Herzog & de Meuron

Philip Schmerbeck began his collaboration with Herzog & de Meuron in Basel in 2007 and became an Associate in 2011. Since 2007, he has been the project manager in charge of 56 Leonard Street, a high-rise residential development in Manhattan. After relocating to the New York office in 2008, he became project manager in charge of Parrish Art Museum through its completion in 2012. Since this time Philip has maintained oversight of a diverse range of US projects as Project Director in various phases of design including the completion of 215 Chrystie (Public Hotel, New York), 160 Leroy Street (Residential, New York), Park Avenue Armory, and CityCenter DC Conrad Hotel.

He currently oversees the waterfront project Powerhouse Arts, a contemporary arts fabrication center recently completed in Brooklyn, New York, and the Memphis Art Museum on the banks of the Mississippi River in Tennessee currently in early phases of construction. Through his range of experience he has gained specific knowledge working in residential, cultural, and adaptive re-use of heritage buildings. As of 2022 he has assumed the role of Studio Director USA.

Philip studied Architecture at Mississippi State University, Jackson, Mississippi, USA and graduated in 1999 with a Bachelor of Architecture degree. He collaborated from 2000 to 2001 with the studio of Terence Riley & John Keenen in New York City, and from 2001 to 2007 with 1100 Architect in New York City.