08 December 2020

60 Years of Success by Design

Submitted by Linda Janse Van Vuuren
60 Years of Success by Design

Bentel Associates International was established in 1960 with a desire to create innovative and practical design solutions which achieve commercial success for its clients. Nearly 60 years on, its passion for excellence in design continues and BAI's extensive portfolio across different sectors and building typologies is testament to this.

Today, BAI is an award-winning architectural firm known for having designed many unique and landmark developments throughout the African continent and the Middle East. With expertise which include architecture, urban master-planning, interior design, graphic design, store planning, and green building design, BAI's multidisciplinary approach address all sectors of the building industry.

BAI, South African architects has successfully completed projects across numerous sectors and its portfolio encompasses a diverse competency, including regional and neighbourhood shopping centres, mixed use developments, commercial buildings, hotel, resorts and entertainment destinations and residential developments. The commercial expertise which BAI has cultivated, its ingrained understanding of the dialogue between design excellence and commercial considerations, and its diverse skills set drive every aspect of its projects.

Bentel Associates International is a dynamic architectural studio of South African architects, technologists, interior designers, urban designers, 3-D visualizers, and graphic specialists who collectively contribute to the design and implementation process of the practice. The CORE VALUES that the staff strive to display in their everyday collaboration within the office as well as in their interactions with consultants, clients and contractors are:

Integrity, passion, respect, excellence, dependability, openness, innovation, commitment, team work, honesty and professionalism

Our VISION is to become an acclaimed international leader in the field of architecture and design, and to expand our global and local client base. Our MISSION is architectural excellence through innovative design, experience and expertise.