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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 to live-, work- & play, through creative design, by listening to the client’s needs.

Our Vision:

Strey Architects strive to 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.

We keep ourselves informed of sustainable practices, modern technologies and the latest materials. This allows us to offer our clients knowledgeable and up-to-date guidance in their decision-making throughout the design and construction process.

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.

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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.
Yvette Jansen van Nieuwenhuizen
Yvette Jansen van Nieuwenhuizen
Candidate Architect
Yvette is a Candidate Architect at Strey Architects. She graduated from Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) with a Masters degree in Architecture in 2019.

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