Phillip Schettler

Phillip Schettler

Stow, OH, US



~ Professional ~ Architectural / Interior Design, Retail Design, Project Management, Survey, Production, and Computer administration. 


D.A.Levy & Associates, Architects, Akron, OH, US, Senior Cad Designer

In December of 2002, Phillip accepted a position as project designer for D. A. LEVY & ASSOCIATES, ARCHITECTS; Fairlawn, Ohio and early on did roll-out for Urban, Anthropologie, Free People, Chico’s, Soma, & White House / Black Market stores - nationwide - as well as jewelry stores for Clark’s & Carlyle. Recently, Phillip was responsible for developing complex survey documents from field notes on multiple national sites including New York City for URBN / ANTHRO, REI, & CANADA GOOSE.

Dec 2002 - Feb 2017

David L. Sommers, AIA, Architect, Kent, OH, US, Architectural Lead | IT Manager

Phillip returned home to Ohio to assist his elderly parents in mid 1999, and took a position as Architectural Lead and IT Manager with DAVID L. SOMMERS, AIA, ARCHITECTS; Kent, Ohio. Phillip’s expertise oversaw a complete computer system upgrade and integration, installation of a new base operating system, new CAD, office, communications, graphic and backup software. Phillip trained staff in data organization and software use, managed daily system, backup, and security requirements, solved system problems, coordinated outside system consultants, and answered all staff questions.

While with DSA, Phillip produced contract documents for multiple PIZZA HUT upgrades, renovations, and new stores — statewide for HALLRICH INC., Kent, Ohio and produced design, development and contract documents for the 14,200 sf. HOME SAVINGS BANK – Kent, Ohio main office renovation, Phases 1&2, and the 22,500 sf. KENT AMERICAN LEGION POST # 496 as well as numerous installations and upgrades for SEA WORLD – ANHAUSER BUSCH & SIX FLAGS – WORLD OF ADVENTURE, Aurora, Ohio.

Nov 1999 - Jul 2002

Etheridge & Associates "Architects that Build", Jackson, MS, US, Studio Director

In 1998, Phillip returned to management as Design Studio Director for ETHERIDGE & ASSOCIATES, “Architects that Build.” Phillip was responsible for, systems, staff, 3D presentations, design, development, contract documents, and integration on commercial and retail up fits, renovations and rollouts, Jackson, Mississippi.

Jan 1998 - Jun 1999

JBHM Architects, PA, Jackson, MS, US, Senior Cad Designer

Senior CAD Designer for Mississippi’s largest architects ; JOHNSON, BAILEY, HENDERSON, McNEEL ARCHITECTS, PA. . Phillip’s assignments included interior architecture on The CLARION-LEDGER, Mississippi’s Newspaper - corporate offices, Jackson, Mississippi and DIVERSIFIED TECHNOLOGIES INTERNATIONAL – corporate offices, Ridgeland, Mississippi, as well as contract documents for The DAVID C. SWALM CHEMICAL ENGINEERING BUILDING at Mississippi State University, Starkville, Mississippi.

Mar 1994 - Dec 1997

Inner Office, Inc., Jackson, MS, US, Cad Design Manager

In 1994, Phillip returned to the South where he was CAD design manager for the Jackson, Mississippi based HAWORTH system furniture dealer ; INNER OFFICE, INC.

Jan 1994 - Mar 1994

Theodore G. Manfrass, Architects, Inc., Ravenna, Ohio, Senior Cad Designer

The recession of the early ‘90’s saw Phillip return to commercial architecture and transition to CAD while in association with Ohio architect: THEODORE G. MANFRASS ARCHITECTS, INC., as senior CAD designer.

Jan 1992 - Dec 1993

Corporate Group Limited, Inc., Akron, OH, US, Director of Design & Construction

Phillip returned to NE Ohio in 1991 to assume the Director of Design and Construction for Ohio based national corporate and retail general contractor; CORPORATE GROUP LIMITED. The firm produced multi-state, multi-store installations, renovations, and maintenance for REVCO DRUG STORES LIMITED, RITE-AIDE DRUG STORES CORPORATION, the LIMITED and others — nationally.

Jan 1991 - Nov 1991

Abrams Architects, Inc., Rock Hill, SC, US, Senior Architectural Designer

Rock-Hill, South Carolina based architects, ABRAMS ARCHITECTS, INC., principle commercial architecture / interior design.

Jan 1990 - Dec 1990

Shoe Show, Inc., Concord, NC, US, Director of Design

In 1989, Phillip relocated to Charlotte, North Carolina where he contributed his design expertise to Concord, North Carolina based National shoe chain ; SHOE SHOW, INC. , national multi-store designs — major malls and shopping centers.

Jul 1989 - Dec 1989

The RBI Group Inc., Brecksville, OH, US, Senior Interior Designer

Senior Interior Designer, in association with The RBI GROUP, INC., he oversaw the interior design for the 24.5 million dollar expansion and renovation of The TOFTREE’S RESORT HOTEL and CONFERENCE CENTER, State College, Pennsylvania.

Apr 1988 - Dec 1988

Invironments Retail Interiors, Nashville, TN, US, Principal

Retail Designer and Consultant within his own firm; INVIRONMENTS RETAIL INTERIORS,

Apr 1987 - Dec 1987

The Cain-Sloan Company, Nashville, TN, US, Corporate Store Planner

In 1983, Phillip challenged his interests, design talent, and experience when The CAIN-SLOAN COMPANY; Nashville, Tennessee based department store division of ALLIED STORES CORPORATION, NY. NY retained him, as Corporate Store Planner to manage the turn-around of a previously weak and ineffective store-planning department.

Sep 1983 - May 1987


Maplewood Vocational, Ravenna, OH, US, AutoCad


Jun 1992 - Aug 1992

Kent State University, Kent, OH, US, Architecture


Jun 1968 - Jun 1971

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