DR PHILLIP ROÖS
Dr Phillip B. Roös is a South African-born architect, now residing in the State of Victoria as an Australian Citizen. His work spans across architecture, urban design and planning, landscape architecture, ecological design, teaching and research, as well as writings and art.
He is known internationally for his leading work in ecological design and planning on large scale infrastructure and built environment projects. He is currently the Director of the Live+Smart Research Laboratory, Associate Professor, and the Associate Head of School - Industry Engagement at the School of Architecture and Built Environment, Deakin University. He is an independent biophilic design and regenerative-adaptive design for sustainable development advisor to organisations, professional bodies, communities and governments. He has recently retired from professional practice as an architect to spend more time on research, writings in philosophy, drawing, painting and ecological art, and providing community support for regenerative and biophilic designed environments.
Phillip has a wide range of interests, activities and influences as he works at the nexus of biophilic design, architecture, engineering, planning, ecological art and environmental stewardship. He has been working as an architect and design professional for over 30 years on an extensive range of projects, in Europe, Africa and Australasia. He is committed to a resilient future for both humans and nature. His life’s work is to seek innovative solutions to address the major challenges of our time.
His teaching and research interests are centred on environmental custodianship based on the human-nature relationship, and the identification of optimised planning and design processes using a regenerative-adaptive pattern language system. Through his art, writings and adventures he explores the deeper meaning of our personal connection with Earth, investigating the meaning of wholeness by investigating Indigenous Knowledges and the principles of Ecopsychology.