As founder of To Design, Phil serves today as Principal-in-Charge of all projects. With a keen insight into the design and use of public spaces, Phil leads the schematic design effort and is responsible for quality control. Growing up in West Virginia, far from any major cities, sparked his fascination with the urban environment, and led to his professional focus on urban design.

Phil’s work has received many design awards from CTASLA, AIACT, The CT Trust for Historic Preservation, APACT, and the Hartford Preservation Alliance among others. He is a recipient of CT ASLA’s Yarwood Award, and serves as the chairman of CT's Board of Landscape Architects. He was recently appointed the position of Historical Landscape Architect by the Connecticut State Historic Preservation Office. His work has been featured in numerous publications, including the Hartford Courant, the New Britain Herald, and Landscape Architect and Specifier News. His op-ed articles on design and the built environment are regularly printed in the Hartford Courant.

Phil is a licensed landscape architect in Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and New York, as well as a LEED Accredited Professional and certified planner (AICP).

He lives with his wife and dog in East Haddam, Connecticut.