ABOUT Förtsch+Associates

The Förtsch+Associates team is known for creating innovative design, high quality technical detailing and responsible project administration services to provide clients with lasting investments in property they can be proud of.

The partnership is built up from the synergy created by the complimentary skills and experience of its two partners; Reiner Förtsch as Architect and Barry du Plessis as construction law specialist and project administrator, as well as a highly motivated technical and administrative team to support them in the drive to create high quality architecture both in design and in the final built product. The partners moved to Nelspruit in 1998 to participate in and complete the Mpumalanga Provincial Government complex as Senior Design and co-ordinating architect and Senior Project Manager respectively – Since the completion of the project in 2001, the partners have chosen to remain in Nelspruit and explore the opportunities in the Lowveld area and established their own partnership in 2003.

The partnership has grown from strength to strength and have since then been responsible for the design and project management of a wide variety of successful building projects such as commercial offices, hotels, lodges, high density residential apartments, private residences, urban design projects, restaurants and the development of private residential estates.
Förtsch+Associates Architects have built up a client base of respected individuals and organizations who share in the common goal of producing lasting quality architecture in harmony with the environment and developing projects that define excellence.

Förtsch+Associates provide the full spectrum of architectural services

Our services include concept and detail design, technical detailing and contract administration services where we oversee the project construction stage to completion.

Architectural Services

The practice has substantial experience in the following project types:

Private residences
Shopping Centres
Offices/ Commercial – Design, Planning and Contract Administration.
Residential Estates – Design and Project Management.
Townhouse Developments – Design and Project Management.
Hotels / Lodges – Design and Planning.
Interior Design of restaurants inluding kitchen layout design
Urban Planning of precincts
Education facilities

Consulting Services

Our specialist consulting services include:

Concept design
Detailed design
Technical Detailing
Contract administration and Supervision.
Project Management.
Risk management and Dispute resolution.
Budget and Resource planning.
Preparation of Technical Drawings for projects ranging from R5 million to R500 million.

Förtsch+Associates technology

State-of-the-Art

Ahead of the curve.

We build your project in a photorealistic setting, with actual contours and 3D imaging technology – we can bring it to life before a brick is laid on site.

3D Contextual Modelling

3D contextual modelling is possible of the most intricate and detailed terrain – allowing actual virtual on site planning without destructive and costly blasting or site interference. We take pride in making our buildings grow from the earth and fit the sites as if they were meant to be there.



Your Project, Visualised.



Hi-tech drone terrain scans superimpose your project in its real terrain setting.



Förtsch+Associates portfolio

Project inception to Completion

GRASKOP GORGE SCENIC LIFT

Commercial | Blyde River Canyon

House Shandon Estate

Private Residence | Nelspruit

House Dippenaar

Private Residence | Nelspruit

House georgina Jaffee

Private Residence | Limpopo

Huja Camp

Hospitality | Selati Huja Camp

Sabi River Eco Estate

Residential Estate | Sabi

CECILIAS ICON APARTMENTS

Townhouses | Nelspruit

Boulevard Offices

Commercial | Nelspruit

Mediterranean Restaurant

Hospitality | Ilanga Mall, Nelspruit

Lowveld Media Extension

Commercial | Nelspruit

ZANDSPRUIT BUSH + AERO ESTATE

Residential Estate | Hoedspruit

HOUSE BUNDU ESTATE

Private Residence | Nelspruit

VODACOM HEAD OFFICE

Commercial | Nelspruit

HOUSE WILD FIG ESTATE

Private Residence | Nelspruit

WILD FIG COUNTRY ESTATE

Residential Estate | Nelspruit

PAMUSHANA ESTATE

Private Residence | Nelspruit

OK FURNITURE

Commercial | Lydenburg/Mashishing

HOUSE LISSATABA

Private Residence | Nelspruit

PERRY'S BRIDGE BOUTIQUE HOTEL

Hospitality | Hazyview

CUSSONIA VILLAS

Townhouses | Nelspruit

HOUSE BRIGHTSIDE ESTATE

Private Residence | Nelspruit

HOUSE OF CLASS

Commercial | Nelspruit

JATINGA COUNTRY LODGE

Hospitality | White River

SONYAKA ESTATE

Residential Estate | White River

KAYAGELO TOWNHOUSES

Townhouses | Hoedspruit

HOUSE OLIFANTS NORTH

Private Residence | Mpumalanga

NEW CONSULTING ENGINEERS OFFICES

Commercial | Nelspruit

Brightside Park/Fish Eagle Estate

Residential Estate | White River

QUINCE´ GUEST LODGE

Hospitality | Nelspruit

HOUSE RAPTOR"S VIEW

Private Residence | Nelspruit

Riverside Garden Pavilion

Townhouses | Nelspruit

Riverside Office Park

Commercial | Nelspruit

Riverside Office Park Building 5

Commercial | Nelspruit

EASTVIEW BMW

Commercial | Nelspruit

VW MBOMBELA

Commercial | Nelspruit

AUDI CENTRE MBOMBELA

Commercial | Nelspruit

BODYCURE

Retail | Nelspruit

BATELEUR OFFICE PARK

Commercial | Nelspruit

SIMBAVATI HILLTOP LODGE

Hospitality | Hoedspruit

MIRAGE SAFARI RESORT HOEDSPRUIT

Hospitality | Nelspruit

ZANDSPRUIT

Private Residence | Hoedspruit

The Team

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Contact Förtsch+Associates

Contact Details:

General Enquiries:
Corlette van der Merwe
+27(0)13 752 2583
admin@fdparchitects.co.za

Reiner Fortsch:
Partner: Principal Design Architect
+27(0)82 852 7973
reiner@fdparchitects.co.za

Barry du Plessis:
Partner: Project Management, Contract administration and Dispute resolution.
+27(0)83 267 8330
barry@fdparchitects.co.za