Phillip Volschenk


Originally from South Africa, Phillip joined RKD Architects in 2000 as a Senior Architect. He has comprehensive experience in Pharmaceutical Design, Third Level Education and Research Buildings. His core expertise is the interpretation of specialist research activities, brief development from initial inception stage through to workshop engagement, and project delivery. Phillip is the Specification Manager for the Practice, a role that consists of the monitoring and development of project specifications within the office. He has been responsible for the development of an online cloud-based specification platform consisting of an integrated Performance and Standards Based Specification, and the development of a products and materials database.

Core Expertise

  • Third Level Educational Design
  • Pharmaceutical and Laboratory Design
  • Basis of Design documentation
  • Technical Development
  • Specification Documentation
  • Project Management



  • B Arch, Bachelor of Architecture, University of the Freestate, 1995
  • B Arch Stud, Bachelor of Architecture Studorium, University of the Freestate, South Africa, 1994
  • National Diploma in Architecture, Technicon Pretoria, 1989
  • SACAP, Member of the South African Coucil of the Architectural Profession, 1998
  • MRIAI, Member of the Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland, 2006