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Who Are We

Jan and Petria Smit practice as SM!T Architects since 1992 in Bloemfontein, Free State, South Africa.

SM!T Architects is a leading, award- winning practice based in Bloemfontein, Free State, but practicing throughout  South Africa and Namibia. Our vision is to provide a professional and personal service to our clients, regardless of the scope of the project. We consider all clients’ needs as unique and strive towards a sensitive and responsible reaction to these needs.


Environmentally appropriate architecture is achieved by respecting the place or site, either in the city or countryside in terms of climate, context, material and appropriate technology. Both Jan and Petria lectured for 25 years at university where Jan is still a part – time professor. Their academic work focuses on meaningful place-making and since they started practicing, the completed architectural work became testament to this approach. 


This market-leading practice will ensure a profitable return on investment and we invite you to contact us for a potential destiny changing discussion.

Jan Smit
Petria Smit

The Team.

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Jan Smit

Tel: 0835006979

Photo credit: Renier Bronn

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Petria Jooste-Smit
Tel: 0834776468

Photo credit: Renier Bronn


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