Philip Enquist

SOM | Chicago, United States

About

Philip Enquist is leader of the global city design practice of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM), the world’s most highly awarded urban planning group. Phil and his studios have improved the quality and efficiency of city living on five continents by creating location-unique strategic designs that integrate nature and urban density within a framework of future-focused public infrastructure.

The scale of Phil’s design perspective continues to expand from innovating sustainable urban forms that enhance city living with walkable, transit-enabled districts humanized by their natural amenities to rapidly changing urban clusters within regional ecosystems like North America’s Great Lakes basin and China’s Bohai Rim.

Phil is committed to the profession through one-on-one mentorships, his recent teaching of a studio for architecture and urban design students at Harvard University’s…

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21 September 2012

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A 21st Century Vision for Chinese Cities

This session presents an overview of contemporary city planning in China and addresses a range of challenges facing urban areas today: rapid urbanization, energy demands,...

Research

17 October 2016

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Megacities: Design Challenges and Responses

Scott Duncan & Philip Enquist, Skidmore Owings & Merrill LLP

As this issue and the International Conference are focused on the megacity phenomenon, this edition of Talking Tall features two people who have designed tall...

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19 September 2012

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A 21st Century Vision for Chinese Cities

Philip Enquist, SOM

This overview of contemporary city planning in China will address a range of challenges facing urban areas today: rapid urbanization, energy demands, air pollution, water...