Principal, Hill Thalis Architecture + Urban Projects
Philip Thalis is principal of Hill Thalis Architecture + Urban Projects. The practice is recognised for its design skills and independent standpoint, winning more than 90 awards, commendations and competitions for architectural, urban, public domain and heritage projects across a range of project types and scales.
Philip actively promotes the culture of architecture and city making, combining directing the practice with teaching, research, conference papers and public lectures and architectural criticism. The substantial book Public Sydney; Drawing the City (co-authored with Peter John Cantrill) was published to acclaim in 2013. In 2016 Uro Publishing released Minomono #2 on Hill Thalis’ work. In 2009 Philip was awarded the AIA NSW Presidents Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Architectural Profession (jointly with Peter John Cantrill), and in 2019 was made a Life Fellow of the AIA.
In conjunction with practice, Philip served a Councillor of the City of Sydney (2016-21) and is Professor of Practice in Architecture (fractional) at UNSW.