Phil Tobey


"I can't ever remember wanting to be anything other than architect."

Phil brings a military precision to his 40-year career in healthcare architecture. "I like getting things done, for clients and firms," he states simply. Prior to private practice, Phil served as an Officer with the U.S. Air Force's Office of the Surgeon General; since then, he has focused much of his career on military health, designing for every branch of the U.S. military and the Department of Veterans Affairs. One of his signature achievements surely is the Center for the Intrepid, the world's most advanced rehabilitation center for soldiers recovering from severe burns and amputations, and the National Intrepid Center of Excellence, for veterans suffering from traumatic brain injury. The architect in him is drawn to buildings like Gaudi's La Sagrada Familia in Barcelona. "Extraordinary vision, incredibly complex execution, an inspirational experience," he says. Along with serving on several notable boards, Phil has a hidden skill: serving as an auctioneer for fundraising events.

Federal/Military Health, Rehabilitation Facilities

Appointed to Independent Review Panel on Military Medical Construction Standards (2014); Urbahn Medal for Preeminence in Architecture, Society of American Military Engineers (2013); Appointed to Virginia Health Systems Agency Board (2012); Appointed to U.S. Defense Health Board (2009); American College of Healthcare Architects, Council of Fellows (2000); American Institute of Architects, College of Fellows (1998)

Professional Credentials
American College of Healthcare Architects, Fellow (FACHA), American Institute of Architects, Fellow (FAIA)

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Community Involvement

Phil has been master of ceremonies for the " Best of Reston" gala for the past 12 years. Named the "Voice of Reston (Virginia)," he has helped raise more than $2.5 million for Reston Interfaith and the Chamber of Commerce.

Community Involvement