About Miradi Group (Pty) Ltd

We are a firm of architects with offices in South Africa, Kenya and Canada.

Since our launch in 2008, we have firmly established an international footprint on the African and North American continents, with our involvement in various projects in South Africa, Kenya, Tanzania, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Canada.

Significance of our name

‘Miradi’, the Swahili word for ‘project’ or ‘goal’, describes our creative and dedicated approach to the execution of projects and helping our clients to attain their goals.

Building on past experience, we are ideally placed to offer exceptional service to the markets in which we operate, both locally and abroad.


We seek to provide exemplary service to our clients through innovative, human-centred design solutions that are effective, efficient and economical.


  • We do what is right.
  • We put people first.
  • We consider the environment.

Key to success

The success of our projects lies in our multidisciplinary approach and strong awareness of sustainability. Through collaboration, creative design, client involvement and community participation where applicable, we achieve effective solutions that meet the aspirations of our stakeholders. We also seek to ensure our solutions contribute to sustainability.


Our clients include the public sector, as well as corporate, institutional, commercial and residential markets.

Our team

Our team comprises talented architectural designers, led by CEO Jacob Motanya from our head office in Cape Town, South Africa.

BBBEE status

We embrace the principles of the Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment. Our certified results are:

  • Score: 100%
  • Level: Level 3 Contributor
  • Procurement Recognition Level: 110%

Leadership team

Our driven and creative approach, combined with qualifications, experience and a diverse range of relevant skills, ensure our team is well placed to satisfy our clients in every project.

Jacob Motanya
Group CEO
BArch, SAIA, PrArch

Jacob is a registered architect who has undertaken projects across Africa for more than 17 years. He qualified with a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Jomo Kenyatta University, Kenya, and is registered with the South African Institute of Architects, the South African Council for the Architectural Profession, the Architectural Association of Kenya and the Royal Institute of British Architects. He has experience in the formulation and implementation of public infrastructure projects and Private-Public Partnerships (3Ps).

Ngugi David Kiraii
Senior Associate (Johannesburg, South Africa)
IMIS Diploma, BArch, PrArch

Ngugi is registered as an architect in South Africa and Kenya. Since 2007 he has gained experience in both public and private projects across Africa, including South Africa, Nigeria, Tanzania, Kenya, Botswana, Rwanda, Ethiopia and Uganda. He is also a Corporate Member of the Architectural Association of Kenya (MAAK).

Charles Rioba
Director Business Development, East Africa
MSc in Chemical Engineering

Charles is a leading entrepreneur and business leader based in Nairobi, Kenya. He holds a MSc degree in Chemical Engineering from Reading University, UK, and has been involved in business consulting and lecturing at tertiary level in energy engineering for over 30 years. His areas of specialisation are renewable energy, information technology, project management, entrepreneurship, real-estate development, technology and design innovation. He is a member of the Institute of Energy (UK), Institute of Chemical Engineers (UK), Institute of Engineers of Kenya and Institute of Chemical Engineers of Kenya.

Why choose us?

Reasons for picking Miradi:

  • We help our clients realise their vision.
  • We have an excellent track record.
  • We have experience in markets across Africa and Canada.
  • We adhere to budgets and deadlines.

Career opportunities for talented individuals

Career-Opportunities-Teaser If you are an architect or project manager with all-round experience who is keen to join us in various projects in South, East and Central Africa, Click here to send your CV and a cover letter.

We provide innovative and professional architectural services beyond client expectations.