A young, vibrant and creative architecture and design studio based in Worcester, Mieke Droomer Architects was established in 2019. The studio focuses on the architectural manifestation of creating buildings and spaces. We are a small studio offering a hands-on and customised approach for each project, allowing for flexibility and adaptability within the differing needs and requirements of each project.
How we work
We believe in a collaborative and interactive approach to our projects, engaging with the client and their brief, budget and dreams. To us, each project is unique, and so is the design process. We endeavour to create spaces and buildings which conceptually, contextually, and sustainably bring together and reflect the clients dreams in creative and simple yet pragmatic solutions.
We aspire to create holistic spaces, embedded with the principles of good design, cost effectiveness, sustainability and contextually appropriate, where the details are as important as the bigger picture.
Director M.Arch (Prof) (UCT), PrArch22013 (SACAP)
After earning her Master of Architecture from the University of Cape Town in 2010, Mieke – born in South Africa and raised in Uruguay – relocated to Windhoek in 2011 to pursue her career in Architecture. Eight years later, with a wealth of experience from working with award winning Namibian architects, Mieke is establishing herself Worcester, South Africa as an architect.
She joined Nina Maritz Architects (Namibia) in 2014, where she was actively involved in the design and project management of various projects, with a focus on residential and office buildings imbued with sustainable and passive design ethos. During her four year period at Nina Maritz Architects, Mieke has been involved in a number of collateral architectural events.
Previous employments includes Wasserfall Munting Architects (Namibia), which she joined in 2011 as an architect-in-training, and Makeka Design Laboratory, South Africa (intern position in 2008).
While in Namibia, Mieke has served as board member of the Namibia Institute of Architects from 2015 to 2019. She held a position as an adjunct lecturer at the Namibia University of Science and Technology (NUST) for the second year Design course for architecture students ( June 2017 to December 2018). She won recognition as a Young Architects in Africa laureate (a collateral event to the Venice Architectural Biennale 2014) for the Dordabis Community Spine, while still at Wasserfall Munting Architects.
She is also an artist and had her first solo exhibition in Windhoek in 2013, as well participating in various group exhibitions.
Mieke is registered as a Professional Architect in both South Africa and Namibia.
She won recognition as a Young Architects in Africa laureate(a collateral event to the Venice Architectural Biennale 2014) for the Dordabis Community Spine, while still at Wasserfall Munting Architects.