Who is XO.

XO Architects was established in early 2019 as a collaboration between two architects, Paula Gutter and Sergio Nunes. The combination of their respective approaches to architecture, design and practice methodologies led to this innovative, design-led architectural practice with the collective vision to achieve design driven solutions in architecture.

Our Projects & Clients

XO Architects offers experience in residential, commercial and industrial projects.  With every project, regardless of the size or type, we are committed to developing and exploring new ideas and concepts to find the best solutions for our clients.  We work in a collaborative studio environment with talented individuals who bring a variety of skills to each project.

We are a client focused practice.  Our clients range from developers to families, business owners to institutions and we work across both the public and private sector.  We value the integral role the client plays throughout a project. Through full engagement with our clients, our primary objective is to successfully complete projects that will contribute positively to the larger community.

A Design Focused Practice

XO Architects apply a distinctive design approach from the conceptual and design phases to the output of documentation drawings and on-site administration, ensuring the translation of idea into reality with no loss of the original intention and thorough attention to detail.

We are design driven, and strive to find the solutions for each project that respond well to landscape, site, climate, context and users in a sustainable and contemporary way.

We believe in creating architecture that is not only beautiful, but also comfortable, practical, and durable.  We strive for timelessness in our designs, through the appropriate and honest use of materials, methods, and forms.

Our Team

We are a small talented team of architects with a diverse skillset which enables us to successfully undertake and complete projects from initial conceptualization to final high quality buildings and spaces. 

We have created an office environment with a studio-based culture where the directors are actively involved and participate in all the work we undertake.  The workspace and design ethos cultivate a positive synergy for creative architectural engagement.

What We Do

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Concept Design
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Sketch Design
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Design Development
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Contract Documentation
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Contract Administration
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Interior Design
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Project Management
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3D Modelling
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Site Selection
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Expert Witness

Registrations

1 | South African Council for the Architectural Profession – SACAP

2 | South African Institute of Architects – SAIA

3 | South African Institute of Architects Free State Region – SAIA Free State

Meet the Team

Paula Gutter

Paula Gutter

Principal Architect

Sergio Nunes

Sergio Nunes

Principal Architect

Jan Willem Ras

Jan Willem Ras

Candidate Architect

Michke Jordaan

Michke Jordaan

Candidate Architect

Vanessa Cilliers

Vanessa Cilliers

Administrator

Who is XO.

XO Architects was established in early 2019 as a collaboration between two architects, Paula Gutter and Sergio Nunes. The combination of their respective approaches to architecture, design and practice methodologies led to this innovative, design-led architectural practice with the collective vision to achieve design driven solutions in architecture.

Our Projects & Clients

XO Architects offers experience in residential, commercial and industrial projects.  With every project, regardless of the size or type, we are committed to developing and exploring new ideas and concepts to find the best solutions for our clients.  We work in a collaborative studio environment with talented individuals who bring a variety of skills to each project.

We are a client focused practice.  Our clients range from developers to families, business owners to institutions and we work across both the public and private sector.  We value the integral role the client plays throughout a project. Through full engagement with our clients, our primary objective is to successfully complete projects that will contribute positively to the larger community.

A Design Focused Practice

XO Architects apply a distinctive design approach from the conceptual and design phases to the output of documentation drawings and on-site administration, ensuring the translation of idea into reality with no loss of the original intention and thorough attention to detail.

We are design driven, and strive to find the solutions for each project that respond well to landscape, site, climate, context and users in a sustainable and contemporary way.

We believe in creating architecture that is not only beautiful, but also comfortable, practical, and durable.  We strive for timelessness in our designs, through the appropriate and honest use of materials, methods, and forms.

Our Team

We are a small talented team of architects with a diverse skillset which enables us to successfully undertake and complete projects from initial conceptualization to final high quality buildings and spaces.

We have created an office environment with a studio-based culture where the directors are actively involved and participate in all the work we undertake.  The workspace and design ethos cultivate a positive synergy for creative architectural engagement.

Paula Gutter

Paula Gutter

Principal Architect

Sergio Nunes

Sergio Nunes

Principal Architect

Jan Willem Ras

Jan Willem Ras

Candidate Architect

Michke Jordaan

Michke Jordaan

Candidate Architect

Vanessa Cilliers

Vanessa Cilliers

Administrator

What We Do

\
Concept Design
\
Sketch Design
\
Design Development
\
Contract Documentation
\
Contract Administration
\
Interior Design
\
Project Management
\
3D Modelling
\
Site Selection
\
Expert Witness

Registrations

1 | South African Council for the Architectural Profession – SACAP

2 | South African Institute of Architects – SAIA

3 | South African Institute of Architects Free State Region – SAIA Free State