The Practice




Philip Farmiloe started his early business career project managing interior schemes for corporations, designing their offices and their retail facilities.

Travel across Europe and exposure to many different building practices broadened his professional outlook and developed skills for communication.


Philip moved on to start his own successful, award winning practice on the South Coast of England in 1989 where he also widened the practice scope from corporate interiors to cover a broader menu of building forms,including:


  • Residential Interiors and apartment renovations

  • Schools

  • Restaurants

  • Healthcare

  • Office Interiors, moves adds and changes.

  • Pubs, bars and clubs.


Marriage to Brenda Gunther in 1999 (a successful New York interior designer and Principal in her own right) led to growth in the firm and a long term plan to live and work in Manhattan. This was finally achieved in 2010, with the formation of Philip Farmiloe Architect Pllc.





We are Architects by qualification but first and foremost we are designers. This means that we have a great love and affinity with all aspects of design. We are confident and capable delivering buildings and interiors but can also turn our skills to designing furniture; light fittings, exhibition stands and yacht interiors.


The practice has strong links to and great belief in sustainable design. The rest of the design world has now formalized this process as LEED and elsewhere under different acronyms, but the desire is just the same and is to be strongly encouraged.


As a designer, these watchwords are embedded in what we do on a daily basis. The practice motto is “Walk the walk”, and nowhere is this more firmly underlined than in our new Cochecton base and home where we have installed green roofs and reused previous building foundations .









We currently work, and are licensed for, the City and State of New York. We operate through the year from a City base as well as in Sullivan County NY.


Philip is also registered and licensed to practice as an Architect in the United Kingdom.


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Why use us?


We have a great love of problem solving and creative thinking, which at a design level means you get an intelligent interpretation of whatever your property designs need are, and an elegant solution to match your budget and program.