.
Phillip J Sherman
Phillip J Sherman
Professional Architect
Phillip is an Candidate Architect at Strey Architects. He graduated cum laude from the Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) with a Masters degree in Architecture in 2015.

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