Philip has headed up Philip Cave Associates, Landscape Architects and Urban Designers, for 25 years. Before that he worked for an architects practice, city and county councils.
Initially trained as landscape architect, Philip has broadened his expertise to include urban design, community art and public participation. For 15 years he has been a member of Design Review Panels, initially for Southwark and Newham, and now for Islington, Design South East, and Hertfordshire. His main passion is in designing inspirational public realm and semi-private schemes for both private developers and local authorities.
Recent schemes include inner-city mixed-use projects with public squares; strategic masterplanning; and high-density housing with public and semi-private spaces; roof gardens; green roofs and walls; waterside schemes; sustainable settlements, and gateway projects, in UK and overseas. Philip was elected an academician at the Academy of Urbanism and has been on the Urban Design Group Executive Committee for 25 years. He has been a tutor and lecturer at a number of universities, and has given training to planners at Urban Design London. Past projects have won a number of awards including from the Civic Trust, Landscape Institute, BALI , Property Papers/Journals and Local Authorities.