Founder and Owner: Archworxs Architects and Project Managers

Xabiso Sidloyi

Many grand ideas start out on a computer screen, playing light across the bedroom and illuminating their creators’ dreams. Such was the case with 30-year-old Xabiso Sidloyi. Working hard to build capital and a client base, Sidloyi filled in the foundations until his dream was made concrete. In 2005 he founded ArchWorXS Architects and Project Managers. Based in Port Elizabeth, ArchWorXS won the South African Breweries’ KickStart competition for the Eastern Cape and was later judged the Small Enterprise Development Agency’s Best Small Business Success Story in 2010. The awards kept coming and in 2011 ArchworXS was an Eskom Business Investment national finalist and recipient of a Productivity SA award in the Emerging Corporate sector. These days Sidloyi and his business continue to change South Africa’s skyline, working on large-scale projects such as the Dimbaza Magistrate’s Court and the new Jeffrey’s Bay Comprehensive School.

— Billy Rivers