Philip Bussey

Philip Bussey

Minneapolis, MN, US


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Philip Bussey is a designer based in St. Paul, MN. His primary research and design interests lie in exploring new technologies in computation and fabrication (both digital and analog).

His previous work experience has included a structural engineering and facade design consultant (Thornton Tomasetti), a specialty fabrication shop (Seeyond), a full service architecture office (HGA), and a material testing firm (AET). He is currently employed as a designer and project manager at Alchemy Architects.

He has a B.S. Arch and M.Arch degree from the University of Minnesota's College of Design. His final project (with Hwan Kim and Sangyong Hahn) won a Richard Morrill Master's Final Project Award, and his work as a research assistant under Marc Swackhamer on VarVac Wall was presented at ACADIA 2013 and was the winner of an R&D award from Architect Magazine in 2014.



HGA - Architecture, Engineering, Planning, Minneapolis, MN, US, Research Intern

Oct 2013 - Jan 2014

University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, US, Research Assistant

Sep 2012 - Jan 2014

Seeyond, Minneapolis, MN, US, Designer

Mar 2013 - Aug 2013

Thornton Tomasetti, Chicago, IL, US, Facade Design Intern

May 2012 - Aug 2012

Thornton Tomasetti, Chicago, IL, US, Senior BIM Modeler

Aug 2008 - Jul 2011


University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, US, MArch, Architecture

Sep 2011 - current

University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, US, Bachelors, Architecture

Dec 2005 - May 2008


MFP Travel Grant, Award

One of two students awarded funding for international travel to Korea for research related to my Master's Final Project.


Richard Morrill Master's Final Project Award, Award


China Fellowship, Scholarship

One of six students that were awarded the cost of travel and lodging to participate in a collaborative design workshop with students at Southeastern University in Nanjing.


Elness Swenson Graham Fellowship, Scholarship


Minnesota Society of Architects Fellowship, Scholarship


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