Councillor Philip Thalis

Councillor Philip Thalis BSc (Arch) B Arch (Hons) - Syd Univ, CEAA Arch Urb - Paris-Belleville, is a Registered Architect ARAIA, with 30 years experience in the design of public space, urban design, multiple housing, infrastructure and heritage adaptation. First elected to Council in 2016, Philip is currently deputy chair of the Transport, Heritage and Planning Sub-Committee, Development Assessment Sub-Committee, alternate chair of the Local Pedestrian, Cycling and Traffic Calming Committee and a member of the Central Sydney Planning Committee and Green Square Advisory Committee.

Philip actively promotes the culture of architecture and city making, combining the direction of the practice with teaching, research, conference papers, public lectures, articles, walking tours, architectural criticism and expert opinion. He has lectured across Australia and internationally, and at all universities in Sydney, with a particular focus on the history of Sydney’s architecture and urban design, and the architecture of the city more generally.

Philip is a past appointee to the Heritage Council of NSW, the Minister for Planning’s Urban Design Advisory Committee (UDAC), and served for 9 years as a Trustee of the Historic Houses Trust of NSW (now SLM). Philip has sat on a number of Design Review Panels and architectural juries.

Philip is founding principal of Hill Thalis Architecture + Urban Projects, a practice recognised for its design excellence and independence. In 2009 Philip was awarded the AIA NSW Presidents Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Architectural Profession (jointly with Peter John Cantrill). In 2013 the book Public Sydney; Drawing the City (co-authored with Peter John Cantrill) was published to acclaim.

Councillor Philip Thalis