Portrait of a GFFer: Philip Colwell

Meet Philip Colwell.  Philip is a native Texan, born in Fort Worth and a graduate of Texas A&M with a bachelor’s degree in Urban and Regional Science. Following his undergraduate, Philip received his Master in Architecture from the University of Texas at Arlington. He and his wife Stephanie have a 20 month year old daughter named Evaline and an adopted Jack Russell Terrier named Sadie.  Although he and his wife are both natives of Fort Worth and pursuing architectural licenses – they are a house divided as Stephanie is a Jayhawk, not an Aggie! They recently moved to back southwest Fort Worth and love spending time with their families and spending weekends with their daughter and dog!

  1. Just started with GFF Fort Worth (July 2017 – wow, time flies!)
  2. My work experience has primarily been in senior living, plus student housing and high-end residential
  3. Currently pursuing licensure, 3 exams left
  4. Lifelong fan of the Texas Rangers, Dallas Stars, Dallas Mavericks, Dallas Cowboys and Texas A&M football!
  5. Supporter of Engineering Ministries International (EMI)
  6. Former baseball and hockey player
  7. Studied Abroad in Barcelona for 5 weeks while at A&M, visited Rome and Ribes, France (stayed and hiked in the Pyrenees Mountains)
  8. Broke my right arm playing street hockey as a kid, still do not have full extension to this day
  9. Go pheasant hunting in Kansas every year in November with my Father-in-Law
  10. Visited GFF while in high school and met with Daniel Vaughn (now BBQ connoisseur), and he gave me a tour of an “architect’s office” for me to learn and experience; my dream was to work there some day.