Philippa Tumubweinee is a senior lecturer at the School of Architecture, Planning & Geomatics and a Doctoral candidate at the department of Higher Education Studies, University of the Free State. She was previously a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Architecture at the University of Johannesburg (UJ) and more recently at the University of the Free State (UFS). While at UJ she coordinated the First Year programme and run the Design Studio. In her position as first year coordinator she was intimately involved in the recurriculation and programme development at the department. She held several public exhibitions, in collaboration with the first years at UJ in an attempt to document parts of the Central Business Disttrict (CBD) in downtown Johannesburg. The most notable exhibitions held at the Main Change in the Maboneng Precinct and at Gesso Studio in Melville. She is on-going external examiner for M.Arch. Prof students at: The University of Pretoria; University of Cape Town; University of Kwa-Zulu Natal; Namibia University of Science and Technology; and the Open Window School of Design.
She has served on the board for the Gauteng Institute for Architects (GIfA) and contributed to the re-branding and rejuvenation of the Institute as an active vehicle through which Architects and Architecture are disseminated into the broader society. As a member of this Board, she was privileged to be part of the project team that brought the first international Architectural Festival AZA 2010 to the shores of South Africa. She has also served as an academic juror on the National Judging Panel for the SAIA Awards of Merit and Excellence and the AfriSAM Sustainability Awards.