Wolff is a design studio concerned with developing an architectural practice of consequence through the mediums of design, advocacy, research and documentation. The Wolff team, made up of a group of highly skilled, committed and engaged individuals, is led by husband and wife couple Ilze & Heinrich Wolff.
Prior to establishing Wolff with Ilze, Heinrich led Noero Wolff Architects, with Jo Noero from 1998 – 2012, the firm responsible for numerous award winning projects such as the Red Location Museum of Struggle and the Inkwenkwezi and Usasazo secondary schools. In 2007 Heinrich won the prestigious Daimler Chrysler Award for Architecture, in 2010 he was the first South African architect to be invited to participate in the main exhibition of the Venice Biennale and in 2011 he was elected as the Designer of the Future by the Wouter Mikmak Foundation.
Ilze, co-founded OHA in 2007, a practice responsible for researching and documenting SA architecture through the popular Open House tours which she continues to direct parallel to Wolff. Ilze, an architect and scholar within the fields of heritage, architectural history and public culture, collaborated with Noero Wolff in 2007 to design House Wolff which received an SA National award of merit in 2010.