Sebastian Hitchcock earned his undergraduate degree in architecture from the University of Pretoria in South Africa and his master’s degree in architecture at the University of Cape Town, where he was also awarded the Harry Crossley Scholarship and the Corobrik Top Student of the Year award.
Hitchcock has concentrated his studies on housing markets in poor and densely populated areas. Using a multidisciplinary approach, Hitchcock seeks to understand these housing markets through economy, material studies and scales.
Hitchcock is currently working in Khayelitsha, South Africa for Bitprop Financial Services, a start-up that builds low-cost rental units for homeowners as part of an ongoing pilot project that enables the development of micro property assets at a macro scale.
He was a Selected Scholar at the Norman Foster Foundation - Re-materializing Housing Workshop, supported by the Holcim Foundation and held in Madrid in 2021.