“For his master’s, Marc Sherratt designed a building that reintroduced the locally extinct and endangered Cape Vulture back into the City of Johannesburg. His project challenged current approaches to conservation areas.
Entering the working world, he noticed a gap in the market for an architect specialising in sustainability. With support from his wife, a senior green building consultant, he founded Marc Sherratt, Sustainability Architects (MSSA), with a mission to “”reverse local extinction through sustainable architecture””.
Sherratt sees green buildings as a catalyst to restart the building industry while employing people at scale. “For me the responsibility to live within the planet’s ecological capacity is part of what it means to be human,” Sherratt says.
The couple travel Southern Africa researching ecological and cultural systems and design wildlife migration routes for species such as elephants so they can once again move unhindered across our country.”
“For me the responsibility to live within the planet’s ecological capacity is part of what it means to be human.”