dhk is a design-led multidisciplinary studio that incorporates architecture, urban design, landscape architecture and interior design. More than 130 people contribute to the success of the company across these four disciplines making dhk one of the largest and most comprehensive architectural practices in Africa. The firm’s integrated approach to design in the built environment, coupled with innovative and cost-effective design solutions, has garnered international recognition with projects spanning four continents.
Since its inception in 1998, dhk has collaborated with some of the largest and most influential developers and corporate clients in South Africa and has been involved in a number of significant buildings in Cape Town and Johannesburg. dhk’s extensive portfolio of work covers the full spectrum of architecture and the built environment, from the city-scale and urban development, to the individual building and its immediate environment, and the user experience of interior spaces.
The company is headed by a team of passionate industry experts. Founding partners Derick Henstra and Peter Fehrsen lead the architecture studio, alongside a dedicated board of directors that includes Managing Director Renske Haller, Technical Director Steve Peters, Financial Director Anette Potgieter, Peter Stokes, Head of Urban Design Guy Briggs and Pierre Swanepoel. The directors are backed by a strong management team of associate directors and associates who are supported by a large team spread over two offices.
dhk is passionate about its people, both those they work for and with. This passion inspires an honest, driven and energetic approach to design that brings a human element to the spaces and buildings that dhk creates.
dhk thinkspace specialises in commercial interior design and operates under the same roof as dhk in order to provide shared expertise.