Name: Philip O’Sullivan
Job Title: Architect, project manager
Firm Name and Location: Perkins+Will Canada, Toronto
Age: 32
Professional Credentials: LEEP AP BD+C, OAA, MRAIC
Education: BArchSci, Ryerson University; MArch, University of Toronto

Responsible for $159 million in construction projects for Perkins+Will Canada (formerly Shore Tilbe Perkins+Will). Currently managing one of the firm’s largest projects: a recreation complex for a private client with an estimated $100 million budget and an aggressive schedule.

Achieved professional licensure in less than two years.

Only architect in Ontario under age 30 to be admitted to Ontario Association of Architects.

At age 19, helped build a kitchen and school addition in Uganda.


Mentors young intern architects through the licensure process.

Volunteer, OAA Experience Requirement Committee. Evaluates training and experience of foreign architects applying for licensure in Ontario.

Initiated Christian Martinelli Memorial Scholarship at Ryerson University in memory of late friend.

Off the Clock:

Favorite vacation spot: Paris. In the winter.

Unusual golfer: actually admits to being a terrible player.

Secret Life:

Jumps out of planes for fun.


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