The company was established in 1989 and has grown and evolved since then

WMS Architects (Pty) Ltd is a level 2 B-BBEE contributor. We are based in Pretoria, providing architectural and interior design solutions across South Africa to both commercial and private clients.

The practice, Wim Swart and Partners started in 1989. During 2010 the company evolved into WMS Architects CC with the same core values and in 2018 the company was re-registered as WMS Architects (Pty) Ltd.

We are a small firm, but our experience ranges over a wide spectrum of architecture which enables us to handle any project, irrespective of the size or complexity. Our dynamic team is made up of talented and dedicated professionals that range in age, experience and design focus. We can make use of trusted external resources, should the project require it. This adds a multitude of perspectives, resulting in innovative and sustainable design solutions.

We offer a complete service from concept all the way through to occupancy in the following disciplines: Architectural design, Interior Design and Space planning and Project Management. We value collaboration in our design process both internally and with our clients.

The driving force of our company is to bolster energy efficiency without compromising on aesthetics. To achieve this, we take the following elements into consideration in all our designs:

  • Building orientation

  • Special glazing

  • Good daylight penetration

  • Motion sensors on light fittings

  • Energy and water usage metering equipment


  • Architecture that is energy efficient, modern and cost-effective, and fulfills our client’s needs.

  • Interior Design that is beautifully creative. We seek to complement the space with aesthetically pleasing furniture and other interior fittings designed by our interior designer.

  • Spatial Planning that ensures optimum use of the available floor area.

  • Project Management that is comprehensive to ensure that the building is constructed according to statutory regulations, detailed drawings and specifications, and within the timeframe and budget.