A little about our History
ACG ARCHITECTS & DEVELOPMENT PLANNERS is a recognized leading practice with offices in Cape Town
ACG was established in 1993, by Malcolm Campbell and Hassan Asmal, and has become one of the leading black owned architectural practices in South Africa, with a BBEEE Level 1 status.
ACG is an established architectural practice with an extensive portfolio of work that ranges from modest affordable housing solutions to complex health facilities, prestigious public buildings, urban design and landscape architecture. ACG strives to consistently produce work of a high standard and is geared towards constantly improving management skills to ensure that high levels of service are offered to clients.
In addition to an established track record of pushing boundaries and finding innovative solutions, the work of ACG is grounded in a strong ‘developmental’ ethos, which involves seeking ways to actively contribute to economic and social development & ensuring measurable growth in terms staff, client and community development.
A number of ACG’s buildings have featured in local and international publications. ACG has specialised expertise in low cost housing and community development projects. They are able to deliver innovative briefs, through stakeholder participation, which address organisational development and strategic planning prerequisites in an holistic manner.
With ACG, it’s more than just about Architecture. As architects, urban designers and landscape architects, we provide a holistic approach to design ensuring that buildings and spaces are for and about people, while having a positive social and sustainable impact on the Cityscape.
We understand the importance of engaging with communities so that any project is beneficial to that community.
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President of South African Institute of Architects
Vice President of the African Union of Architects, Region South
President of the Organizing Committee UIA World Congress Durban
Founding Board member of the Green Building Council
Hassan is responsible for architectural design and the international projects portfolio of the firm.
MSc Urban Development Planners (University College London) cum laude
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President of the South African Council for the Architectural Profession
President of the Council for the Built Environment
Member of the Commonwealth Association of Architects Validation Panel.
Malcolm is responsible for architectural and urban design. He is also responsible for development planning and leads the social and affordable housing unit.