Phillip earned his Bachelor and Master’s of Science in Architecture with distinction at Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands. As a member of Cohabitation Strategies, a cooperative for socio-spatial research and development, based in New York City he has collaborated on design and research projects in several cities worldwide.
In 2011 Phillip joined the Department of Architecture and Spatial Planning at the Namibia University of Science and Technology in Windhoek as a full-time lecturer and has been instrumental in the establishment of this first and only architecture school in the country, performing the role of Head of the Architecture Section from 2014-2016. He is a registered professional architect with the Namibia Council of Architects and Quantity Surveyors.
Phillip leads the 7th semester architectural design studio (B Arch Hons) and teaches Critical Urban Theory in Semester 11 (M Arch). He has supervised a number B Arch Hons and M Arch students.
Phillip's research interests range from the legacies of Apartheid/colonial planning in contemporary towns and cities in Namibia to issues of adequate housing and participatory design practice, which forms the focus of his doctoral research at University of Westminster. He currently leads a trans-disciplinary team of spatial practitioners to review the Namibia Mass Housing Program for the Ministry of Urban and rural Development.