About us

Core Values

Starkey Olivier Architects designs site-specific, idiosyncratic, fully-integrated and inspiring spaces within the built environment.

Established in 2004 by the Principals of the Company (Jerome Starkey and Nick Olivier) Starkey Olivier Architects has offices in Knysna and Cape Town. Services range from architecture to interior design, along with coordinating appropriate turn-key decor solutions, providing a hassle-free and complete service to clients. Although specialising in high-end residential architecture, the practice has successfully completed projects in hospitality, retail, commercial and light industrial.

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Core Values

Unique, detail-oriented and responsible solutions, while constantly evolving, embracing change and looking forward

 Offering clients a holistic approach to design integrity by providing a seamless integration of architecture, interior detailing and decor. 

Open and honest in all business practice, ensuring clients’ best interests are prioritised. Committed to high ethical standards, delivering the right solutions for budgets and timelines.

Building personal relationships with clients and exceeding client expectations by providing a service orientated, streamlined and practical approach.

 Attracting and retaining skilled, efficient , motivated and loyal staff through structured and disciplined management practices within a dynamic and inspired corporate culture.

Attaining the highest possible level of relevant skills and knowledge of the built environment in order to achieve technical excellence.  

Constantly striving to reduce the negative impacts on the environment as well as the comfort and well being of the building occupants, thereby improving building performance.

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