Our story

A little about our History

ACG 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.

Our Directors

Hassan Asmal

Director - Architect

Architect
B.Arch (UCT)
Pr Arch MI Arch

President of South African Institute of Architects
(2006-2008)

Vice President of the African Union of Architects, Region South
(2009-2011)

President of the Organizing Committee UIA World Congress Durban
2014

Founding Board member of the Green Building Council

Hassan is responsible for architectural design and the international projects portfolio of the firm.

Malcolm Campbell

Director - Architect

Architect
B.Arch (UCT)
MSc Urban Development Planners (University College London) cum laude
Pr Arch MI Arch

President of the South African Council for the Architectural Profession
(2003-2010)

President of the Council for the Built Environment
(2003-2007)

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.

Andre Smith

Fine Artist

Far far away, behind the word mountains, far from the countries Vokalia and Consonantia, there live the blind texts. Separated they live in Bookmarksgrove right at the coast of the Semantics, a large language ocean. A small river named Duden flows by their place and supplies it with the necessary regelialia. It is a paradisematic country, in which roasted parts of sentences fly into your mouth.

James Anderson

Front-end Developer

Far far away, behind the word mountains, far from the countries Vokalia and Consonantia, there live the blind texts. Separated they live in Bookmarksgrove right at the coast of the Semantics, a large language ocean. A small river named Duden flows by their place and supplies it with the necessary regelialia. It is a paradisematic country, in which roasted parts of sentences fly into your mouth.