WE ARE UF Architects

The founders and creative members that are the beating heart of the team that is UF Architects embody the new breed of collaborative professionals that are transforming the built environment.
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about us

Based in Cape Town, UF Architects is a multi-disciplinary studio of architectural, interior design, graphic design and built environment gurus. Our scope of experience spans large-scale developments with big budgets, to small renovations that allow property owners to maximize their space and their investment.

We’ve been part of big design teams that have conceptualized buildings and cities where budget was of no consequence, and we’ve helped governments construct educational facilities on tight budgets with tight time constraints. From residential to commercial development projects, we’ve been privileged to be part of the experience and gain the invaluable lessons which now allows us to adapt easily to the different needs of clients.

Our ethos

we believe

Architecture is as much about building spaces as it is about making places. It’s about structures - but it’s really about people. It’s about how we live, who we live with, and what we value.

UFA believes in family – whether it’s a corporate family or an actual family. That’s why we make sure that everything we help you to create bears your family’s finger print, not ours.Sure, it’s our work and our passion – but it’s your space and your place.

we thrive

Only through a deep understanding of the properties development rights and constraints, can one design and conceptualize the clients brief freely.  Confidence in design through knowing!.

WE EMPOWER

As we are empowered, so do we empower others. Through our continuous upskilling and learning process, we will work towards creating opportunities and avenues which bring the public and the built environment closer together.

WE CARE

Sustainability and efficiency are central tenets of how we approach architecture, design and construction. UFA is aligned with the practices and guidelines of the Green Building Council of South Africa and we readily embrace innovative ways of making sustainable choices that relate to construction materials, design and lifestyle.

By incorporating socio-political, environmental and economic factors we remain mindful of creating strong communities within the framework of the built environment.

OUR VISION

We deliver

WE note

Design is applied creativity and creativity is problem solving.

UFA’s vision is to find creative solutions that culminate in innovative designs that honour the brief, the budget, the client, and the given time-frame. Through refining ‘the BIG picture’, we are able to distill every project down to the finest detail.

As early-adopters of technology, we continue to evolve when it comes to 3D rendering and modelling to help our clients visualise and feel 100% satisfied with their project before it commences.

WE UNDERSTAND

UF Architects understand the importance of the socio‐political, environmental, and economic factors that impact our communities locally and nationally demanding of those involved in the built environment, in whatever capacity, dedication to perfecting Workable Practice Methods that push boundaries, value Sustainability, are Cost Efficient, value adding and strive to further develop and cross‐pollinate advances made across disciplinary fields in the built environment.

FOUNDERS and PRINCIPLE ARCHITECTS

Brothers Raazik and Taariq Nordien are the Founding Members, Principle Architects and the beating heart of the team that is UF Architects.

 “Our strength lies in our design flexibility based on our knowledge, allowing and never inhibiting our clients’ needs and visions to mould and shape the final product.”

raazik nordien

Founding Member & Principal Architect

TAARIQ nordien

Founding Member & Principal Architect

Member & Business manager

“My passion is underpinned within the investment and business side of the industry, to enable and grow confidence in infrastructure investments.”
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UFA believes in family – whether it’s a corporate family or an actual family. That’s why we make sure that everything we help you to create bears your family’s finger print, not ours. Sure, it’s our work and our passion – but it’s your space and your place.

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