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Brian Phillips is founding Principal and creative director of ISA, a design and research office engaged with projects in cities across the U.S.

ISA has leveraged the opportunities and challenges of its home city to drive a busy, innovative and thought-leading practice that takes on the complex context of the post-industrial American city. Brian earned his MArch from the University of Pennsylvania and BS from the University of Oklahoma. The firm’s work has been featured in ARCHITECT, Architectural Record, DWELL, Metropolis, The Boston Globe, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The New York Times, and on NPR Radio.

ISA has won over fifty local, regional, and national design citations, including five AIA National Housing Awards and was named 2020 Firm of the Year by AIA Pennsylvania. Brian was awarded a 2011 Pew Fellowship in the Arts and was named an Emerging Voice by the Architectural League of New York in 2015.