FAQ

Is your portfolio available for public viewing?
Absolutely – examples of our range in work is available online. Questions can be mailed to info@rsarc.com, or an appointment can be arranged in which precedents can be shown.
Do you do additions and alterations?
We address the needs of individual projects and are willing to assist in renovation or alteration based ventures.
How do we approach the construction industry?
We deal with many clients that are new to the construction industry. Riaan Steyn Architects take a personal interest in all of our clients and the designs that are produced by our office. We pride ourselves in informing new clients of the processes, regulations, documentation and design phases involved and strive to enlighten clients to ensure an exciting and satisfying final product.
Will you work outside of Gauteng?
Yes, we have completed many successful projects beyond the borders of Gauteng and are still involved in a number of unfinished projects. We have completed projects in Nautilus Bay, Pretoria, Burgersfort (Limpopo), Kathu (Northern Cape), Richards Bay, Rustenburg, Potchefstroom, Thabazimbi, Ghana and Angola.
Are you registered architects?
Yes, we are registered and hold memberships with:

  • South African Council for the Architectural Profession. (SACAP)
  • South African Institute of Architects. (SAIA)
  • Gauteng Institute for Architecture. (GIFA)
  • Green Building Council of South Africa. (GBCSA)
What does the architectural process involve?
Due to the range in nature of the projects that we are involved in and the varied expectations of clients; the process is dictated by the scope of the project and the services required. Once these elements have been identified the following phases ensue: site investigation; brief inception and exploration; conceptual development; design development – technical investigation, material studies and regulations assessment; drawings and documentation compilation; construction management and finally hand-over.
How long does the construction process take?
The varied nature of the projects, their accommodation schedules and individual requirements make it impossible to provide an estimation. The above mentioned process changes in accordance with the building ‘type’, size and specification. We obviously aim to provide a service that is professionally and timeously carried out.
How involved will we be in the design process?
In all of our projects, we encourage client involvement in the conceptual development phases of the design. In order to achieve a product that satisfies the prescribed brief and expectations, our office employs direction and enthusiasm from our clients. We are not interested in portraying a signature style, but rather producing quality architecture specific to the custom requirements of each of our clients.
What other professionals are involved in the architectural process?
Landsurveyors, Structural Engineers, Landscape Architects and Quantity Surveyors if needed.
How do we make an appointment?
Phone us at our offices on 011 339 5022/5048 to make an appointment.