Ubuntu Design Group is a team of young social entrepreneurs determined to change the face of local architecture in South Africa & across the continent. Inspired by the spirit of Ubuntu, the idea that I am because you are, our mission is to build dignified homes that create communities and productive spaces in African cities. We work on innovative designs that are a combination of high-quality African architecture and international expertise.
To create a world where everyone has access to a dignified design regardless of their socio-economic or cultural status.
Our mission is to use dignified urban & architectural design to empower low-income communities to overcome economic, health, educational and social barriers by making locals the lead architects in designing the future of their community.
LISTEN TO BUILD | DESIGN
By listening to what communities want and need in their architecture, Ubuntu is able to implement design solutions that are sustainable and in context with community traditions, problem solving and successful innovations.
BUILDING TO ENABLE | CONSTRUCT
A home isn’t just a place to sleep, it can also be a store, a daycare, a way for people to sustain themselves. The purpose of our designs are to enable growth over time, commerce, and opportunity. This contributes to the development of vibrant, healthy communities.
ENABLING UBUNTU | IMPACT
Big picture, we care about creating holistic communities. A place that brings people together and a place where the community can thrive. Through listening and empowering families, we enable such communities to grow.
Our design services include architectural design, master planning, landscape architecture, and strategic planning.