About IDC Architects

Integrated Design Consultants (IDC) is made up of principals and professional staff with a wide range of local and international experience. Over the last twenty years, IDC has committed to delivering creative innovation through design-specific, tailormade architectural solutions that offer added investment value and meet the vision and needs of our clients.

We have broad expertise in the commercial, residential, affordable housing, industrial, heritage, health and educational sectors, providing a comprehensive approach to complex design issues. We dedicate ourselves to creating people-centred environments, and to designing African architecture that responds appropriately to its social, cultural, economic and environmental context. We believe in effective team work and collaboration; and work collectively towards cutting edge innovation.


Our Work

East London Waterfront
Karel
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Nov 30, 2018

This is the re-development of an existing waterfront into a mixed-use development with offices, hotel, retail and apartments.

Ekurhuleni Knowledge Centre
Karel
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Nov 30, 2018

This is a design for a contemporary landmark building that integrates library, knowledge and planetarium functions with office facilities.

River Club Apartments
Karel
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Nov 30, 2018

This design proposal for a new upmarket apartment complex in River Club in Sandton, Johannesburg, comprises 50 2-bedroom and 44 3-bedroom units, together with landscaped common areas.

Whittlesea Multi-Purpose Hall
Karel
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Nov 30, 2018

The Whittlesea Multi-Purpose Hall is intended to be used as a community centre as well as a gathering place for celebrations such as weddings, exhibitions, cultural shows and community gatherings to address issues in the area.

Sunshine School for Specialised Education
Karel
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Oct 30, 2018

A renovation in Uitenhage, the school comprises six blocks connected with covered walkways to accommodate 300 learners for specialised education.

Ekurhuleni Hospitality School
Karel
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Nov 16, 2017

The vision for this project was a modern hospitality school providing students with industry specific knowledge to participate in the tourism and hospitality sectors.

PSG, Port Elizabeth
Karel
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Sep 18, 2012

In 2010, five business units of PSG purchased the property on the corner of Cape Road and Mill Park Drive in Port Elizabeth with a view to combining the company’s expertise under one roof. To accommodate office space for 21 staff members, as well as five meeting rooms and one boardroom, the brief required an extension of 430sqm, together with a refurbishment of the existing property.


Our Services

Architecture

IDC provides the full range of architectural services for projects of all sizes, ranging from alterations to multi-level commercial buildings to urban design masterplans.

Housing

IDC has broad expertise in housing, particularly in the low-income sector, and we take pride in providing a comprehensive approach to housing issues.

Universal Access

IDC has a special commitment to the development of a built environment that is universally usable by all people everywhere.

Heritage

IDC and Lord Cultural Resources, a global cultural consulting practice, have formed a joint venture to bring our combined expertise together, to facilitate the planning and design of museums, community cultural centres, art galleries, historic sites and tourist attractions in Africa.

Research & Development

IDC’s directors are internationally recognised, and actively undertake research into all fields of our areas of operation. All research is applied to direct planning and development.