André Eksteen is a founding member of Earthworld Architects; a Pretoria-based practice with commissions throughout Southern and East Africa
He is born & bred in Pretoria (B.Arch. UP) and is passionate about tectonics, materials and regenerative design.
In the early 90’s he worked on various educational projects for the North-West Province. This exposure, to the then RDP Program, laid the foundation for his interest in community development and regenerative design. After establishing his own practice in 1997 he completed various design/build projects where his keen interest in materials was thoroughly explored. This early phase led to many noteworthy residential designs but, it wasn’t until mid 2000’s that bigger public commisions and competition entries gave him the opportunity to explore his early passion for sustainable development and regenerative design.
Earthworld have received recognition for their work in many publications and merit award programs; both provincial as well as national.
His current focus is on the design of buildings as catalysts for social innovation.