House Hotz © Don Albert and Partners

Don Albert & Partners is an award-winning international design firm specializing in the architecture, urban design and interior design of hospitality, leisure and transportation infrastructure. Founded in 1996 by Fulbright Scholar and UCLA Masters graduate Don Albert, Don Albert & Partners have received international acclaim for South Africa’s Millennium Tower, Durban, the high-performance at the University of Pretoria, the Proud Heritage Clothing Campus and the iconic Organic House in Cape Town, amongst others.

About Don Albert (abbreviated version)
Fulbright scholar Don Albert returned to South Africa in 1999, after two years in Los Angeles completing his Masters in Architecture (Urban Design) at the University of California, Los Angeles, and another year as design associate at the office of AIA Gold Medallist Barton Myers, Beverly Hills.

House Johnston ©  Don Albert & Partners
The Feather House ©  Don Albert & Partners
The Gray House ©  Don Albert & Partners
Trumpet House ©  Don Albert & Partners
Periscope House ©  Don Albert & Partners
Since 2010, they have repositioned the core of their business firmly into Asia with the opening of an office in Singapore. Their current projects in Asia include the US$750m Sudarshan Wheel tourism project in Delhi, the Voyager Hotel in Bali and the Viking project – an international hospitality project involving one of world’s leading hotel brands.

Design principal Don Albert is an active participant in the current architectural debate, exhibiting and lecturing extensively, and has recently published a monograph SOUND SPACE DESIGN, the Architecture of Don Albert & Partners.

Sound Space© Don Albert & Partners
Metro Apartments ©  Don Albert & Partners
PHCC Warehouse 2 ©  Don Albert & Partners
PHCC Warehouse 1 ©  Don Albert & Partners

Since returning to South Africa, Don steered Don Albert & Partners through a number of critically acclaimed projects, including the winning design for the Millennium Tower, Durban, the highperformancentre, at the University of Pretoria, and the award winning Proud Heritage Clothing Campus, Durban, recently published in Phaidon’s World Atlas of 21st Century Architecture.

Millennium Tower ©  Don Albert & Partners

Awards & Merits (partial list)

SAIA 2007 Merit Award for Proud Heritage Clothing Campus, Durban

KZNIA 2007 Award for Proud Heritage Clothing Campus, Durban

SAISC 2006 Award for the Best Steel Construction in the Architectural Category for the Proud Heritage Clothing Campus, Durban

Finalist with Platinum Sports Consulting in the Kings Park Iconic Stadium Competition, Durban, 2006

SAICE 2004 Award for Best Civil Engineering Project, Durban – Millennium Tower, Durban

Commendation (with no winners awarded) in the ACCORD Conflict Resolution Centre on the Bluff, Durban, 2003

First prize and commission to build the National Ports Authorities’ Millennium Tower, port control building, Durban, 2000

First prize and commission in an invited competition for the new Barrows Point of Purchase Factory, Durban, 1997
Full-funded Fulbright Scholarship to attend the School of Architecture and Urban Design, University of