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Spotlight: Jakupa Changes The Face of Architecture & Design

The built environment is a complex and ever-evolving space in which new creations, striking architecture and innovation in design merge to bring forth global changes. Jakupa is an architecture and urban design practice that has the express intent to create a rich urban environment through creative engagement in our contemporary urban milieu.

Their vision is rooted in humanistic values and in finding appropriate roles for architecture and urbanism. Driven by a dynamic, academic and practical team with diverse skills, they drive a philosophy of research through design practice. Jakupa engages in work that ranges from addressing social and ecological issues to responsibly building in today’s market economy.



Jakupa was born through the energy of the revitalized political context within which we work. The team believe that the act of city making is a political exercise and acknowledge the responsibility shared in making equitable, productive and sustainable spaces. The company philosophy unambiguously entrenches their ideals simultaneously through conscientious design and corporate policy. “We are therefore proud to acknowledge our 100% Historically Disadvantaged Individual [previously disenfranchised] status and our ideals to sincere and radical transformation.”

Jakupa will be recognized as a place where creativity can be engaged, cultivated and nurtured in a framework of values that are humanistic as well as socially and environmentally responsible. They address these issues by building responsibly in today’s market economy and relate this to contemporary architectural theory and practice in the local context.


Through a philosophy of research through design practice, Jakupa will bring contemporary architectural theory and practice into a relationship with the skills, thinking and heritage of architecture.

Jakupa will engender a work ethic where creativity is complemented by the ability to produce projects within time and budgetary constraints.

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