- LEED AP
- PHIUS CPHC©
- Registered Architect in Illinois
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
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?
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?
Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace
Dream retirement location?
Rural south of France