5th Generation Architecture

was founded by Marilize Snyman-Harvey in 2007 and has gradually grown into a practice delivering excellent designs and buildings with great added value to our clients. Our reputation is being built on providing simple yet stunning design solutions for individual client needs. We are committed to deliver exceptional and affordable designs, believing that good architecture and design should be available to everyone.

Marilize has a wide range of skills and knowledge with a special interest and specialist knowledge in the design of low energy, sustainable timber frame buildings and has recently designed and completed the build a Zero Carbon timber frame ‘Passivhause’  structure.


modern techniques
& traditional materials


Marilize is particularly interested in producing buildings appropriate for the local context, using traditional materials and modern techniques in a contemporary way to produce one off design solutions and buildings that complement our natural and built environments.

From our base in Hardwick, 5th Generation Architecture is involved in a variety of projects across Cambridgeshire, Norfolk and Suffolk and further afield in South Africa. We specialise in residential refurbishment and renovation, transforming rural and urban properties for future generations.

Marilize pride herself on attention to detail, both in the sustainability of her designs and in the service she provide to her clients. Whether you are an individual, a housing association or a developer, 5th Generation Architecture would be delighted to hear from you.


Kitchen Extension

Working for Freeland Rees Roberts in 2002, the practice was commissioned to alter and extend an existing Grade II listed coach house in the conservation area in Toft.

A small, dark kitchen and dining room overlooked a splendid garden and the countryside. We converted these two rooms into a large, bright dining room and added a new kitchen extension on the flint gable end, incorporating two purpose made Oak Sliding folding doors, to utilise the views over the rural garden.

Public Design

Magdalene College

Working for Freeland Rees Roberts, the office was commissioned to design this major new building, creating a formal court in the grounds of two listed Victorian villas. The site, on the other side of Chesterton Road from the college’s main site, had quite a slope and this turned out to be a good opportunity in the design solution for this building complex.

Let's Build Something

If you would like to discuss a project or require
further details please contact Marilize:

Email: info@5thgenerationarchitecture.co.uk

Call: 01954 211862

Mobile: 0779 6692864


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