Philip Donovan

Philip Donovan



Philip brings a broad and diverse range of capabilities to VMDO including technical detailing, high performance building, and sustainable design. His work reflects a deep commitment to designing learning environments that incorporate a wide variety of teaching, planning, and educational strategies that help foster student enrichment and community engagement. Philip’s deeply involved and energetic approach to design produces integrated buildings that are responsive to their settings and user groups while also being technically and functionally sound.

Philip has spent the last 5 years overseeing construction administration on public K12 projects. He served as the crucial glue on the Arlington Discovery Elementary School project, overseeing all construction administration on the project and ensuring that all details of the school’s Net-Zero energy design were incorporated into construction.

In addition to his design work, Philip is dedicated to professional development and mentorship, a fact evident in his commitments to the Virginia Society AIA and AIA Central Virginia chapter – where he serves as a crucial leader in supporting emerging professionals in the architecture field.


Master of Architecture, University of Virginia, 2005

Bachelor of Design in Architecture, University of Florida, 2003