André Eksteen is a founding member of Earthworld Architects, a Pretoria-based practice with commissions throughout Southern and East Africa as well as South-East Asia.
He is born in Pretoria (B.Arch. UP) and passionate about tectonics, materials and regenerative design.
After establishing his own practice in 1997 he completed various design/build projects. From the mid 2000’s bigger public commissions and competition entries gave him the opportunity to explore his early passion for sustainable development and regenerative design. His current focus is on the design of buildings as catalysts for social innovation and the role of the architect in the rapidly evolving technological landscape. He has a great interest in the use of BIM as driver for innovation and democratic industrialization.