Phil graduated with a BA degree in Architecture from the University of Liverpool in 1987, completed the diploma in Architecture at the University of North London in 1990 and the Post Graduate diploma in Profession Practice in 2003. He is a member of the Royal Institute of British Architects and an allied member of the Society of Architectural Illustration

He has worked in a wide variety of architecture practices, both in the UK and in Hong Kong, China, and has gained valuable experience in the design of high value, residential, transport, retail and hospitality projects. Phil was most recently in the employ of Pentagram Design, London, where he worked on a hotel resort development in Africa.