My name is Phillip, a British spatial designer living and working in Copenhagen with an eye for spaces and places. Born and raised in Nottingham and with proud roots in Galloway in Scotland I was happily imported to Copenhagen in 1981 by my wife, Jette. My knowledge of the city was minimal, only that it was flat and that you could hear a blackbird sing in the Town Hall Square during the rush hour, it was that quiet.
During the last 36 years, Copenhagen has transformed from a provincial ugly duckling to a dynamic metropolis that has become a focal point for architects, urban and spatial designers, foodies and trendspotters. Parallel with the city’s transformation, I developed my skills as a spatial designer working on many corporate spaceplanning and interior design projects in Copenhagen.
This site is dedicated simply for sharing my experiences and explorations of Copenhagen’s urban landscapes and landmarks that continue to engage me in their unique ways.
PHILSSPACES.COM: June 2017 – . Customized guided tours of Copenhagen’s urban landscape, designed for the curious visitor wanting something more.
ON THE SPOT: March 2010 – February 2017. Devoted my skills to retail lighting solutions and responsible for the development and implementation of On The Spot´s marketing, brand and visual communication activities.
FREELANCE: June 2009 – February 2010. Translation of Møller & Rothe´s book “Lighting & Design”. Danish to English.
DESIGN GROUP ARCHITECTS: November 2004 – June 2009. Worked on several projects of varying complexity, in which client consultancy, dialog with focus groups and process consultants played key roles. Analysis and concept development on several projects. Consultancy involving purchasing and implementation of workstations and furniture. Planning of redeployment. Development of design manuals for furniture and signage. Responsible for translation and development of Design Group Architect´s PR material in relation with the firm´s role in the European Architects Alliance (EAA).
ADVICE GROUP (DANIELSENS SPACE PLANNING: July 2002 – May 2004. Project manager on the space planning project for Copenhagen`s Energy (600 workstations)
PLH ARCHITECTS: November 2000 – May 2002. Worked on several projects of varying complexity, in which client consultancy, dialog with focus groups and process consultants played key roles. Analysis and concept development on several projects. Consultancy involving purchasing and implementation of workstations and furniture. Experience with the concept, The Activity Based Workplace.
CC&CO: October 1994 – October 2000. Consultancy of clients in close cooperation with key account managers. Strategic planning, development and coordination of projects in the company´s four national offices.
DANMARKS DESIGN SKOLE: August 1989 – May 1994.
Working with WordPress: 2014
Email marketing: Master Class: 2013
Working professionally with LinkedIn Master Class: 2012
Blogging, architecture, urban development, design, the art of networking, traveling, hiking, winter bathing, cycling + spinning, yoga, watching talent flourish and the trials and tribulations of Nottingham Forest FC.