Mathews & Associates Architects Seeks To Be Bold With Its Architectural Designs. Mathews & Associates Architects is an architecture firm based in Pretoria, South Africa, known for contextually relevant graphic designs. The firm was established in 2000 by Pieter J Mathews and it has since been involved in a wide variety of buildings ranging from large-scale buildings for tertiary institutions to transport architecture.
Mathews & Associates Architects began as a practice specialising mainly in the residential market but redirected its prime focus away from this market segment, towards transport, education and non-standard commercial projects. The firm has received widespread acclaim in South Africa and internationally for its holistic approach to design, which embraces unconventional use of texture and sculptural form. The firm’s design ethos remains bold and innovative simplicity using honest and raw materials that reflect the African context. The firm’s architectural language has been described as a sculptural combination between stereotomic and tectonic architectural language.
Mathews + Associates Architects is also an award winning architectural and design practice. The company’s practice consists of Pieter J Mathews as principal architect supported by a dynamic team of colleagues and support staff. As a dynamic and innovative company it understands the importance of technology. Its office is fully equipped with the latest graphics, construction sharing and architectural 3-D software available on the market. Buildings designed by Mathews & Associates Architects have been published in over 130 publications and have appeared on national television over 25 times.
Some notable educational projects that were designed by the company are the Javett-UP Art Centre at the University of Pretoria, New African Art Gallery and Museum Complex (2019), Gauteng Afrikaanse Hoër Meisieskool Pretoria Student centre (2017), Gauteng Afrikaanse Hoër Meisieskool Pretoria Swimming pool (2015), Gauteng Afrikaanse Hoër Seunskool Art Campus (2015), Hoërskool Waterkloof Multi-purpose hall and student residence (2013), Gauteng Afrikaanse Hoër Meisieskool Pretoria additions and alterations to the EC Steijn Hall (2012) and Gauteng Afrikaanse Hoër Meisieskool Pretoria Sport complex (2012).