“Changing Landscapes’’, Practice and Pedagogy


Mphethi Morojele is owner and founder of MMA Design Studio (established as MMA Architects in1995) a mid-sized award-winning architecture and design studio based in Johannesburg South Africa.

Born in Lesotho he studied architecture at the University of Cape Town and at the Bartlett, University College London before becoming a studio lecturer in the School of Architecture at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg.

His built and critical work has been recognized locally and abroad for engaging the African landscape through a contemporary interpretation of indigenous knowledge and cultural practices, work that has won numerous awards locally and aborad.

He is a regular external examiner and conference speaker and has curated exhibitions on South African architecture and urbanity at amongst others the Venice Biennale, the Royal Institute of British Architects, and AEDAS, Berlin.

He was a key member of the scientific committee of the 2014 International Union of Architects (UIA) congress in Durban and was one of the founding committee members of the recent African Architecture Awards.

He currently serves on the World Economic Forum’s commission on Bio-divercities 2030 and will be external expert at the 2022 Yale University symposium on African Design.

Sophia Gray 2022 Lecture

Mphethi Morojele | “Changing Landscapes’’, Practice and Pedagogy

Sophia Gray 2022 Exhibition

Mphethi Morojele | “Changing Landscapes’’, Practice and Pedagogy

Ellis Park Sports Precinct Regeneration

Bahai House of Worship Kinshasa DRC

Applied Sciences Building Kimberley

Heritage and Humanities Building Kimberley