Steve Hall
Development Consultants

Architecture, Project Management & Environmental Consulting

Who WE Are

Some Things You Should Know About Us

A Little About Our Past

Steve Hall Development Consultants (Pty) Ltd. (SHDC) is a consultancy practice of Architects, and Project Managers based in Mbabane, Swaziland. Having 36 years of work experience in Swaziland, our Managing Director, Steve Hall (previously a director of both Building Design Group and Hall/Stacey Architects), and our talented team draw on our substantial experience to provide service excellence for private, corporate and governmental clients. Our understanding and knowledge of Swazilands’ culture and traditions enable us to advise clients with a sensitive and realistic appproach in regard to projects, time frames and avoiding potential obstacles or delays..

Why Choose Us?

6 Reasons to Work With Us

Design Excellence

We pride ourselves on providing imaginative solutions to challenging briefs, and on our professionalism in delivering projects of all sizes and degrees of complexity both on time and to budget.

Excellent People & Communication Skills

We love design and the creative process and strive to share this enthusiasm by creating energetic working relationships, enriched by a sense of humour and collaboration, in order to create buildings of excellence and enduring quality.

Extensive Experience

SHDC has proven expertise for excellent and sustainable design across a wide range of sectors, including housing, health, commercial, leisure and hospitality, industrial, retail, educational and civic projects. The above have been undertaken as new build, refurbishment and regeneration projects.


Continuously researching best practice methods for emerging technologies, SHDC strives to keep our clients informed on the options available in regard to energy and water conservation as well as continuously sourcing new materials, technologies and alternatives in our industry.

Attention to Detail

What we bring to our projects is a process – a way of working that is equally applicable to all projects regardless of their diversity in scope, scale or budget. Each project is approached with the same careful, consistent methodology and thorough attention to detail, no matter how small or large.

Environmentally Sustainable Design

SHDC aims to be a leader in the field of sustainable design with a holistic approach to low carbon, environmentally conscious, energy efficient buildings. SHDC strive to pioneer ecological issues in architecture and are consistently at the forefront of current thinking in this regard.

Our Services

Creative, Inspired, Committed

Project Management ~ Architecture ~ Master Planning

Facilities Planning ~ Feasibility Studies ~ Cost Planning

We run networked workstations for design, technical and administrative documentation. Workstations run Archicad on which staff produce general architectural documentation. Other software used includes Adobe Photoshop, Indesign, Microsoft Word, Excel and Project. Drawings are printed in colour or black and white using large format printers. Document copying is by high speed Canon laser copier. E-mail is an integral part of the company communications system for both text and drawing transfer. A company ftp site facilitates the transfer of large drawing and document files.

All staff are encouraged to develop their professional and technical skills through both in-house and formal training. Financial assistance is provided where necessary. Staff routinely attend Archicad Training Sessions as well as adhoc technical presentations. We support internship programmes for students requiring in-service experience in their educational courses.

"All fine architectural values are human values, else, not valuable."

Frank Lloyd

Meet The Team

We Are Here For You

Steve Hall

Managing Director/Senior Architect

Steve Hall

Steve's CV

Diane Webb


Diane Webb

Diane's CV

For comprehensive CVs of our Team, please download our company profile.

Saneliso Ncube


Saneliso Ncube

Saneliso's CV

Phinda Mabuza

Architectural Technologist

Phinda Mabuza

Phinda's CV

Mel Vilane

Office Manager

Mel Vilane

Nozipho Mabizela

Office Assistant

Nozipho Mabizela


What our Clients have to say about us...

Royal Swaziland Sugar Association

Steve Hall has provided architectural services to the Royal Swaziland Sugar Corporation over a period of some fifteen years. As SHDC, he has recently completed new offices for out IT Department, and a new centre for our Marketing and Strategy Division.
Steve has always been highly responsive and attentive to our needs and he has produced quality designs and fiven a thoroughly prefessional service. We have been extremely pleased with his level of performance as both Architect and Project Manager, and we appreciate the dedicated assistance he has given us.

J. Khumalo
Property Services Manager

The Royal Villas

Mr Steve Hall has provided Project Management and Architectural Services to Tibiyo Taka Ngwane over many years and on many projects. He designed and oversaw the E80 million Royal Villas development which was designed and expedited in the space of only eleven months. We would have no hesitation in recommending his services.

A. T. Dlamini
Managing Director

Hlane Royal Residence

Steve Hall has provided Project Management and Architectural Services to the King's Office in respect of Hlane Royal Residence. Whilst this project has been ongoing for many years due to changes in the scope of works and cash flow problems, Steve Hall has maintained a constant level of professionalism and devotion to the project in all respects, and his endeavours have been much valued and appreciated through difficult times. He is responsive, thorough and has good people skills. We would recommend his services.

Dr. Vincent Mhlanga
Chief Officer

Cash Centre for Central Bank Swaziland

Steve Hall has been both the Project Manager and Architect for the recently completed Cash Centre in Matsapha for the Central Bank of Swaziland. This has been a complex project involving many changes during its realisation, requiring substantial project management skills. My department has been very satisfied with th professional services provided by Mr. Hall. The budget and project timeline have both increased over the course of the project due to client instructed variations to the scope of work, but these have been managed and accommodated by the Project Manager efficiently.

Cynthia Lukumba
Corporate Services Manager

New Civic Centre for Matsapha Munincipality

This letter serves to confirm that Steve Hall was the Project Manager and Architect for our Civic Centre project. The project was a success and was completed within time and budget. We were happy with the quality of service and attention provided.

Ms Gciniwe Fakudze
Town Clerk

The Swaziland National Housing Board

The Swaziland National Housing Board has worked with Steve Hall in his capacity as an architect since September 2009 on several projects, chief among them the Institutional Housing Project (estimated Project sum E1 Billion) and the Woodlands Retail Development (estimated Project sum E85 million).
The SNHB has benefited immensely from Mr Hall's professionalism and expertise, and we have been able to build a strong working relationship with him over the years based on his ability to interpret our design brief and then to ensure delivery of a quality product within specific time and budget guidelines.
All the projects with which Mr. Hall has been involved as Architect and Principal Agent have been successfully executed and have not only returned excellent commercial value but have also helped to enhance the SNHB's reputation and status as Swaziland's leading provider of housing solutions and sustainable human settlements.
With his new company, Steve Hall Development Consultants, he has continued to provide the same level of service to the SNHB in an efficient manner. We are very satisfied with what we have achieved so far and look forward to his continued support.

Mduduzi MD Dlamini
Chief Executive Officer

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