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Phil Gilder-Smith


Phil Gilder-Smith enjoys making things. His relationship with the craft of making and assembling things started young and he went on to study product design and the balance between art and design. This led him to the world of architecture. He received his architecture degrees from the University of Nottingham, and the University of Westminster. 

Before joining KPMB in 2022, Phil spent eight years at Allies and Morrison in London, U.K, where he worked on institutional, commercial, residential-led mixed-use, and transport infrastructure projects. There he played a key role in designing a vertical campus for the London College of Fashion at the University of Arts London.  

Phil’s strengths shine through in his holistic approach to architecture and design, his ability to skillfully manage multiple stakeholders, his impeccable eye for detail, and his passion for designing buildings that give back to their environment and the people that inhabit them. 

His project work at the firm draws on his years of experience and technical expertise, including a residential tower at Brookfield Place, a new facility for an ivy league university in the U.S, and the expansion of an office building in Toronto. 

At KPMB, Phil also contributes to defining and promoting common standards and processes to ensure a consistent and collaborative firm-wide approach to architecture and design. Away from the office, he enjoys pottery, photography, scuba diving, running, camping, and portaging. 

“I want to design buildings that give back to their environment and the people that inhabit them.”