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The amalgamation of the renowned and established commercial practice Michael Tod Architects (MTA) and the dynamic practice of BLOC Architects. This marriage ensures that clients are assured of over 30 years of established commercial practice, incorporating the full range of typologies and over 1000 built works, and award winning contemporary technological driven design.


BLOC Architects explore the boundaries of technology as a tool to represent and test their ideas in a format that the client can clearly understand. We believe that architecture has an integral role to play in our global environmental issues and through well-researched practical responses can form a sustainable architecture that is well adapted to its surroundings. This ensures cutting edge design at all scales. Project locations including Miami, Chicago, Mozambique, Australia, Mauritius, Zimbabwe, Nigeria and throughout Southern Africa.


Archdaily – Top 50 houses of 2019
KZNIA – Regional award for Durban Beachfront Promenade upgrade
National competition by Department of Arts and Culture: Innovation in Social Housing
Finalist for National Plascon Award
Mr. Price Distribution Headquarters competition
Medal Design merit from Cape Town Institute of Architects
South Africa Council of Shopping Centre (SACSC) – Granada Centre


Brandon Robertson – Partner
Ryan Harborth – Partner
David Nelson – Partner
Sarishka Baruth – Accounts
Kylie Harborth – Interior Designer
Paula Neilson – Interior Designer
Ian Rall – Architect
Zane Atkinson – Architect
Simon Bothma – Architect
Gareth Moran – Technician
Tevin Du Toit – Technician
Faraaz Sayed Essop – Technician
Saien Reddy – Technician
Silindile Shelembe – Studio Support
Rethabile Khasoane – Facilities