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Philip Baigent


Bachelor of Architecture (Hons 1)
Bachelor of Science (Architecture), University of New South Wales


Phil is driven to create meaningful architecture through critical design thinking and is passionate about design-led project delivery. He encourages design thinking to solve problems, challenge ideas and push preconceived ideas of what is possible, striving to achieve a strong central concept that drives the best design outcome.

Phil was a Director and General Manager of Ancher Mortlock Woolley. Phil’s comprehensive architectural experience includes the master planning, architectural design and construction phase leadership of a myriad of major projects. His expertise lies in the design and delivery of major public building redevelopments involving heritage conservation and adaptive reuse for State Government Departments, City Councils and agencies. Over the past 6 years, he has been the HDC representative on a number of new SINSW school redevelopment projects, as well as the lead architect on the Ferry Wharf Upgrade Program for the RMS/TfNSW.

Recognising that great design is underpinned by understanding, Phil listens authentically to client and community needs and implements a rigorous approach to research. He is known for building strong professional relationships with his grounded and approachable demeanor, fostering a collegial practice atmosphere, with a focus on sustaining positive team relations. Projects benefit from his substantial design and technical knowledge and his deep understanding of the complexities of 21st century project delivery, resulting in purposeful built environments that hold lasting, meaningful experiences.