Brian Phillips


Emerging Voices 2015
Brian Phillips

Brian Phillips founded Philadelphia-based Interface Studio Architects (ISA) in 2004. Driven by a philosophy of “radical pragmatism,” ISA pairs formally compelling design with an economy of means and a strong environmental agenda. The firm responds to the challenges of the post-industrial urban environment — finding opportunity in the 40,000 vacant lots pockmarking Philadelphia — and addresses contemporary needs through urban infill. Recent projects include the 100K Houses in Philadelphia, a collaboration with developer Postgreen Homes for the modest urban infill residential market; The Modules, a 72-unit pre-fab apartment building in Philadelphia; the Roxbury E+ homes in Boston, attached rowhouses with a net-positive energy rating; Flexhouse in Chicago, a two-phase rowhouse project; and Mass Logic, a supportive housing development in Syracuse that engages design’s potential for positive health impacts.

Visit the 2015 Emerging Voices online feature to learn more about all eight of this year’s winning firms.

Published: May 11, 2015