Activate is 15 years old 15 years of activate

In 1998 activate’s foundations were formed as a close corporation called ‘Johannesburg Studio for Architecture’(JSA). During the first 2 years the practice underwent a number of important changes consolidating in 2000 as an established small practice of 2 partners (Edward Brooks and Michael Magner), a couple of staff and the activate brand.

In 2004 Reon van der Wiel joined activate as a qualified architect and in 2007 became a partner in the practice.

In 2009 the activate was converted to a Pty Company to better accommodate the anticipated growth of the firm.

With a passion for architecture, good design and attention to detail, the firm has grown steadily to take on a variety of larger projects for a broad spectrum of private, institutional and commercial clients.

Thank you to all our clients, suppliers and colleagues for their past and continued support that has contributed to the past 15 good years!

Having successful navigated both boom and bust times in our 15 year history, and with our intention firmly set on creating high performance architecture activate is looking forward to the next 15 years great years!

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