Born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio, Phill wanted to be an architect from a very young age, so he is living his dream in the Florida Keys with his wife of 21 years Iveta, and his three boys Biagio, Enzo, and Aldo!
Phill has been practicing architecture for over 28 years since graduating from The Tulane University School of Architecture in 1991. He started his career and became a registered architect in the State of Ohio in 1999, and after a brief 18-month “layover” in Charlotte, NC, became a Keys resident in 2015. Phill has won national and international design awards at both the collegiate and professional levels, but beyond that, is also more than happy to nerd out on some code research or read into the technical specs for a new building material! In other words, Phill takes great deal of pride in being a well-rounded professional who is equally committed to excellence not only in design, but also in delivery, with the experience and capacity to produce creative, yet practical and cost-effective solutions for his clients.
Besides Chicago and Delta blues, you’ll find Phill listening to 80’s/90’s alternative music, or getting the Led out while listening to 60’s and 70’s classic rock.
What’s the story with the rooster?!
You mean besides the fact that the Florida Keys are sick with roosters?
OK, here you go:
Written by Willie Dixon for Howlin’ Wolf, “Little Red Rooster” was originally issued as “The Red Rooster” by Chess Records in 1961. While Dixon’s song was minimal and the lyrical content understated, it was sufficiently powerful to inspire decades of covers by the likes of Willie Mae “Big Mama” Thornton, Sam Cooke, Willie Dixon himself, The Doors, The Rolling Stones, Luther Allison, and The Grateful Dead, among others. With each new recording came a new interpretation of the song, some with slightly different lyrics and even added verses, but all with one underlying theme: that the rooster brings harmony to the yard! Little Red Rooster, as a firm, looks at each project as an opportunity to assist our clients in finding harmony, and much like the song, is happy to allow each client to define what the firm means to them.
Phill’s preferred version is by Luther Allison. You can listen to it here.