Contemporary Traditionalists: American Residential Design in the 21 Century
Phillip is an English born designer, author, and educator now living and practicing in the United States. Born in 1972, he received a Degree in Architecture from Manchester School of Architecture, before attending the Graduate Program at the then newly formed Prince of Wales’s Institute of Architecture. In 1996 he moved to the US, and earned a Masters in Architecture from The University of Notre Dame.
Phillip is a Fellow Emeritus at The Institute of Classical Architecture and Art and served as the jury coordinator for the annual Arthur Ross Awards from 2006-2009. He has taught classical design at ICAA, Notre Dame, the Interiors Departments at New York’s Parson’s School of Design, and the Fashion Institute of Technology. He has lectured extensively throughout the United States on the subject of classical architecture.
After training with some of the most recognized residential architectural firms in America, in 2015 Phillip started his own design firm Phillip James Dodd: Bespoke Residential Design LLC.
Phillip is also a highly acclaimed author, with two bestselling books. Published in 2013, The Art of Classical Details: Theory Design and Craftsmanship takes a close-up look at some of the finest examples of contemporary classical architecture with essays and projects from leading classicists. His much anticipated follow-up, An Ideal Collaboration: The Art of Classical Details II was published in 2015.
He is the Editor-At-Large for a new series on classical and traditional architecture, to be released by Images Publishing Group. The first volume in this series titled the American Classical House was released in September 2017, and features an introduction by Phillip.
Currently, Phillip is working with photographer Jonathan Wallen on a lavish new volume on The Beaux-Arts Architecture of New York City (due to be released in 2019), which features a foreword by Julian Fellowes – the creator of Downton Abbey. Phillip is a contributing editor at Venu magazine, where he again writes on the subject of Beaux-Arts Landmarks in New York City, and consults with WTNH-News Channel 8 in New Haven, Connecticut. His work has been published in numerous periodicals, including Country Life, House & Garden, Quest, and Traditional Home.