Philip Wilkinson

Philip Wilkinson

Principal

Education

Bachelor of Architecture, Cum Laude, Kent State University, Kent, Ohio

Master of Architecture in Urban Design, Kent State University, Kent, Ohio

Registration

Registered Architect, Massachusetts, USA

LEED AP

Affiliations

American Institute of Architects (AIA)

National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB)

International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC)

 

Profile

Philip is a Principal in our Pittsburgh office focused on leading teams that design complex master plans and retail destinations that attract residents and visitors alike to engage, shop, and explore. Throughout Philip’s career, he has worked closely with developers to create highly desirable and profit-generating developments including Hudson Yards (New York, NY), Miami Worldcenter (Miami, FL), Northfield Town Center (Denver, CO), The Galleria at Sowwah Square (Abu Dhabi, UAE), Hilltown Shopping Center (Istanbul, Turkey), Al Maryah Center (Abu Dhabi, UAE) while at Elkus Manfredi, and Meydan One (Dubai, UAE) and Cherrywood Town Center (Dublin, Ireland) at AE7.

Philip helps to evaluate the feasibility of the development by collaborating with developers from conceptualization of the project. He has a strong understanding of consumer psychology and market trends. As the retail industry evolves and can no longer function as a standalone domain, Philip crafts solutions that are different and engaging – attracting shoppers to the development and enticing them to stay. He understands the advantages that ‘brick and mortar’ offers in contrast to the online shopping experience and capitalizes on those strengths to create a well performing retail destinations in the age when many proclaim that the malls are dying. Retail centered mixed-use developments created by Philip and his team become destinations for the community as well as locally, nationally, and internationally.