studio 1a architects & project managers was founded by Baikagile (Bai) Tshetlo in 2012.

Bai holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Cape Town and is a registered professional architect with 15 years industry experience. Bai was an executive director at façade design (Pty) Ltd for five years prior to establishing studio1a architects.


we do not do 'styles' but are guided by a rigorous conceptual design process to meet our clients' needs, taking into account budgetary, time and practical constraints.

company ethos

to develop a team of highly skilled professionals who are leading experts in the field

to conduct our business ethically

to promote responsible architecture in our use of limited resources