University of California at Berkeley 1962-1967
Bachelor of Architecture (5 year program)
Lee Phillips Architect, Pacific Grove, CA 1980-1990
Lee Phillips Architect, Shaw Island, WA 1990-2003
Lee Phillips Architect, Fountain Hills, AZ 2003-2017
.Lee Phillips Architect, Sun City West, AZ 2017-
State of California Architect (since 1975)
State of Arizona Architect (since 2003)
Exhibited drawings in various Monterey Bay galleries 1970-1977
Exhibited watercolors in various Monterey Bay galleries 1977-1985
Featured artist in Monterey Life Magazine as watercolorist
Winner of Design Contest to remodel City Center for City of Marina, California 1980
Asked by City of Monterey to illustrate its "Monterey II" planning booklet
Member of Architecture Review Board, City of Pacific Grove
Featured solo pianist/composer for Pacific Grove Bicentennial 1987
Exhibited original jewelry art in various galleries nation wide 1992-present
Featured jewelry artist in Lapidary Journal Magazine 1998
Featured jewelry artist in Ornament Magazine 2000
One of 70 American figurative jewelry artists asked to participate in
"American Figurative Jewelry Artists" exhibition in England/Ireland 2000
Featured in "Art Jewelry Today", a book by Dona Meilach 2003
Fountain Hills Licensed Contractors Association 2003-2006
I have been a practicing Architect since 1975. I practiced for 20 years in the Monterey Bay area of California, and for 13 years in the San Juan Islands, Washington. I moved to Arizona in 2003.
My design approach is a team approach. I see myself and the people who hire me as equals who work together to create a solution to a well-defined program. Where possible, I try to provide options or several solutions to a given issue rather than just one. This allows us to discuss pros and cons of any given solution in a relative way and helps make decisions more informed.
I do not work in a particular style or with a specific architectural vocabulary. I approach each opportunity fresh with a concern for certain basics which include an efficient and well functioning plan designed around specific furniture layouts, an architectural form which is a careful result of acknowledging the desires (including budget) of the client as well as the needs of the site, an efficient use of materials and energy, and a concern for the quality of each aspect of our work. Over the years, I have been asked to design in probably every major style and can certainly do so if a certain style is desired. I have worked to develop skills which allow me to "read" the land and develop a form, or style, which comes from the land and yet is appropriate to the area in which it is built. The work I have included in this Portfolio are intended to show my flexibility in Design.
I support any attempt we can make to design and build in an environmentally friendly way and am acquainted with many approaches used in alternative building.
In addition to architecture, I also draw in most media, paint in watercolor, compose music, and design and fabricate jewelry. My artwork has been shown in a number of galleries and is in a number of private collections. I have worked these various disciplines in and around architecture and I feel they have enriched each other and the architecture itself so that I can offer you a unique service.