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.

We use our unique method of management to link experts from numerous disciplines into a coordinated project team, in order to provide efficient solutions that operate towards the overall success of our customers’ businesses.


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.

To this end, we have been intimately involved with the writing of the South African National Building Regulations; and are involved with several national and international initiatives aimed at improving the quality of the lived environment for all.

Community Project Management & Facilitation Services

We are committed to facilitating the establishment of structures within communities that assist in prioritising development needs.

This includes facilitating access to funding and ensuring that communities are trained and empowered towards self-reliance. We work towards promoting sustainable integrated development for the people of South Africa, with a special focus on individuals and communities disadvantaged by apartheid and other injustices of the past.


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.

Lord Cultural Resources specializes in the planning and management of cultural and heritage facilities, with offices in Canada, the United States, London, Vienna, Singapore and Australia. This collaboration provides our consultancy with extensive international expertise in the field of developing historic sites, exhibitions, interactive interpretive centres and cultural facilities. All consulting is charged at South African rates, which affords our clients cost effective specialized services in this sector.

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.