Philip Graus


Philip Graus is a Director of COX and leads urban planning and residential projects in Australia and overseas. He is highly skilled in managing multidisciplinary teams. Philip holds degrees in Architecture and Urban and Regional Planning, as well as a Master of Architecture from the University of Pennsylvania.

Significant projects include the award-winning Quadrant off Broadway high-density mixed-use development (NSW Urban Taskforce Residential Development Excellence Award), the Sydney 2000 Olympic Village Master Plan and Design Guidelines, and new Graduate College at St Pauls College at the University of Sydney.

He has overseen major urban planning projects including the New Parramatta Road Urban Renewal, Growth Centres plans which include rail stations, multiple town and local centres, as well as housing for over 60,000 residents. Major housing projects include Putney Hill at Ryde which will accommodate 800 dwellings in an existing urban infill site.

In 2014 Philip was appointed inaugural Conjoint Professor of Built Environment at the UNSW, working with the City Futures team to engage the Faculty more closely with the profession and industry.

Philip received the NSW Board of Architects Byera Hadley Award, a Kohn Pederson Fox Fellowship and was a Fulbright Scholar. He has lectured widely on urban planning and housing issues and is a member of the UDIA Urban Renewal Committee and is alternate chair of the PIA NSW Urban Design Chapter, as well as being a member of the Australian Institute of Architecture Built Environment Committee. He published a book on Australian Housing with Philip Cox and Bob Meyer in 2011.


  • BArch(Hons1), MArch, FAIA, MPIA