Philippa Tumubweinee

DPhil (UFS), MArchProf (UP), BAS (Wits)

Philippa Nyakato Tumubweinee was awarded her PhD at the School of Higher Education Studies, University of the Free State in 2019, is a co-founder and director of IZUBA INafrica Architects; and is currently a senior lecturer and the outgoing Head of School at Architecture Planning & Geomatics, University of Cape Town.

tumubweinee’s commitment to the profession and architectural education has developed in various ways: first, her as a course convenor at several architectural learning sites (als) in varied Design, Technology/Construction and Representation studios across South Africa. Second, her engagement with different als’ across South Africa and abroad as an external examiner. Last, her interest and focus on alternate and mainstream materials and technology(ies) in building construction. The latter grounds both her design and technology studios that explore four questions: (1) how students acquire knowledge; (2) how students interpret knowledge; (3) how students represent knowledge to show their understanding (4) how students transform existing knowledge systems


Doctor of Philosophy, Higher Education Studies, 2019
University of the Free State, Bloemfontein, Free State

Professional Master of Architecture, 2007
University of Pretoria, Pretoria, Gauteng – 2006

Bachelor of Science in Architecture, 2002
Witwatersrand University, Johannesburg, Gauteng (Golden Key Certificate of Achievement)