Paul Phillips, AIA, LEED AP



Paul Phillips leads a broad portfolio of complex, public-facing projects around the world, leveraging his acumen in the specialized needs of large federal campuses and culturally significant properties both domestically and abroad to advance the missions of his US Government agency and institutional client base. His expertise spans high-profile renovations, security upgrades, site surveys, and new construction, a diversity of work conceived through individual contracts, task orders, and design-build partnerships. His experience, honed in some of the most austere corners of the globe, affords him a keen understanding of the process to secure approvals from multiple stakeholders and jurisdictions, best practices in balancing sensitive cultural concerns, and pivotal factors that can transform a design. 

A leading voice in the promotion of the US Department of State’s Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations (OBO) mission to the AEC industry, Paul has overseen the preparation of OBO studies and authored several of their current guidelines and design standards, including the new diplomatic facilities design manual. He routinely presents complex design strategies to heads of US agencies, to Congress, and to foreign governments. 

Years of Industry Experience

Bachelor of Architecture | University of Arkansas

Professional Licenses, Certifications, Memberships, and Associations
American Institute of Architects