Phil received his Associate of Science in Civil Engineering and Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering from the University of Cincinnati. He then completed a Master of Architecture from the Ohio State University. Before getting a job in architecture, he worked for a while at an excavation company.
While at the Ohio State University, Phil and two of his colleagues received the 2017 AIA Student Design Award for a housing project they designed for a site in Franklinton.
In his free time, Phil tends to his family's Black Angus herd. In whatever time is leftover, he loves to design and make furniture.