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.

Senior Associate Architect

Since joining Phillips/Pilkington in 2006, Guy has been project architect on a wide range of projects, including the 5-Greenstar design rated Magill Research Building and the award-winning St Peters Library Precinct and award-winning MADEC Wesley Centre, which was published in Architecture Australia magazine.  Guy was made Senior Associate of Phillips/Pilkington in 2015.  Recently he has been project architect for the Norwood Morialta High School STEM project, Tika Tirka Student Accommodation project, Saint David's Parish School and Our Lady of Grace School.  Guy is also the Quality Assurance Manager for the office and ensures our QA System is compliant.

Graduate of Architecture

Gaetane joined Phillips/Pilkington in 2005 prior to taking time out to raise her children. Gaetane rejoined Phillips/Pilkington in 2016 in a senior design and documentation role. She has a wide range of experience in residential and educational projects across all phases, including St Patricks Special School, Suneden Special School and multiple projects for the Mt Barker Waldorf School. Prior to joining Phillips/Pilkington, Gaetane worked in Darwin on St Patricks Primary School and Karmilda College before relocating to Sydney where she worked on Sacred Heart Primary School.

Graduate of Architecture

Tom joined Phillips/Pilkington in October 2015 after previously working at Griffiths Building & Maintenance gaining valuable experience in the construction sector across a wide range of projects, scales and budgets.

He has experience through all stages of completed projects from initial client engagement, through to construction documentation, contract administration and as built packages.

Graduate of Architecture

Angus joined Phillips/Pilkingtion in November 2015 prior to his final year of study.  Angus has excellent 3D CAD and illustration skills.  Since joining Phillips/Pilkington Architects he has gained valuable experience in preparation of educational planning studies and master plans, together with documentation of educational and residential projects.

Graduate of Architecture & Urban Planning

Tessa joined Phillips/Pilkington Architects in October 2018 after previously working at Flightpath Architects and the State Government's Office for Design and Architecture (ODASA).  Tessa has experience across a wide range of architectural projects including residential, education, community and conservation projects.  She has experience in providing heritage advice and design advice to councils and private owners and tutoring in design studios at UniSA.  Tessa was the recipient of the EAS Vacation Research Scholarship and the Rymill House Foundation Living Heritage Travel Grant.

Graduate of Architecture

Imogen joined Phillips/Pilkington in November 2016 having completed her undergraduate architecture degree and has recently completed her final year of a Master of Architecture.  Imogen has over 3 years experience in the construction industry in design consultation and project administration, including architectural construction drawings, cost estimating and marketing.  Imogen has received a number of Architectural Awards, including the 2016 Award for Excellence in Environment from the Australian Institute of Architects and the 2015 Hames Sharley Prize in Architecture.

Graduate of Architecture

Wei joined Phillips/Pilkington Architects in Feburary 2018 after completing her Masters in Architecture degree. Since joining Phillips/Pilkington, Wei has gained experience in the concept design and design documentation phases of both educational and student housing projects. 

Office Administrator

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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