BOOM Architects, founded in 2009 by Eric Wright (M Arch Prof WITS 2007. PrArch) and Claudia Morgado (M Arch Prof WITS 2007. PrArch), have initiated, worked and collaborated on a variety of architecture and design related projects and proposals, including; residential, commercial and mixed- use developments, heritage projects, exhibition design, low-cost housing and housing resettlement plans.
By working on projects that straddle different geographical, social and economic landscapes, we commit to engaging with the fluid nature of architecture through a focus on systems that gain value over time with lasting benefits to those it impacts. Over the last 5 years of practice BOOM has emerged as a practice skilled in architectural, graphic and system based work; putting together complex building adaptations, people-focused architecture, development of academic curricula and the graphic representation of complex processes and concepts.
City themes are investigated and developed through the engagement of the practice with The University of Johannesburg, Graduate School of Architecture (GSA). The practice partners co-lead a postgraduate unit, Unit 13, where their research investigates alternative ways of ‘being an architect’. We see this involvement at the GSA as an extension of our practice, where ideas can be critiqued and built upon through constant dialogue.
How we approach our work.
At BOOM we embrace a collaborative approach to complex work. We identify value in working closely with multifaceted teams and individuals in the aim of sharing knowledge and collectively voicing opportunities and constraints in the process of making projects. These views generate projects loved by all hands and minds involved in the process.
How we approach our environment.
We work closely with local cultures and communities, understanding that this practice contributes to viable and sustainable social and cultural environments. We see the potential of including local voices and ideas to projects as key ingredients to a sustainable future of the life of the project.
How we approach each project.
At BOOM, every project on our table is treated as a unique opportunity. We are committed to discovering a custom response to your site and brief. We have become skilled at figuring things out and will do whatever it takes to successfully realise a project.
BOOM Architects is a private company ((Pty) Ltd. registration no. 2015/291847/07).
BOOM Architects is an Exempt Micro Enterprise (EME) and Level 4 BEE company.