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Philip Watson

Philip Watson

Director and Head of Design, HLM Architects

Philip is a Director and Head of Design at HLM Architects with a reputation for award-winning design with a focus on how the built environment impacts on people and society. Philip has been instrumental in establishing HLM’s ‘Thoughtful Design’ ethos and the Thoughtful Design Toolkit which puts building users at the heart of design decision-making. A digital toolkit that has been shortlisted for several digital and innovation awards.

Philip also leads HLM’s research and development programme which currently covers design for wellbeing, client engagement, modern methods of construction, and environmental sustainability. In 2019 he was made Visiting Professor at the University of Leeds and in 2020 a Fellow of the RIBA in recognition of his contribution to architecture and the arts.



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