Senior Associate

Philip Schmidt

  • Registered Architect in Illinois
Philip Schmidt, Senior Associate

With over 15 years of project experience in Chicago and Europe, Philip Schmidt provides a thoughtful approach to creating well-designed, healthy and sustainable spaces for inhabitants.

Philip has design and project management experience at all project scales in the Chicago area, from furniture design to large multi-family housing (both renvoation and new construction), elementary schools and commercial projects, as well as Passive House sustainability consulting. Working with his former firm at Landon Bone Baker Architects and coordinating closely with the Chicago Building Department, Philip was the project architect on Chicago’s first new construction Passive House project, the recently completed LUCHA Tierra Linda 6-Flat in Humboldt Park.

At Canopy, Philip works on institutional and multi-family affordable housing projects in all phases from schematic design to construction documents and construction administration. Outside of the office, Philip enjoys spending time with his family, painting watercolors and is an avid cinephile.


Certified Passive House Consultant Training, PHIUS

Bachelor of Architecture, Kansas State University

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Philip Schmidt, Senior Associate

What was your first job?

Burger King drive thru

In a parallel universe, what would your profession be?


What motivated you to become an architect?

Making a giant scale model of the Parthenon for a 6th grade project

If you could be any material, what would you be?

Wax paper

Favorite pump-up song?

Dancing on My Own by Robyn

One word that best represents Canopy's culture?

Goofy. There is just a light, kind of silly vibe at times.

A hobby you spend a lot of time on outside of work?


Favorite book?

Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace

Dream retirement location?

Rural south of France

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