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Prof. Philip Cox

Philip Cox is the founding partner of Cox Architecture. He commenced practice with Ian McKay in 1963 and formed his own firm, Philip Cox and Associates in 1964. The firm has grown to become Cox Architecture with over 500 personnel.   Philip Cox graduated from Sydney University with honours in architecture in 1962 and has received numerous awards in recognition of his contribution to architecture, including the Royal Australian Institute of Architects (RAIA) Gold Medal in 1984 and Life Fellowship to the RAIA in 1987. In 1988, he was awarded an Order of Australia for services to architecture.   Cox is actively involved in the concept design of many of the firm’s projects and has delivered a multitude of iconic projects both in Australia and abroad including Ayers Rock Resort at Uluru, the Marina Bay redevelopment in Singapore, and most recently the National Maritime Museum of China. Cox Architecture (COX) is a design-focused contemporary architectural practice with Studios located in every major Australian city. Key to our ethos is enhancing the public life of our cities. We endeavour to do this by ensuring every project makes a positive contribution to its public realm – that it gives more than it takes.   COX works within a collaborative framework allowing the best ideas come to the fore – we are ‘for the many by the many’. Our practice is some 500 talented architects, urban planners, interior designers, graphic designers, researchers, and digital visualization experts. We capture and share knowledge across our Studios, ensuring the latest global ideas are continuously informing our current work.   We have a broad interest and proven expertise in many sectors – public & cultural, transport infrastructure, workplace & retail, sports & recreation, education, housing, and research & health. We have ‘subject-matter’ experts passionate and knowledgeable in these sectors.  Our expertise is evidenced by many innovative and award-winning projects delivered in Australia and internationally in over 50 years of practice.