About Songo Design Lab

Established in September 2012 as a professional architectural services company, Songo Design Lab & Project Managers (Pty) Ltd is dedicated to developing thought provoking solutions with sustainability being part of the whole design process.

Innovation is encouraged to ensure that the unique perspective Songo Design Lab clients have come to expect, is built into every solution we create. Our future clients expect nothing less!

Provide and deliver distinctive, high quality design solutions to our clients, whilst adding value to their needs, through innovation, creative thinking and environmental and economic sustainability.
To be the leading 100% black owned architecture company in the Eastern Cape as well as in South Africa.
Our Ethos
In all operations, the company believes that its success lies in its commitment to the values of service, integrity, accountability, teamwork and entrepreneurship lived out in every area of business practice. Songo Design Lab is committed to ensuring that our growth and success extends to the community within which we operate and society at large. Our Corporate Social Investment focuses on participation in the national calendar of events. We believe that the success of our projects and satisfaction of our clients and of our employees is inextricably linked to our success.

Songo Design Lab is driven to create innovative design solutions. The design and management of all projects, regardless of, scale, complexity or building typology is approached on the same basis – ensuring our structures respond to their environment, make a statement, and support environmental and economic sustainability.

We take our multiple reaponsibilities seriouslyto the clients we the public who ultimately become the many users of our our staff – the innovators and creators who design our the environment, integrating consideration of environmental concerns and impacts into all our decision making and activities to ensure a sustainable the communities around us through involvement in community based non-profit projects, skills transfer and mentorship – Songo Design Lab’s most significant differentiator.

Our Team

Our team, led by Fefe Mzamane, is made up of
professionals passionate about great design, continually
seeking inspiration to achieve unique results – men and
women of charisma who have made it their mission
to create a memorable experience for our clients.
Dedication, determination, and professionalism are the
key characteristics of the Songo Design Lab team.
Founder of Songo Design Lab, Fefe Daluxolo Mzamane, is a professional architect and urban development enthusiast. Fefe has designed projects that range from modern office buildings, schools, government clinics, factories, warehouses and social institutes to hotels across the Eastern Cape Province and South Africa. He has worked on each project in varying capacities from being the commissioned architect to project management. Fefe studied at the Nelson Mandela University where he graduated with a Bachelor of Architectural Studies (BAS) Degree in 2007. He went on to obtain his Master in Architectural Profession (MIArch Prof)in 2011. A qualified and passionate architect in his own right, Fefe has been actively involved in promoting environmentally friendly designs and has had a successful career lasting over a decade. Prior to founding Songo Design Lab, he worked and honed his architectural design skills in companies in the Eastern Cape and Gauteng. In starting Songo Design Lab, Fefe had identified a need for black owned companies with requisite skills to fill the gap in an industry that is still slowly undergoing economic transformation. His mission has been to promote diversity and at the same time create innovative designs that embrace the demands of a more digital future, save energy and preserve the environment. Fefe is an accredited Green Building Consultant.
Member of SA Institute of Architects since 2011
Member No. 8393. (Architect)
Registered with SA Council for the Architectural Professional
Registration No. PR. Arch 21375 (Professional Architect)
Member of Border Kei Institute of Architects
Corporate member of the SA institute of Architects:
Member of SACPAMP
Member of Green Building Council South Africa