Dr Phillip B. Roös is an academic and practising architect, designer, artist, writer and philosopher. His work spans a transdisciplinary discourse in the convergence of design, science, art, philosophy and environmental research. Deeply embedded in ecological consciousness, he investigates our innate affiliation to Nature by analysing the phenomena of living structures. His practice is positioned at the intersections of rigorous academic scholarship and applied real-world projects. As a transdisciplinary practitioner, he investigates questions of human consciousness as well as global social and environmental issues. He currently holds the position of Associate Professor in Architecture - Ecological Design at the School of Architecture and Built Environment, and is the Director of the Deakin Biophilia Lab, Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment at Deakin University.
The Unfolding – Living Structures, an exhibition and book launch at the Papermill Gallery, Geelong Design Week 2022, 17 – 27 March 2022.
Living Structures – The Architecture for Life, documentary film.
Premiered at the Geelong Design Week 2022, 19 March 2022.
Selected for the Melbourne Documentary Film Festival (MDFF), CinemaNova, Melbourne, 24 July 2022.
Aquaphilia –Love of Water, an exhibition at the Vidler Art Parlour Gallery, Geelong Design Week 2021, 18 March - 28 March 2021.
HumaNature, an exhibition at 101 Ryrie Arts Gallery, Geelong, 2018.
Expressions, an exhibition at 'The Studio', Barwon Heads, November 2017.
Dr Phillip B. Roös
(Photo Credit: Donna Squire, 2021)
Professional Qualifications & Affiliations
RIBA – Royal Institute of British Architects, Member, Chartered Architect: 20007245
SAIA – South African Institute of Architects, Member, Architect: 7696 (Retired)
KZNIA – Kwazulu-Natal Institute of Architects, Member, Professional Architect: 517 (Retired)
SACAP – South African Council for Architectural Profession, Registered Architect: 20582 (2012)
AILA – Australian Institute of Landscape Architects, Affiliate Member: 3243
PIA – Planning Institute Australia, Full Member (Academic): 56268
AIA – Australian Institute of Architects, Member Level 1, Architect (RAIA): 46321 (2008-2019)
Environmental Certifications and Memberships:
EDRA – Environmental Design Research Association (USA), Full Member. (2019)
GBCA – Green Building Council Australia, Member, Green Star Accredited Professional (GSAP). (2011-2019)
GBCA – Green Building Council Australia, Sustainable Communities Green Star Accredited Professional, and Certified Assessor. (2011-2019)
ISCA – Infrastructure Sustainability Council of Australia, Member, Infrastructure Sustainability Accredited Professional (ISAP). (2011-2019)
IBPSA – International Building Performance Simulation Association (Australian Charter), Full Member. (2011-2019)
PhD Architecture, Deakin University, Victoria, Australia (2017)
MSc (EDB) Environmental Design, Cardiff University, Wales (2010)
BSc Hons, University of Hertfordshire, UK (2001)
Architect, Designer, Ecological Artist, Writer and Philosopher (Ongoing)
Associate Professor in Architecture - Ecological Design, ABE, Deakin University (2021 - current)
Director, Deakin Biophilia Lab (previously Live+Smart Research Lab), ABE, Deakin University (2018 - current)
Associate Head of School - Industry Engagement, ABE, Deakin University (2018 - 2022)
Senior Lecturer in Architecture - Environmental Design, Deakin University (2016 - 2020)
Independent Advisor, PR+A Advisory (2016 - 2019)
Co-Founding Partner, Roös & Smith Architects, Chair Design (2016 - 2020)
Technical Director - Sustainable Urbanisation, Aurecon (2015 - 2016)
Principal - Sustainable Design & Urbanisation, Jacobs (2014 -2015)
Sessional Lecturer & Researcher, Deakin University (2012 - 2016)
Sustainable Design Practice Leader (Global), Sinclair Knight Merz (2008 - 2014)
Director, Roös Klawansky Associates Architects (2001 - 2008)
Principal and Director, Architect Phillip Roös & Associates (1994 - 2008)
Architectural Technologist, Fick Spruyt & Uitenbooghaardt Architects (1989 - 1994)
Apprentice & Draftsman, under guidance of Architect Victor Spruyt (1981 - 1986)
Lifelong student of the arts, design, architecture, and the natural world - always drawing, scribbling, painting on everything he can get his hands on, especially out there in the wilderness (1965 - current)