the architectural practice 

33 years of experience has positioned us as leading architects specialising in community projects including schools, universities and clinics, new residential houses, and residential alterations with a special focus on heritage projects.


Colin Sackett

Colin graduated from the University of Pretoria in 2006 with his M(Arch)Prof degree after a year apprenticeship in the UK. He has a strong design leaning and was awarded Best Design student in the Honours degree programme and Best Design in Steel for his dissertation.

Colin’s focus is on the finer details and mechanics of design and his strength is practically minded design on a tangible scale. He is able to visualise solutions widely in order to adapt to specific design and construction challenges. As a director and partner, he has embraced the practices specialised focus of heritage and conservation architecture, and this, together with his experience in 3D visualization and residential architecture, has equipped him to manage the Johannesburg office and it's associated projects. 

When he is not designing, he is a keen soccer player and amateur musician.


Henry Paine

Most important for Henry's concept of good architecture is that it does not consciously follow a fashion and is not constrained by a style. After practicing architecture for more than 30 years, he still gets immense pleasure from seeing a building he has designed reflect the personalities of those it has been designed for.  For Henry, good architecture springs from the nature of it's materials, the quality of it's site and the methods of it's production. 

In 2011 he decided that change was essential to keep his practice vibrant and his creativity flowing. He and his wife fulfilled his life-long dream, bought a sailing boat in Greece, and set off for an epic sailing adventure in the Med. He now divides his time between Johannesburg, the Garden Route and the Med. ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​



Tony Harrington

Tony is a self-confirmed Luddite who has honed his exceptional freehand drawing skills and knowledge of construction and architecture over the last 50 years since qualifiying as an architect from UCT. Henry and Tony have been working together for the past 20 years and his meticulous attention to detail is invaluable to the practice.  Apart from designing beautiful buildings, his passion is restoring vintage cars. 


Sally Kennedy

Sally is an experienced television producer and director and brings her creative energy and sense of style to Henry Paine + Partners. Having been involved in the design, building and interior design of 3 of her own houses, she is good at seeing the bigger picture and is able to help clients source finishings that reflect the personality of the individual and the essence of the property.