Anne Phillips Architecture

Anne Phillips Architecture has provided a full range of architectural services for award-winning residential and commercial projects since 1995. Our goal is to create sustainably designed buildings alive with light and color, nurturing to human use, and which respond to the unique requirements of each client.

We are advocates of the team approach to design and building where owners, designers and builders work closely toward a common goal. This results in projects that are more energy and resource efficient, cost effective, and simply more enjoyable.

The office utilizes computer-aided drafting and design programs including AutoCad for architectural drawings and Sketchup for 3D models. CAD gives us flexibility in communicating with consultants and clients and efficiency in making changes and updates to project documents.

APA is a 100% woman-owned business.


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Anne Phillips, AIA, LEED A.P., the principal of the firm, has over thirty years of experience in the design and construction fields. Anne was a building contractor for 10 years previous to entering the architecture profession. Her background as a builder has proved to be a valuable base of knowledge for all aspects of the firm's work.

Winston Win, AIA, LEED A.P. BD+C, NCARB, the senior project manager of the firm, has been with APA for over 10 years and holds a Masters Degree in Architecture from U.C. Berkeley. Winston is committed to socially-responsible and site-specific architecture, and has managed many of our complex residential and institutional projects. Always ready to share his passion for Architecture, he has been instrumental in staff development and practice management.

Ariella Granett, RA, Leed A.P. BD+C, holds a B.A. in Architecture from U.C. Berkeley with a minor in French literature. Ariella is fascinated by the process of transforming a gestural design idea to nuts and bolts reality and how designed spaces continue to evolve post occupancy. She is committed to environmentally and socially sustainable architecture, and has worked on a variety of complex projects with her effective communication and management skills.

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Adam Alpineholds a B.A. in Industrial Design from CCA. He is a junior designer at Anne Phillips Architecture and excels at drafting, detailing, 3D cad modeling, and graphic design. Adam also co-owns and operates design consultancy Doot Co. (Developing Original Objects in Tandem). Doot Co. provides a wide range of design services including branding & logos, furniture, home & office products, as well as custom retail & architectural details. Doot Co. strives to create unique, minimal, and elegant solutions that exceed expectation.

Tomoko Hachisu is an AutoCAD expert with over eleven years of drafting experience. She has a graduate degree in interior design from Kuwazawa Design Laboratory in Tokyo, Japan.

Steve Brezovec LEED AP, is a Project Manager with a M.Arch from the University of Utah.   His passion for sustainable design for underserved populations fuels his dedication to affordable housing at APA.  He specializes in bringing complex projects in existing fabric to reality, fusing craft and materials to achieve elegant solutions.

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Ian Murphy is a junior designer and holds a Bachelor of Architecture from U.C. Berkeley. He excels at problem solving, drafting, and 3D cad modeling.

Scott Looney, AIA is a licensed architect with a BArch degree from California Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo. He has a background in construction and brings first-hand knowledge of methods and materials to the firm. He has worked successfully with planning and building departments throughout the Bay Area including Vacaville, Oakland, San Francisco, Santa Cruz, and Walnut Creek. He specializes in passive heating/cooling systems and has developed and installed them in many climates in the western U.S., including the Sea Ranch and Arcosanti.

Seth Ellsworth, is a junior designer and holds a Bachelor of Architecture from Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT), Chicago, IL. Seth has a background in building construction and fabrication. His experience with building and fabrication strengthens his ability to designing practical and creative solutions. Seth also designs furniture and home products at Studio Ellsworth