In 1996, Mr. Sashwin Pillai embarked on a career in Architecture and Development, and thereafter completed a Honours Degree in Architecture at the prominent Oxford School of Architecture in the United Kingdom. Mr. Pilllai also completed an Urban Study Course entitled, 'Multiplicities' at the Architectural Association in London.

Mr. Pillai was immediately thereafter employed by the Charted Practice Architects (C.P.A.) in London, where he worked on 5 Residences and an Urban Housing Development especially focused within a Heritage context.

Mr. Pillai thereafter moved on to an international practice, David Chipperfield Architects (D.C.A.). At D.C.A. his experience was vast, working on the following projects:

  • Ansaldo: Citta delle Culture, Milano - Museum of non-European cultures
  • Projecte de la Ciutat de la Barcelona I L'Hospitalet de Llobregat - Barcelona Law Court Centre
  • Trieste Waterfront - Competition
  • Kojun Building, Tokyo - office tower
  • Dolce & Gabbana, Genoa - showroom/gallery
  • Czech & Speake - product design contract
  • DCA offices, Bolsover House, London
  • Palermo Exhibition - exhibition of works
  • La'Biennale di Venezia 2002 - exhibition of works

Upon his return to South Africa in 2003, Mr. Pillai was appointed Director of Urban Architects where he worked on various flagship projects, including Ushaka Marine World, Suncoast Casino & Entertainment Complex, as well as various public sector Education Facilities and the Tourism Authority in K.Z.N.

With a young entrepreneurial mind and spirit, today, Sashwin Pillai boasts a successful Architectural, Management and Development Consultancy with interests in various associated fields.

Committed to transformation and development in South Africa, Africa Vision has wholly transformed and evolved into a 100% owned B.E.E. Company. In essence, it is a company that has rapidly built a reputation, which can be entrusted with urgent customer needs and projects of any size and scope-characteristics which remain unsurpassed within the industry. Africa Vision is a truly remarkable company, one with a history rich in service, innovation and continuous growth.