Uganda-based architecture and design collaborative Localworks bills itself as a “one-stop master builder service” that’s fine-tuned its track record of delivering complex projects in challenging environments. With 20 projects under its belt and several more in development, it’s apparent that the company has indeed mastered the art of building sustainably while honoring the materials found, oftentimes, at the very site where the building will live. 

The collaborative was founded around 2013 by architect Felix Holland, along with building consultancy firms Studio FH Architects, Aquila Gallery, and Equatorsun, after nearly a decade of working together on various projects around Uganda. The company has about 30 employees, a third of which are architects and designers and since 2019, they have streamlined operations to rely less on contractors as they focus more on building their designs themselves.