Philip Szostak has over 30 years of experience in a broad variety of architectural design projects. A graduate of NC State University’s School of Design, he first opened Philip Szostak Associates (PSA) in 1980 where he demonstrated exceptional abilities in designing projects ranging in scale from small renovations to complex, multi-million dollar facilities. In 1990, he became the North Carolina principal for NBBJ, the country’s second largest architectural practice. After 12 years leading the design and management of hundreds of millions of dollars worth of construction, he left NBBJ to re-open PSA, now Szostak Design Inc. Mr. Szostak was named a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects in 2009 and was the 2010 co-recipient of AIA North Carolina's Kamphoefner Award for outstanding contributions to modernism. Mr. Szostak is responsible for the design and documentation of all projects in the firm. His recent projects include the Durham Performing Arts Center; the Walltown Recreation Center in Durham, North Carolina; the Theater Annex in Durham, North Carolina; the Columbia Street Annex Residential Development in Chapel Hill, North Carolina; and the New American Home residential development in Raleigh, North Carolina. Mr. Szostak’s design work has been widely acknowledged, garnering seventeen state and regional design awards in the past decade. His proven ability to work with clients, consultants, builders, and the design team ensures the creation of innovative engaging architecture.