As a Principal of Conrad Gargett, Phil is driven to create meaningful architecture through critical design thinking. Prior to joining the practice through a merger in 2013, Phil was a Director and General Manager of Ancher Mortlock Woolley. He holds a Bachelor of Science (Architecture) and a Bachelor of Architecture, graduating from the University of NSW with First Class Honours in 1980. Phil’s comprehensive architectural experience includes the master planning, architectural design and construction phase leadership of a myriad of major projects, with particular expertise in heritage conservation and adaptive reuse of buildings. A career highlight has been his intricate work on the monumental State Library of Victoria redevelopment, which was completed over a period of 20 years and received the Award for Heritage at both the Victorian and National Royal Australian Institute of Architects (RAIA) Awards in 2005. Phil recognises that great design is built upon deep understanding. He listens authentically to clients and community, engages in rigorous research, and draws upon his substantial design and technical knowledge to forge enduring built environments that challenge preconceived ideas of design possibility.