Philip Cave

Initially trained as a plant scientist and landscape architect, Philip later broadened his expertise to include urban design, community art and public participation. He has been principal of Philip Cave Associates for the last 25 years and is now based in Cowcross St, EC1. Before that he worked for an architectural practice, city and county councils.

Philip has been a member of various Design Review Panels over the last 8 years – initially for Southwark and now for Newham, Tfl/GLA, South and East Regional, and Islington. He has been on the Urban Design Group Executive Committee for the last 25 years, and been a tutor and lecturer at a number of universities.

His main passion is in designing inspirational public realm and semi private schemes both for private developers and local authorities. Recent schemes include inner city mixed use projects with public squares, strategic masterplanning, high density housing with public and semi-private spaces, roof gardens, green roofs and walls, waterside schemes, sustainable settlements, and gateway projects. Most of his current projects are in the UK but past schemes have been in UAE, Hong Kong and Saudi Arabia. One of his inspirations is Japanese gardens after studying in Japan and writing the book ‘Creating Japanese Gardens’ published in UK and USA,

He has won a number of awards including from the Civic Trust, Landscape Institute, BALI, Property Papers/Journals, and Local Authorities