Phil is the CEO of ORBIS Dynamics a company developing curated 3D visualization and simulation software for the unmet needs of urban professionals and policymakers in public and private sectors globally. Phil’s continuing professional work and research is focused on the application of complex and adaptive systems for improving the spatial DNA of cities, addressing ballooning ecological, social, and economic crises arising from urban growth and intensifying climate challenges.
After completing his education in Architecture at Kingston University, London and becoming a licensed architect, he conducted post graduate research at the University of Wales in environmental physics and energy conservation. Phil went on to serve with Britain’s National Health Service in Oxford on a team developing computational design and analytic systems for built environments and digital mapping applications. Phil received a Queen Elizabeth II Silver Jubilee Award for study at Columbia University where he completed an M.S. in Health Services Planning & Design after which he served as a US Public Health Service Fellow with the Office of the Surgeon General in Washington DC.
Phil’s international career and leadership experience has spanned the fields of architecture and urban design, system dynamics, 3D Software systems & health care management consulting and analytic services. Phil’s move to Scottsdale, Arizona was for his role as CEO of the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation based at Taliesin West in Scottsdale.
D.Arch (First Class Honors) - Kingston University School of Architecture, London, UK
M.S., Health Services Planning and Design (thesis in public health and US regulatory policy) - Columbia University, New York.
UK Science Research Council Award for post graduate research in Environmental Physics and Energy Conservation- University of Wales Institute of Science & Technology, Cardiff, Wales.
Queen Elizabeth II Silver Jubilee Award – for study & policy research in the health care field.
Chartered Architect and Member the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA).
U.S. Public Health Service Fellowship, Office of the Surgeon General and the Secretary of Health and Human Services, Washington, D.C.
Admitted to the Fellowship of the Royal Society for the Arts, Manufacture and Commerce (FRSA), London.
Certified Sustainable Building Advisor (CSBA), Sustainable Building Advisor Institute, Washington State, a one-year course with certification examinations passed in November 2012.
Primary clients have been Board and "C-level" groups for whom I personally and my team have been providing advice on governance, strategy, technology integration and operational re-engineering in a variety of industry sectors including, health insurance, hospitals, manufacturing, mining, telecommunications, disease management and analytics and pharmaceuticals.
Specific examples of insight-generation inventions spanning my career include but are not limited to
Development of computational design and analysis systems for UK NHS real Estate and digital mapping applications
Productivity-based facilities planning using hospital financial, patient volume and operational data to drive space, staffing and equipment planning
Health insurance fraud and abuse detection - systems development and visualization methods (US providers, insurers, property-casualty insurers and the FBI)
Applied system dynamics models and technology to a variety of industry clients including jet engine manufacturing, pharmaceutical drug development, manufacture of replacement joints for human use.
Developed advanced "kit" manufacturing methods for solving the "affordability" crisis in housing - working with US Forest Service and European manufacturers of engineered timber products (Czech Republic)
Development of "scene capture" method for quantifying the key elements of urban settings and relating the quantified data to human emotional reactions to such settings. Direct application o the development of smart dynamic digital twins of urban regions to better inform policy deliberations and actions.