Mashabane Rose Architects

Nelson Mandela capture site sculpture by Mashabane Rose Architects

Mashabane Rose Associates (MRA) was formed in 1995 and is a dynamic South African architectural and design studio consisting of two principals, Phill Mashabane and Jeremy Rose, both registered architects and members of the South African Institute of Architects. Our staff comprises of a number of talented, qualified architects who form the core of our practice and some technical staff.

Our work has focused predominantly on museums and cultural heritage site projects and urban design schemes, conservation and heritage consultancy, including research and development of heritage policy and legal framework, project management. Institutional schemes including the Robben Island competition’s winning proposal (which we were awarded out of a range of 250 international submissions) for exhibits along a walking trail or journey and an interpretation facility at the end of the journey looking out across the bay toward Table Mountain. This very sensitive world heritage site prompted a design response of subtlety and restraint with the building partially submerged in the landscape with planted roofs to partially conceal the building.

We also have experience in public works, community projects and human rights projects, such as HIV/ AIDS clinics. The context ranges from urban schemes with national character, as well as rural schemes, in South Africa as well as Africa South of the Sahara.

These substantial projects often comprise large teams of experts: researchers, film makers, designers, education specialists and graphic artists who collectively formulate the design philosophy with the architect and exhibit designer. The curator and architect then take the lead in the various processes, but working together in order to integrate the architecture, exhibits and experiential qualities.

EXPERTISE

  • Architecture
  • Interior Design Architecture
  • Urban Design and Development Planning
  • Museum and Exhibit Design
  • Heritage and Conservation Specialist

The Team

PHILL MASHABANE
Principal Architect

Professional Qualifications:

  • B.Arch (N.E.B Paris)
  • Dip. Proj.Man (SA)
  • Cert. Arbitration (SA)
  • LLB (IDL Paris)

Professional Registration:

  • Member of Institute of Architects (Reg No.6215)
  • Member of SACAP (Reg No.5333)

Languages:

English / Afrikaans / French and most South African Languages

JEREMY ROSE
Principal Architect

Professional Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Architecture (University of Witwatersrand)

Professional Registration:

  • Registered Member of the Council of SA Architects (Reg No.5332)
  • Registered Member of the Institute of SA Architects (Reg No.6214)

Languages: English / Afrikaans

ALBEA NYONI

Professional Qualifications:

  • Certificate in Building Draughting (ICG)
  • Diploma in Architectural Draughting (ICG)
  • Bachelor of Marketing and Business Management (OBU)
  • Certificate in Information Technology (Damelin)

Languages:

English / Tumbuka / Chichewa / Nkhonde

CRAIG MCCLENAGHAN

Professional Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Architecture (University of Cape Town)

Professional Registration:

  • Registered member of South African Council for Architectural Professional SACAP(Reg. No. PrArch 20839)

Languages:

English / Afrikaans

FIKILE KUNENE

Professional Qualifications:

  • Certificate in Business Admin (Damelin College)

Languages:

English/ Swati / Zulu / Pedi

GARETH JANKELOW

Professional Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Architecture (WITS)

Professional Registration:

  • Registered member of South African Council for Architectural Professional SACAP

Languages:

English / Hebrew

MICHELLE MACHOGO

Professional Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Architectural Studies (Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University)

Languages:

English / Tswana / Sotho / Zulu / Xhosa

ZIKHONA MVAKADE

Professional Qualifications:

  • National Diploma in Architectural Technology (University of Johannesburg

Languages:

English / Xhosa

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AWARDS:

2003

  • Cube’ South African Interior Design Award for
  • The best design in the category public spaces: Hector Pieterson Museum
  • Gauteng Institute for Architects Award of Merit: the Apartheid Museum
  • South African Institute of Architects Award of Merit: the Apartheid Museum
  • British Advertizing & Design Awards: the Apartheid Museum
  • Fulton Concrete Award for the most innovative use of concrete: the Apartheid Museum

2002

  • Grand Prix Loerie Award for the Apartheid Museum

RECENT PUBLICATIONS:

2005

  • Leading Architecture – University of Johannesburg Arts Centre
  • Architecture & Technology – University of Johannesburg Arts Centre

2003

  • ART SA, ‘Textured Ground’ – MRA and South African Architecture today
  • Leading Architecture, ‘The Apartheid Museum’
  • Architecture South Africa, ‘The Cato Manor Heritage Centre’

2002

  • South African Architectural Digest
  • IC Magazine ‘Overcoming adversity’- The Apartheid Museum

2001

  • South African Architect, ‘Reserved sense of understated dignity’ – MRA, Winners of the Robben Island Millenium Competition

RECENT EXHIBITIONS OF MRA WORK:

2003

  • Sao Paulo Bienale: “Metropolis”: Apartheid Museum & Hector Pieterson Museum

2002

  • Bridging Gaps Exhibition, Johannesburg

DESIGN COMPETITIONS

2006:

  • African Leadership Academy – Finalist
  • Spier – South Bank
  • Mbombela Stadium

2005:

  • The Statue of Freedom – Port Elizaberth – Finalist
  • Wits Art Gallery – Second Place
  • Foreign Affairs

2004:

  • Canadian Museum for Human Rights – Final 8
  • Wits Art Gallery
  • Telkom Headquarters

2003:

  • First Place in the University of Johannesburg Arts Centre Competition
  • First Place in the Liliesleaf Farm Legacy Project Competition

2002:

  • First Place in the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls
  • First Place in the Sterkfontien Arts and Crafts Market Competition
  • First Place in the Cato Manor Heritage Centre Exhibit Competition
  • Second Place in the Freedom Square Architectural Competition
  • Highly commended in the Grand Egyptian Museum Competition, Stage 1

2001:

  • First Place in the Robben Island Museum (Millennium Structure)
  • Third Place in the Kilkenny Civic Centre (Ireland) Competition

1999:

  • Second Place in the Port Elizabeth Red Location Museum Competition
  • First Place in Bank of Botswana Housing Competition
  • Second Place in the Gabarone Telecoms Headquarters Competition
  • Second Place in the BDC Headquarters (Gabarone) Competition.