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Plence Architects LtdPlence Architects Ltd, Architects and Interior Designers is a full service commercial firm.

Our cross – disciplinary approach results in an uncommon level of refinement to our Residential/Commercial work and allows us to create spaces imbued with warmth and spirit.

We adore details – we respect budget and time. We design to suit your taste requirements and lifestyle and crate living working spaces that are both pragmatic and beautiful.

Our secret – we listen to our clients.

We ask questions, take notes and shape our plans accordingly. One our understanding of the clients is in focus; we proceed with speed and confidence. Our design process is flavoured by a famous saying by Architect Piere Sartogo “What can be conceived can be created”.

From conceptual sketches, to renderings, CAD drawings, models and animated flythroughs, etc, we create visuals that make our design team and client a common reference point for discussion and development.

The design becomes tighter and more honed to the requirements of the project. Without losing the freshness and creative sparks of its inception. Plence Architects Ltd Interior/Architecture was founded in 1992 by Architect Pete Muraya as Plence International.

In 2005, we changed our name to more succinctly reflect our services and to align our brand with the vision of our founder and managing principal to Plence Architects Ltd, from a modest beginning with three people and a skeleton facility, we have grown a staff of 20 and enjoy an office resplendent with state of the art equipment, software and resources. We have established a healthy three tier management structure which enables us to operate with maximum efficiency and innovation.

In terms of projects the Firm Plence Architects LTD has achieved an extensive of projects reference in union with one of the Leading Property Development Company SURAYA PROPERTY GROUP LTD, under this arrangement the Firm has achieved an impressive projects portfolio including the Just completed ROSSLYN HEIGHTS ESTATE and the enjoining ROSSLYN GARDENS ESTATE; both Gated Communities based on the Suraya’s guiding Principle of WORK, LIVE and PLAY.



The Firm Plence Architects was founded in 1992 initially practised under the name Plence International Architects. Upon inception the Firm embarked on a series of projects leading to a build up of a vast array of projects for individual and corporate investors covering small, medium to large scale sizes. The firm has over the years contributed significantly to the overall stock of the local built environment. The international venture was mainly based on work within the Eastern Africa Region with experiences in Neighbouring Tanzania, Uganda and Ethiopia.

Eventually due to the increased demands in the Domestic market focus was concentrated in Kenya. The Firm is limited liability Company bringing on board three directors Architect Pete Muraya (CEO) and Architect Sam Mongare (Administrative) and Architect Nicholas Owour (Technical) The Firm operates under a structured system of the Company Board comprising of the directors, below which are a number of Registered Architects and the technician staff that follow an apprenticeship scheme meant to grow them into Assistant Architects and eventually architects. The company strategy is to enable each member of the Firm to grow steadily into a position of Company directorship and ownership; with the eventual vision to become a blue chip enterprise.

At present the Firm has a total staff of twenty comprising of five Registered Architects two graduate Architects and two Technicians, and a number of support staff.





  • Professionalism: We aim to demonstrate expertise, efficiency, and competence in execution.
  • Teamwork: We aim to assemble the individual talents of our people for a maximum impact in our endeavors.
  • Integrity: We value openness in our dealings and operations
  • Leadership: We yearn to set the Pace in shaping the trends in our field of practice.
  • Environmental: We take every caution to impact positively on our surroundings,
  • Spiritually: We owe all our Success to God who is the Master Architect & the Giver of our vision.
  • Growth: We purpose to encourage each member of our team to grow steadily into the establishment from each entry level to the utmost.




In the late 1990s the Firm completed notable projects such as the Ultra Modern Office cum shopping mall (BANDARI PLAZA) in Westland for the Kenya Ports Authority Pensions Scheme.


The new extension and modernisation of the Utalii Hotel was also completed under the Firm’s supervision. Refurbishment of reception area and expansion of public areas to create a bar/restaurant on ground floor and multi function room above.


The new extension to the Existing building on Kenyatta Avenue was accomplished with the addition of three extra floors and strengthening the foundations to take a further fourteen stories in Phase two.