Stephen Phillips

Humanities and Sciences


Stephen Phillips, AIA, PhD is principal architect at Stephen Phillips Architects (SPARCHS) ( He is Visiting Professor at Art Center College of Design in the Humanities Department teaching Modernism and Industrial Design with a specialization in art, architecture, and environmental design. Phillips is Professor of Architecture at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo and Founding Director of the Cal Poly Los Angeles Metropolitan Program in Architecture and Urban Design ( He received his B.A. with Distinction in Architecture from Yale University, M.Arch. from University of Pennsylvania, and Ph.D. from Princeton University School of Architecture, and has taught at U.C. Berkeley, UCLA, SCI-Arc, and CCA. Phillips is the recipient of numerous awards, grants, and fellowships including those from the Getty Research Institute, the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the Graham Foundation, the Bruno Zevi Foundation, the AIA, and the ACSA. He is the author of L.A. [Ten]: Interviews on Los Angeles Architecture 1970s-1990s from Lars Müller Publishers, 2014, and Elastic Architecture: Frederick Kiesler and Design Research in the First Age of Robotic Culture from MIT Press, 2017.


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