Why you should choose

More than 3 decades of service!

Founded in 1991, Studio Arts Inc has a wealth of experience and expertise. Our commitment, innovation, technical and business expertise, are the qualities our clients enjoy with us.

Founding Director, Architect Joel B. Matiza

Architect Matiza is the Founding Director of the company and under his strong leadership, the company has grown from strength to strength. In addition, he is a mentor to up-and-coming young architects.

Full Service Architectural Firm

Studio Arts Inc has the capabilities and expertise of running projects from conception right through to site handover / completion. We also provide turnkey solutions.

A bit about us…

Enjoy this short intro to our work!

We are great at what we do!

Thank you for visiting our website. We trust the video above and the rest of the contents on the website will give you an idea of the work that we do. Some of the basic tenets of any independent country include the development of infrastructure, provision of decent housing and the creation of employment. At Studio Arts Inc we believe we have made significant contributions in helping to achieve these goals.

Our specialization

Project Inception
Schematic Design
Design Development
Construction Documents
Bidding & Negotiation
Construction & Contact Admin
Project Management
Interior Design
Feasibility Studies
Building Condition Audits
Site Selection

Core Services

  • Project Inception

    The planning of your project starts here. We will work with you in order to understand your project needs, dreams and goals.

  • Schematic Design

    At this point we will prepare preliminary design sketches based on your requirements and budget to explore and illustrate possible options.

  • Design Development

    At this point we will refine the agreed upon schematic design for a clearer definition of the scope and quality of the finished project. This will further assist in ensuring budget requirements are met or adjusted.

  • Construction Documents

    We will prepare the  working drawings and specifications. These are required to obtain building permits and bids, and to guide the contractor in construction.

  • Bidding and Negotiation

    Our firm will advise you on the choice of contractor. We will help evaluate the bids and select the contractor, and prepare the contract between you and the contractor.

  • Construction & Contract Admin

    We will consult with you and advise you during construction. On-site visits will determine if construction is proceeding in general accordance with the contract, and that the design, materials, and workmanship meet with acceptable standards.

  • Project Management

    We are taskmasters at every level. Our skilled Project Managers offer technical expertise that contributes to streamlined, on-time, within-budget projects.

  • Interior Design

    Our team offers creative and intelligent responses to your goals and requirements. We know how to listen and infuse your organization’s personality into a space.

The Founding Director

Arch. Joel B Matiza

Principal Architect (BSc (Hons) Arch; MSc Arch; MIAZ; PrArch ( SACAP ); MSc Strategic Management )

Studio Arts Inc, specialists in the design and supervision of architectural services was founded in 1991 and is registered according to the laws of Zimbabwe. After working for various architectural firms in Zimbabwe, and moved by the desire to be independent  and explore new heights by the Founding Directorx  saw the birth of this tried and tested architect firm, then J.B. Matiza Architects.

Over the years we have had engagements with public and corporate organizations in the design and supervision of big projects like high rise urban buildings, airports and private housing units not only in Zimbabwe but the region at large. In doing this, we have been able, albeit in our own small way, to help the government reduce the rate of unemployment by absorbing highly skilled professionals churned out by higher institutions of learning and training in the region.

Our vision is to be the torch bearer in the provision of top-notch architectural services not only in Zimbabwe but the entire African continent. We believe we are on course to achieving this as, among other countries, our service provision has already taken us to Nigeria, South Africa, South Sudan and Equatorial Guinea. Locally, we have been able to cater to our vast client base with relative ease being centrally located in Harare.

To ensure the firm’s services are accessible to every potential client, Studio Arts Inc. has two branches strategically located in Zimbabwe’s major cities of Harare and Bulawayo.  We are also available on social media – Facebook, Twitter, Instagram.

Some of our clients!


The National Social Security Authority (NSSA), constituted and established in terms of the NSSA Act of 1989, Chapter 17: 04, is the statutory corporate body tasked by the Government to provide social security.

NSSAWeb: http://www.nssa.org.zw

Net*One is now the second largest cellular company in Zimbabwe and has over 2,000,000 subscribers. It provides coverage to all major towns and cities, all small towns, and tourist resorts.

Civil Aviation Authority of Zimbabwe

The Civil Aviation Authority of Zimbabwe is responsible for all of Zimbabwe’s airports. We recently upgraded Victoria Falls Airport for them.

Civil Aviation Authority of ZimbabweWeb:http://www.caaz.co.zw
Lupane State University

Lupane State University The university was established through an act of the Zimbabwe parliament in 2004. We are proud to have designed several of the buildings.

Lupane State UniversityWeb: https://www.lsu.ac.zw

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