PHIL COFFEY ARCHITECTS
A childhood spent in large successful urban conurbations, including Liverpool, Bristol, Sheffield, Cardiff and Glasgow, nurtured Phil Coffey's interest in urban design and public buildings. He studied architecture at the Welsh School of Architecture, Cardiff, and at the Mackintosh School of Architecture, Glasgow, before joining Ian Ritchie Architects, where he worked on the Plymouth Theatre Royal Production Centre, the Spire of Dublin and the White City Project in west London. He claims that, while his understanding of architecture is forever evolving, 'my enthusiasm is buoyant and my ambition is constant; gaining commissions for public buildings and urban designs to ensure that everybody can find joy by living, visiting and moving through the city'. He recently started his own practice, Phil Coffey Architects.