Philip Thalis

Philip Thalis is an architect, urban design leader and advocate for design excellence in architecture and the public domain.

Founding principal of Hill Thalis, he has won more than 60 awards, commendations and competitions for architecture, urban design, planning, public domain and heritage projects.

Leading multidisciplinary teams, he planned the waterfront park and designed pavilion structures in Pirrama Park, framed the Sydney Green Games agenda with his competition winning proposal for the Sydney Olympic Village, and won the initial international competition for the Barangaroo site.

With his extensive knowledge of Sydney’s architecture and urban history, Philip teaches at various Sydney universities and regularly delivers public lectures. His definitive book, Public Sydney: Drawing the City co-authored with Peter John Cantrill was published in 2013.