urban design
architecture / urban design

about us

/A leading SA firm with a proven track record

GAPP is a leading architecture and urban design firm that is instrumental in shaping cities in South Africa and beyond. We contribute positively to the development of cities and are committed to a built environment that endures as a legacy for generations to come.

At GAPP, we have an unwavering pursuit of design excellence and the highest professional standards. Our strength lies in creative and innovative thinking about the urban environment, collaborating with diverse, multi-disciplinary specialists and teams to tackle each project with a fresh perspective.

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/GAPP in the media

/What our clients say

"GAPP has proved to be the most knowledgeable and professional in the field of town planning. The knowledge and attention to detail that Mr. Erky Wood possesses are second to none. Given the scope and nature of the projects handled by GAPP, they were always willing to assist and deal with requests outside of their appointed brief."

Aveshni Ponnusamy – Gauteng Spatial Development Framework 2011

"Throughout the design and construction of the Isivivana Centre in Khayelitsha GAPP worked interactively with the trustees and were responsive to requested changes to design and usage, even last-minute ones. The lead architect, Sally Tsiliyiannis, and her team were always professional in their advice and execution of their mandate and went the extra mile."

Jill Singer – Isivivana Centre

"The design and management of the construction of the South African Renewable Energy Technology Centre in Bellville were done professionally and efficiently by GAPP, as demonstrated by the fact that the project came in under budget and fulfilled all requirements set out by the end-users. The building continues to serve as a benchmark for educational institutions on how to incorporate inviting educational environments with sustainable design and operation."

Sven Pietrangeli - The South African Renewable Energy Technology Centre

"Britam Tower remains the most iconic building in Kenya and has continued to excite the market. Further, GAPP’s service delivery has been exemplary throughout the life of this project. They have also been very responsive on all matters despite the distance."

Jacqueline Nyaguthi – Britam Life Assurance

"The work that GAPP has produced for the V&A Waterfront Company over the years has always been of the highest standard and they understand and service our brand, our business, and our needs very well. We are happy to recommend GAPP’s services for urban design and architectural work and believe them to be reputable, professional and innovative."

Martin Kearns – V&A Waterfront Company

"The work that GAPP has produced for the V&A Waterfront Company over the years has always been of the highest standard and they understand and service our brand, our business, and our needs very well. We are happy to recommend GAPP’s services for urban design and architectural work and believe them to be reputable, professional and innovative." Martin Kearns – V&A Waterfront Company "We have no hesitation in recommending GAPP’s services as they have proved themselves as professionals able to deliver a 5-star luxury product."

M J Vietri – Faircape Property Developers