A registered architect in the State of Florida, Phil has been the Vice President of Furr & Wegman Architects, P.A. since its inception in September of 1998. Phil is integrally involved in all aspects of the firm’s practice and has the gratification of successfully working on a wide range of project types with varying budgets and schedules. He is the Architect of Record for the Polk County Sheriff’s facility (LEED Silver project) and the Advanced Technology Center for Polk State College. Phil is an energetic, inspirational collaborator, who thrives in the research and resolution of challenging projects that exceed his client’s expectations, while positively transforming the built environment in which they work, live and play.
Phil demonstrates his passion for our community through involvement with many charitable and service organizations, including Lakeland Kiwanis (past president), Volunteers in Service to the Elderly and Good Shepherd Hospice.
Closest to his heart is The Bethany Center, affiliated with Good Shepherd Hospice. His deep connection with The Bethany Center, which provides bereavement services to children who have lost a loved one, developed from his desire to find a positive community outreach opportunity in memory of his mother, Barbara, who died when he was 16. Phil serves on multiple boards related to Bethany, and is a volunteer bereavement counselor. He has been recognized for his volunteer efforts by being selected as a Torchbearer for the 2001 Salt Lake City Winter Olympic Games and by being named the 2008 Hospice Hero.
Phil and wife, Gina reside in Lakeland with their son Nick and two daughters, Gianna and Sofia. Their family continues to grow, opening their home to international high school students from countries such as China and Korea.