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Phillip James Dodd


Phillip is a English-born Designer, Author, and Educator, now living and practicing in the US. 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 shortly after gained a Masters in Architecture from The University of Notre Dame.

Phillip is a Fellow Emeritus at The Institute of Classical Architecture and Art based in New York, where from 2006 to 2009 he served as the jury coordinator for the annual Arthur Ross Awards. He has taught classical design at the Institute, as well as at Notre Dame, and 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. Already with a reputation as one of the foremost experts on classical architecture and interiors, Phillip is now fast becoming one of the most sought-after young residential designers practicing today. Ranging from a 800 square foot pied-a-terre to a 20,000 square foot estate, his designs can found in Greenwich, Manhattan and Palm Beach – the latter where he specializes in designing Anglo-Caribbean and Spanish-Mediterranean style retreats for clients based in the New York and Connecticut area.

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. 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 2018). The book features a foreword by Julian Fellowes, the creator of Downton Abbey.

Phillip has also been appointed as the Editor-At-Large of the Classical Architecture Collection, a new series of books published by Images Publishing Group. The first of these books The Classical American House was published in the Fall of 2017, featuring an introduction by Phillip. This and Phillip’s other books have also been translated into Mandarin for sale in the lucrative Chinese market.

Further Information

Phillip James Dodd: Bespoke Residential Design LLC
34 East Putnam Avenue, Suite 115
Greenwich, CT 06830
Tel: 203 900 1030