Philip Fowler has over thirty years of rich architectural and interior design experience, both abroad and in India. He was for seven years Senior Architect for the world renowned Sri Lankan architect Geoffrey Bawa and was in charge of number of major projects particularly resort hotels and institutional projects and many of these have been widely featured in international journals He has worked on prestigious projects such as The New Sri Lankan Parliamentary Complex, The Presidential Secretariat, The British Council Head Quarters, and was also in charge of all Hotels, Resorts and Interior Design Projects. These have been extensively featured in many international journals, and have won several international awards. He returned to India in 1987 and joined the leading Architect of Coimbatore, Mr.T.S.Ramani Sankar as a Partner. The firm established over 40 years ago, is one of the leading firms in the south and are consultants for major corporate groups and institutions with works designed across the country. In November, 2006 he joined the firm, Mini M Fowler as a Partner to meet new architectural challenges in her expanding practice. He is also the Past Chairman of the Board of Governors of Stanes Anglo-Indian School, Coimbatore and Past Chairman and member of the Board of Governors of the Laidlaw Memorial School, Ketti, Director of GEM-TELERGON SWITCHGEARS (an Indo-Spanish Co.,) and Director of Compass-Impex Pvt. Ltd., He was a past Chairman of the Indian Institute of Architects, Coimbatore Centre. He has been a visiting examiner for several architectural schools and has been the advisor for Architecture and Urban design for INTACH - Coimbatore Centre for over 20 years. He is a keen conservationist and completed the listing of the major heritage buildings of Coimbatore for INTACH in 1987 and was instrumental in saving the Victoria Town Hall (now restored) from destruction.
”If Architecture has to concentrate its efforts on symbolising a way of life and the public realm, then it’s in a bit of a fix when these things lose their credibility. There is nothing much the architect can do but protest as a citizen by designing dissenting buildings that express the complex situation. To do that an architect has to make use of the language of the local culture; otherwise the message falls on deaf ears…”
— Philip R. J. Fowler