DSA Architects International
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DSA Architects International

DSA Architects International

Architects from Sandton Place, 68 Wierda Road, Sandton, Johannesburg, South Africa
DSA Architects International originated in 1985 with the establishment of RSL Architects (Ridler Shepherd Low Architects ) in Johannesburg. In 2001, RSL Architects established DSA Architects International with offices in Johannesburg, Dubai and Lisbon.

Our Head Office in Johannesburg, is led by Clive Shepherd (Group MD), Rob Low, Zinon Marinakos (Deputy MD, South Africa), Beata Kaleta, Ian Manson-Kullin, and Pierre Deckers (Group FD) with a staff of 40. The Dubai office is managed by Steve Kelshaw, (MD Middle-East) supported by Floris Smith (Deputy MD) and Tim Goodall and Peter Davison, with a staff of 80. The European office, which is based in Lisbon, is managed by Mike Scott, (MD Europe) with staff of 14.

The experience and knowledge accumulated over the years is extensive and integral to the practice, the strong set of values and a quality management system are central to the service we offer clients and developers.

We pride ourselves in particular on our vast knowledge and experience of the Hospitality, Leisure and Mixed Use Developments as well as a broad spectrum of general architecture throughout the world, including:

• Mixed-Use developments, including leisure, commercial, retail, residential
• Hospitality and Leisure (Business, Casino, Luxury and Leisure Hotels)
• Entertainment and Casino complexes
• Bush Lodges and Private Residences
• Urban Housing and Luxury Residential projects
• Restoration and Refurbishment projects
• Industrial projects
• Master Planning and Urban Design

Award Winning projects include:

• One & Only The Palm, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
• Old Town Commercial Island, Downtown Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates (including The Palace – The Old Town)
• Fairmont Zimbali Resort, Ballito, Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa
• Maia Luxury Resort & Spa, Mahe, Seychelles
• Indigo Bay Island Resort, Bazaruto Island, Moçambique
• Madinat Jumeirah Resort, Dubai, United Arab Emirates (incl. Al Qasr and Mina A’Salam Luxury Hotels)
• Xanadu Island Resort, Turkey
• The Saxon Hotel, Johannesburg, South Africa
• Thanda Private Game Reserve, Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa
• Park Hyatt Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club, Dubai, UAE
• One & Only Royal Mirage, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
• One & Only Le Touessrok, Mauritius
• One & Only Le Saint Geran, Mauritius
• The Westcliff Hotel, Johannesburg, South Africa
• Phinda Lodge, Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa