Susan Phillips is a founding partner of Phillips/Pilkington Architects and has been Director in charge of many of the practice’s award winning buildings, including Seymour College Performing Arts Centre, Woodcroft College Administration Building, Wilderness School Hall and Monarto Zoological Park Visitor’s Centre. Susan has worked extensively on community and cultural projects, including Performing Arts Facilities, Galleries, Libraries and Community Meeting Spaces.  She has a passionate commitment to Environmental Design as evidenced by the Environmental Awards received for the Practice’s work. Susan has extensive community engagement experience and has prepared many Master Plans.  Susan maintains a key involvement in all stages of a project’s development and is committed to achieving design excellence within strict budget and program constraints. She was awarded the Sir James Irwin AIA (SA Chapter) President’s Medal with fellow director Michael Pilkington.


Michael Pilkington is a founding partner of Phillips/Pilkington Architects and Director in charge of many of the practice’s award winning projects including the $20m Plant Accelerator at the Waite Campus of the University of Adelaide, and the Marion Cultural Centre. Michael worked closely with large building companies on these projects: Hansen and Yuncken for the Marion Cultural Centre and Built Environs for the Waite Plant Accelerator.

Michael has been involved in all the education projects undertaken by Phillips/Pilkington Architects and was the responsible Director for the Pilgrim School Specialist Classrooms, St Joseph’s Hectorville Multipurpose Hall, all stages of Lutheran School at Blackwood, St Peters Girls Administration Building and Pre-School. Michael is committed to design excellence carried through construction detailing and in built realisation. Michael was awarded the Sir James Irwin AIA (SA Chapter) Presidents Medal with fellow director Susan Phillips.


Since joining Phillips/Pilkington in 2006, Guy has been project architect on a wide range of projects, including the St Peters Precinct, 5-Greenstar rated Magill New Research Building and the award-winning MADEC Wesley Centre, which was published in Architecture Australia magazine. Guy was made associate of Phillips/Pilkington in 2009. He is currently leading the project team on the construction of the St Joseph’s School Classroom Building.

Registered Architect

Alison joined Phillips/Pilkington Architects in June 2012 after previously working at Hames Sharley and Troppo Architects in Adelaide, and has had a range of experience in residential, commercial, retail, hospital, institutional, educational and master planning projects across all phases.

Alison was a key team member for the UniSA Jeffrey Smart Building, where she was heavily involved in the architectural, interior and landscape design throughout the documentation and construction phases.

Alison is also a sessional staff member at UniSA, tutoring in architectural design studios.

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Anne-Marie Strudwick joined Phillips/Pilkington Architects in 2011. She has previous administrative experience in horticultural consulting, internet provision, web design and public libraries. She completed her Bachelor of Arts in Library and Information Management in 1997.

In her administrative role at Phillips/Pilkington she manages the accounts, reception and general administrative tasks.

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