Philip Cox (1939–) was born in Sydney and graduated from with honours from the University of Sydney in 1962. Shortly afterwards he gained the NSW Board of Architects travelling scholarship and the RAIA silver medal (for students at all NSW schools). With several projects already offered to him, he formed a partnership with Ian McKay in 1963 that won two NSW RAIA Sulman Awards, then set up his own practice, Philip Cox and Associates in 1967. In 1972, he gained a Diploma in Town and Country Planning from the University of Sydney.He later took on another partner, Howard Tanner as of Cox Tanner 197X-1979, Cox has led his firms to numerous prestigious projects and awards in Australia and internationally. His firm collaborated several times with John Andrews International and frequently with Peddle Thorp & Walker. Since the 1970s, Cox’s variously named firms have developed diverse designs for medium-density and public housing, restorations and adaptive reuses of historic buildings, houses, courts, tertiary buildings, campus precincts, tourist resorts, civic centres, health facilities and stadia (especially stadia in Asian cities). Cox has been an Adjunct Professor of Architecture at the University of NSW since 199X. He received the Order of Australia in 1988, honorary fellowship of the American Institute of Architects in 1987, Life Fellowship of the RAIA in 1987, the RAIA Gold Medal in 1984, and the Commonwealth Association of Architects Robert Matthews Medal in 1983. He is also a painter and art collector. In 2000, he received an honorary doctorate of science from the In 2004, he was also a member of the international advisory committee for the National University of Singapore, and a member of the international advisory board to the Urban Redevelopment Authority of Singapore.
—Cox Group. 2004. Curriculum vitae for Philip Cox.
—Dobney, Stephen (ed.). 1994. The Master Architects Series: Cox Architects. Mulgrave, Vic: The Images Publishing Group.
RAIA Editorial Committee. 1984. Australian Architects: Philip Cox. Canberra: RAIA.
Note: These notes were researched in 2005 and require elaboration and updating.


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