RICHLABS

At Richlabs Architects, we pride ourselves in designing innovative, sustainable buildings. We are passionate about Architecture and Africa and strive to find sustainable building solutions suitable for Africa in the 21st century.

 

We are a Johannesburg based architectural team that satellites’ to the award winning office, Peter Rich Architects, which currently has projects on the go in South Africa as well as Kigali, Rwanda, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania, Chicago, USA and Anji, Zhejiang Province, China.

Residential houses, apartment buildings, holiday houses, clinics, schools to lodges in exotic destinations. We can design any building type and we recognise that every project has its own set of unique criteria.

Through small changes we can make a big difference!!!

ROBERT RICH

(SACAP NO# PrArch 24750121

 BAS, H.ARCH, M.ARCH (cum laude)

robrich.jr@gmail.co.za

+27 (0) 82 367 7738

In 2004 I won one of the 5 merit ABSA young artist awards and worked on the winning competition for Tianjin Train Station while at AREP in Paris, France. I represented Pretoria University at the 2005 Global Studio in Istanbul. Awarded best sustainable masters project at The University Of Pretoria 2006 (cum laude)

 

I was a mentor at Global Studio 2008 in Johannesburg. Worked for my father; Peter Rich Architect for 8 years. In that time I curated Peter Rich’s retrospective exhibition in South Africa and Brisbane Australia and was project architect on a number of projects. I worked on the conservation document for Aksum World Heritage Site in Ethiopia.

 

I was external examiner for Masters Students at Bloemfontein University from 2016-2018. Taught 3rd year design at Wits for 2 years 2014-2015. In 2013 I started my own company Richlabs and have worked on a variety of scales from 350 apartments in 12 refurbished old industrial buildings.

 

Richlabs is 8 people strong and have completed a number of houses. We have built a sand bag after school centre and have designed an international gymnastics stadium for the World Championship venue in the Eastern Cape in South Africa. Worked on a competition with Green Inc for Repi Park in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and won ILASA Award of Excellence in 2015. I am passionate about architecture, travel sketching, photography and teaching.