Robert Silke & Partners is an award-winning firm of architects & interior designers specialising in the commercial, hospitality and residential sector. Based in Cape Town, the practice presently works in Johannesburg, Durban and as far afield as Kitwe, Zambia and Accra, Ghana.
The firm was established in 2015 as a partnership between Robert Silke and Robert McGiven, young architects who combine no less than 30 years collective experience designing and managing some of South Africa’s major architectural projects.
Robert Silke is one of South Africa’s most prolific young architects, having recently completed Citadel’s striking new granite head office in Claremont, Cape Town.
As senior partner in charge of design at Louis Karol Architects (2001-2015) Silke designed Chevron’s award-winning new national headquarters in Century City, as well as the futuristic Point shopping centre in Cape Town’s Atlantic Seaboard.
He is well known for his residential conversion of Old Mutual’s former Art Deco Headquarters in the Cape Town CBD – and is widely credited as the catalyst for turning around the fortunes of Cape Town’s city centre.
His past work includes design for the reconstruction of Blue Route Mall, seven Holiday Inn hotels, the H&M installation at Cape Town’s V&A Waterfront, and pivotal roles in Cape Town’s FIFA 2010 Stadium – as well as Portside, Cape Town’s tallest building.