Bentel Associates International is a dynamic architectural studio of architects, technologists, interior designers, urban designers, 3-D visualizers and graphic specialists who collectively contribute to the design and implementation process of the practice. The CORE VALUES that the staff strive to display in their everyday collaboration within the office as well as in their interactions with consultants, clients and contractors are:

Integrity, passion, respect, excellence, dependability, openness, innovation, commitment, team work, honesty and professionalism

Our VISION is to become an acclaimed international leader in the field of architecture and design, and to expand our global and local client base. Our MISSION is architectural excellence through innovative design, experience and expertise.


Bentel Associates International was founded in 1960 with the desire to create innovative and thoughtful architectural designs which would simultaneously fulfill our Clients’ aesthetic criteria as well as their imperativeto build commercially successful projects.

Offering a diverse range of services which includes architecture, interiors, graphic design, store planning, sustainability and master planning, Bentel Associates International is renowned for its multi-disciplinary approach and award winning projects.

More than 60 years on, our passion for design excellence continues unabated across a range of sectors including retail, commercial, hospitality, residential, correctional facilities, health facilities, infrastructure and mixed use developments.

In 2004, Bentel Associates International partnered with ICS Realty Pvt Ltd to offer differentiated solutions in the evolving Indian market. The ICS Group has interests in real estate, hospitality, asset management and financial services. For more information visit

In 2019, Bentel Associates International took the bold step of offering clients an integrated in-house solution with the launch of Bentel Interiors & Graphics (B.I.G.)as well as Bentel Sustainability to supplement their existing suite of services.

With offices in Johannesburg in South Africa and Mumbai in India the company boasts extensive emerging markets development experience across Sub-Saharan Africa, India and the Middle East.

Bentel Associates International is affiliated to the following organisations:

  • Gauteng Institute for Architecture
  • Institute of South African Architects
  • Royal Institute of British Architects
  • International Council of Shopping Centres
  • South African Council of Shopping Centres
  • South African Property Owners Association
  • Green Building Council of South Africa
  • South African Council for the Architectural Profession
  • Pretoria Institute of Architecture
  • Shopping Centre Association of India
Len Bentel - Founding Partner
Dennis Abramson - Founding Partner
Stephen Roberts - Leadership