Award-winning architect Philip Griffiths is Director of Griffiths Architects and Immediate Past President of the Australian Institute of Architects, Western Australia, a member of AIA’s National Council and Executive. Philip is also a member of Australia ICOMOS and DOCOMOMO.
One of WA’s most experienced and respected architects, Philip has been involved with some of WA’s most iconic historic buildings including Fremantle Prison, Episcopal Palace, Premier's Office and Cabinet Room, WA Ballet Centre, Government House, Central Government Buildings, and Parliament House. Prior to this, he was based in the United Kingdom where he worked on various heritage properties in London, Hereford, Canterbury, Bristol and Bolton.
Philip provides valuable knowledge and expertise on the preparation of heritage assessments, conservation plans and conservation and adaption of heritage places, and enjoys passing on the passion and knowledge of heritage to emerging architects and building owners who have, or are thinking of, acquiring heritage places.
Qualifications and background
- Architect, Polytechnic of South Bank, London
- WA Chapter President, Australian Institute of Architects
- Corporate Member of National Trust
- Member Fremantle Prison Trust
- Fellow of the Royal Australian Institute of Architects
- Member of the Royal Institute of British Architects
- Director, Philip Griffiths Architects Pty Ltd.
- Currently preparing a number of conservation plans and implementing conservation works.
- Additional work includes: provision of heritage advice on developments; architecture (commercial, residential and institutional); town character analyses; townscape design; station studies; precinct studies; coastal management design; urban design; town planning policy development and design guideline development.
- Preparation of Conservation Plans for: Fremantle Town Hall and St John's Square; Fremantle Prison; Gate House Complex and Warders' Cottages; Bill Sewell Complex; Rottnest Island Settlement (Thomson Bay); Rosella House; Peninsula Community Centre (formerly Peninsula Hotel); Wesley Church and Chapel; King’s Park; WA Museum; WA Art Gallery; and Stirling Terrace in Albany.
- Implementation works at Fremantle Prison; Episcopal Palace; Government House; Central Government Buildings; and Parliament House.
- In 1984, first used Burra Charter to analyse and inform a conservation approach to the Fremantle Town Hall, WA.
- During 1970 - 82, undertook conservation work on various heritage properties in London. Notably, Chapman Taylor Partners addition and adaptations of William Wilkins’ St Georges Hospital, Hyde Park.