KERRY PHILLIPS

Lake|Flato Architects

SAY IT LOUD - TEXAS Exhibitor
Texas Based Designer

Who or what inspires you professionally?

I’m am lucky to be surrounded by people that are working so hard to create aspirational projects. While they are doing that, they are also constantly looking for ways to elevate others. They leave me inspired and looking for ways to pay it forward.

KERRY PHILLIPS

Bio:

Kerry has more than a decade of experience in a broad variety of project sizes and types. She joined Lake | Flato in 2012 and has demonstrated excellence in the design of vibrant environments for civic and cultural community projects. Kerry's passion for creating environments that enrich communities was an asset in the design for the award-winning Midtown Arts & Theater Center in Houston, Texas and the recently completed New Witte Museum and Mays Family Event Center in San Antonio, Texas.

How did you first learn about architecture and when did you decide that built environment profession was an area of interest for you?

For as long as I can remember I wanted to be an architect/builder/designer. I spent my feral youth building forts and damming creeks, charmed by the way light filtered through the boards of our barn, and coveting a good mechanical pencil.

What do you do?

I'm an associate in our higher education studio overseeing project management for large, complex institutional projects.

What excites you in the work you do?

While I became an architect to design buildings, what has been the most exciting for me has been collaborating with others: the engineers, designers, clients, and building users that make great projects possible. Every project is something new.

Who or what inspires you professionally?

I’m am lucky to be surrounded by people that are working so hard to create aspirational projects. While they are doing that, they are also constantly looking for ways to elevate others. They leave me inspired and looking for ways to pay it forward.

 

What is your proudest professional accomplishment or achievement?

Being able to walk my parents through projects that I have worked on always takes the cake.

Featured Project Name: 

Trinity University Dicke Hall

Featured Project Location: 

San Antonio, TX

Featured Project Completion Date: 

2021

Role in Featured Project: 

Project Manager

Featured Project Description:

The new Business and Humanities District consists of three separate structures directly linked to adjacent STEM and Library programs. Lake|Flato adapted two of these structures, originally designed by mid-century modernist O’Neil Ford. A new building was sited to unify the buildings around a central courtyard and historic grove of live oak trees. Trinity’s campus inspired the heavy timber construction which creates a warm and welcoming interior environment that is connected to nature.

Photography Credit:

Lake|Flato Architects