Philip L. Laird, FAIA, LEED AP

As the President of the firm, Philip works to uphold ARC’s high level of client satisfaction and design excellence. Throughout his thirty years at ARC, he has been primarily involved with college, university and school work nationwide. Philip has led teams on the planning, design and construction of academic, athletic and wellness facilities, residence halls, libraries and theatre/studio arts centers.


University of Colorado, Bachelor of Environmental Design


US Green Building Council, LEED Accredited Professional BD+C


Massachusetts Certified Public Purchasing Official


American Institute of Architects

American Institute of Architects, Committee on Design Advisory Group, 2010-present, Chair - 2016

Boston Society of Architects

National Association of Independent Schools

Boston Chamber of Commerce

The Trustees of Reservations, Advisory Council & Corporate Trustee

St. Paul’s School, Trustee and Chair, Grounds and Building Committee, 2006-2015

Shady Hill School, Building and Grounds Committee 1992-2002