Phillip Decker


Outside the office Phillip can be typically found holding a ski pole, golf club, fly rod or stomping in mud puddles with his rambunctious little girl.


Phillip is a northwest native through and through. He finds solace in many of the PNW’s more varied activities, from finding the perfect spring corn, skiing in June, or even hitting a great flop shot on a golf course. His love for all things outdoors has fostered a deep appreciation for integrated, site-specific design that is both ecologically responsible and authentic to each and every site.

When designing, Phillip studies and expresses the inherent character of a neighborhood, geographic region, and the site’s history. This approach is conveyed from beginning to end, telling the site’s story in the overall concept all the way down to the intrinsic details.

Prior to joining GGLO, Phillip worked on a diverse set of private, public and institutional projects throughout the northwest, northeast and Asia. He has a broad experience in project types that include residential, master planning communities, public plazas, stream restoration, retail lifestyle center and schools.