About Us

Established in 2004,RAAS Architects plc is a design and architecture firm based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Our firm has been engaged in the architectural design and supervision of various institutional offices, commercial, industrial, healthcare, hospitality, residential and building projects. Great architecture is a way of life; our practice is dedicated to create enduring pieces meaningfully blending aesthetics and functionality through a socially and environmentally conscious perspective.

Founded by the internationally renowned Architect Rahel Shawl RAAS is staffed with experienced architects and building engineers,that embrace architectural design thinking as the ultimate answer to complex human, environmental and social demands. Our practice was awarded the 2007 AgaKhan Award for Architecture and is most recently voted as one of the’50Best Architecture Firms 2020’ by domusmagazine.

As one of the leading home grown practices highlighting native excellence and crafting beyond limitations, our philosophy is simple–we care.In our practice, we know there is nothing poetic about caring–it is a practical, conscious action on repeated out of a desire that springs from understanding.

We care for architecture.

Recognized for work that is anchored in traditional construction methods, local materials and indigenous craftsmanship, RAAS Architects has come a long way since embarking on its journey in 2004. Starting from a small studio in Addis Ababa, we have been internationally recognized for artistically and practically celebrating the color, texture, culture and communal values of Ethiopia and the African continent at large.

Great architecture is a way of life; our practice is dedicated to create enduring pieces – meaningfully blending aesthetics and functionality through a socially and environmentally conscious perspective.

 

We care for architecture.

Recognized for work that is anchored in traditional construction methods, local materials and indigenous craftsmanship, RAAS Architects has come a long way since embarking on its journey in 2004. Starting from a small studio in Addis Ababa, we have been internationally recognized for artistically and practically celebrating the color, texture, culture and communal values of Ethiopia and the African continent at large.

Great architecture is a way of life; our practice is dedicated to create enduring pieces – meaningfully blending aesthetics and functionality through a socially and environmentally conscious perspective.

 

We care to build.

We energetically anticipate client and partner needs through clear and consistent communication to make our journey together an efficient and enjoyable one. Eternally curious to uncover further inside-out thinking; we strive to discover and share the rich history, present potential and future expansion of local architecture.

We identify architecture as an asset that can promptly and with certainty change the fabric of a community. We attentively sharpen each design, stand behind the material we select and harbor construction partnerships to create lifelong works of sustainable architecture. As a practice, we wish to embody and reinforce collaborative culture for expanding the creativity required to transform designs into reality.

As one of the leading homegrown practices highlighting native excellence and crafting beyond limitations, our philosophy is simple – we care.

We care to build.

We energetically anticipate client and partner needs through clear and consistent communication to make our journey together an efficient and enjoyable one. Eternally curious to uncover further inside-out thinking; we strive to discover and share the rich history, present potential and future expansion of local architecture.

We identify architecture as an asset that can promptly and with certainty change the fabric of a community. We attentively sharpen each design, stand behind the material we select and harbor construction partnerships to create lifelong works of sustainable architecture. As a practice, we wish to embody and reinforce collaborative culture for expanding the creativity required to transform designs into reality.

As one of the leading homegrown practices highlighting native excellence and crafting beyond limitations, our philosophy is simple – we care.

We care for the environment.

Without compromising the grand vision of our clients, we prioritize human and environmental wellbeing when approaching each project. From its origin, our practice is easily identified for its contemporary style use of space while sustaining a genuine relationship with the environment, inhabitants and immediate public that each project interacts with.

Enhanced by our years of experience in the industry and our commitment to knowledge advancements, we provide personalized architectural solutions focusing on the wellness of our clients and the surroundings of the projects we undertake. We are constantly seeking ways to positively impact communities beyond and within the construction and design sectors.

We care for the environment.

Without compromising the grand vision of our clients, we prioritize human and environmental wellbeing when approaching each project. From its origin, our practice is easily identified for its contemporary style use of space while sustaining a genuine relationship with the environment, inhabitants and immediate public that each project interacts with.

Enhanced by our years of experience in the industry and our commitment to knowledge advancements, we provide personalized architectural solutions focusing on the wellness of our clients and the surroundings of the projects we undertake. We are constantly seeking ways to positively impact communities beyond and within the construction and design sectors.

Clients '

RAAS Architects collaborate with a wide range of clients, leveraging our extensive expertise and knowledge to deliver exceptional outcomes for every project we undertake.

Clients '

RAAS Architect’s collaborate with a wide range of clients, leveraging our extensive expertise and knowledge to deliver exceptional outcomes for every project we undertake.