Phil Harrison


President and Chief Executive Officer


+1 (404) 443-7663

As President and Chief Executive Officer, Phil is responsible for Perkins+Will’s strategic focus and business performance. He is directly involved with quality initiatives including design excellence, sustainability, research and technical delivery; he oversees firm growth, diversification and development; and he defines the firm's business objectives for performance, collaborative operations and staff development.

In 1993 Phil joined the firm as an architect and has worked on an array of projects with Education, Science, Healthcare and Corporate clients. He has served in a variety of firm leadership roles, eventually becoming Chief Executive Officer in 2006.

Phil holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Visual Arts and Philosophy from Harvard College and a Master of Architecture from Harvard University's Graduate School of Design, where he received the AIA School Medal. He is a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects and a LEED Accredited Professional.

Phil is passionately involved with a number of arts, design, professional, civic and educational institutions. He is a Board Member of the National Building Museum, the Museum of Design Atlanta and the Woodruff Arts Center; he serves on the Executive Committee for the AIA Large Firm Roundtable, is a Senior Fellow of the Design Futures Council, and a member of the Construction Industry Roundtable; he is a member of the Downtown Atlanta Rotary Club; and he is the Co-Chair of the Campaign for the Harvard Graduate School of Design.