pHdesign is a full service New York-based architecture practice focused on maximizing what our clients have to work with, whether it is an existing building, a plot of land, a nonprofit budget, or a neighborhood block.
We apply the most appropriate and efficient sustainable design solutions to every project, merging an eye for modern design with functionality, beauty, and a vision for your future. Responsibility is a core value at pHdesign; our clients see this manifested in our commitment to their projects' success, to bettering the community fabric, and lessening the environmental impact of the spaces we create.
pHdesign's growing portfolio currently includes residential, commercial, and mixed-use projects in New York City, along the East Coast, Michigan, Florida, and Illinois. We welcome inquiries from anywhere in the U.S. and we look forward to helping craft and achieve your vision.
Hilary Padget was born in London and grew up in Kansas where she attended the University of Kansas and received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art History with a focus on painting and illustration. She was an honors scholar and recipient of numerous academic awards.
Prior to graduation, Hilary attended The Prince of Wales’s Institute of Architecture foundation course in London where she received a Diploma of Architecture and Building Arts from the University of Wales. It was during this course that Hilary decided to pursue architecture and worked as an intern for Brill and Owen Architects before returning to the United States where she attended the University of Michigan and received her Masters of Architecture Degree in 2001.
Upon graduation, Hilary worked in Chicago at Ross Barney Architects, in Houston at Gensler and Paris at Architecture Studio. Hilary relocated to New York City in 2005 where she managed a variety of retail and high end residential projects for Jaklitsch/Gardner Architects and Sawyer Berson as an associate.
Hilary has also worked as a Preservationist for the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission where she ushered building owners through the permitting process for many distressed properties and buildings seeking to achieve the Passive House standard. She has also worked as a construction manager for Taconic Builders and has worked with many sub-contractors in New York City.
Hilary is a member of the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards, and is currently registered to practice architecture in New York, New Jersey and Michigan. She is a graduate of the Columbia University’s RESTORE course for masonry conservation and has attended numerous Passive House Academy training sessions. She is a Certified Passive House Designer, a member of New York Passive House and New Jersey Passive House, and a LEED accredited professional.
Anthony Harrington is a native of Michigan and attended the University of Michigan where he received a Bachelors of Science in Architecture in 2000. Anthony worked on a range of high rise and residential projects for DeStefano Partners and Grunsfeld Shafer Architects in Chicago prior to attending Rice University in Houston where he received his Master of Architecture degree.
Upon graduation, Anthony moved to New York City where he managed residential projects and a recording studio in New York and Vermont at Ryall Porter Architects (later Ryall Porter Sheridan Architects) prior to founding pHdesign. He is a former Adjunct Instructor at the College of Architecture and Design at the New Jersey Institute of Technology, and the School of Architecture and Design at the New York Institute of Technology.
Anthony is a member of the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards, and is currently registered to practice architecture in New York, New Jersey, Michigan, and Florida. He is a Certified Passive House Designer, a LEED Accredited Professional, and a member of New York Passive House and New Jersey Passive House.
past staff have included:
Nimet Anwar, Tony Chacon, Claire Chalifour, Gabrielle Clune, Will Conner, Carley Elliott, Guillermo Garza, Kulsoom Katel, Da Li, Jesse Liaw, Maksymilian Mamak, Maja Mrdalj, Chit Yee Ng, Eugene O'Callaghan, Naomi Patel, Catherine Pyenson, Matthew Radune, Eric Ratkowski, Emmanuelle Thion, Liliana Torres, Jasmine Wright, Yingyang Zhou