Phil never dreamed he’d become an architect, let alone the President and CEO of the second largest architecture firm in the world. Born in Switzerland—the son of classical musicians and culinary enthusiasts—Phil always had a love of the arts. He immersed himself in oil painting, sculpture, film, and philosophy. But when he discovered that architecture allowed him to blend his passion for creative expression with his aptitude for math and organization, his professional path began to crystallize.
Phil has led Perkins&Will as CEO since 2006, overseeing the firm as it has tripled in size, expanded into new geographies and markets, and deepened its focus on design excellence and research.
Phil lives in Atlanta with his family, with whom he spends his free time travelling, cycling, cooking, and playing music.