Phill Mashabane obtained his degree in Architecture in Paris, France, and three years later enrolled and completed his LLB. In 1995 he co-founded Mashabane Rose Associates, a dynamic South African architectural and design studio. In 2012 he completed his studies in Alternative Dispute Resolution with the University of Pretoria. He is currently in the process of completing an Msc in Knowledge and Project Management at the University of Salford. He has been an external examiner at a number of tertiary institutions in South Africa and on the African continent, covering various areas of Professional Practice. He is regularly invited to judge a number of architectural competitions. He not only sits on the Master Jury of the Africa Architecture Awards, but is also the Ambassador of the awards.
With over 30 years in the industry and many awards under his belt, Mashabane has acquired expertise in the fields of master planning; urban design and development planning; architecture; museum design; storyline development and exhibit design; interior architecture; and heritage and conservation. He has contributed to and managed a broad variety of prestigious projects in the residential, commercial, retail, mining, medical and education sectors throughout South Africa and Africa.
Amongst other competencies, Mashabane is also a skilled Facilitator, Negotiator and Commercial & Construction Arbitrator. In 2016, he was recognised for the contribution he has made to the South African Professional Services Industry and was the recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Award for excellence in the field of Architecture.