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PRACTICE

The office of Philip Overbaugh, Architect is committed to architectural innovation and thoughtful design. The office was established in Oakland, California in 1998 and relocated to Austin, Texas in 2005. As an architect, Philip searches for elegant proportions and simple lines that artfully exploit the architectural possibilities of each project. At the same time, Philip works closely with clients to understand their project goals, site and budget in order to deliver customized designs that capture the imagination through the creative use of light, color and materials. The office is committed to environmentally conscious design and encourages the incorporation of sustainable materials and energy efficient principles at all phases of the design and construction process. The office works on both residential and commercial projects, as well as custom furniture and interiors.


Philip is licensed to practice architecture in Texas & California


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BIO

 Philip Overbaugh came to the practice of architecture through his lifelong love of drawing and design. He received his undergraduate degree in architecture from the University of Virginia in 1985. A semester studying at the Architectural Association in London opened his eyes to the limitless potential of architectural form and expression. After his undergraduate degree, Philip apprenticed with architect James R. Grieves in Baltimore before moving to California to pursue a graduate degree in architecture that also included studies in drawing and sculpture. After receiving his Master of Architecture degree from the University of California at Berkeley in 1989, Philip worked for several years with Berkeley artist and designer Fu-Tung Cheng exploring space and materials with the design/build firm, Cheng Design. He went on to gain experience in several well-respected Bay Area design firms, including Siegel & Strain Architects, Tanner Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects, William Dutcher Architect and Regan Bice Architects. Philip established his own practice in January of 1998. He has worked on  a wide range of building types throughout his more than 25 years in the profession, including single and multi-family residences, lofts, artist studios, theater and music spaces, restaurants and historical renovation projects. In 1995, he won an international competition for the design of a theoretical memorial to victims of violence for the city of Los Angeles. In 1997, his team was one of 5 finalists in the architectural competition for the San Francisco LGBT Community Center. Since 2007, the office has been using Revit, a 3D Building Information Modeling (BIM) software, for construction documents, renderings and 3D modeling. Philip also continues to enjoy sketching and drawing by hand.