Mary E. Phillips


Mary brings her passion for sustainability to each project, along with her talent for identifying and analyzing a community’s unique character. Mary is a senior designer and planner for Dickinson + Partners, and brings experience as a CAD and program designer, as well as crafting alternative development scenarios for Arvada, Colorado; Fort Lauderdale, Florida and Raleigh, and North Carolina at Winter & Company.

Recently, Mary has been integral in the design and planning of the Cave Springs Rehabilitation Center, Virginia School for the Deaf and the Blind, and Ohio School for the Deaf.

She is also drafting design guidelines for sustainability in the historic districts of Boise, Idaho as well as design guidelines for Sausalito,   California and Mackinac Island, Michigan.

Mary’s recently completed projects include a Voluntary Residential Design Guidelines Handbook and Residential Zoning Update for Winnetka, Illinois and Design Guidelines and Draft Standards for Ketchum, Idaho. Both projects are based on existing conditions analysis and development alternatives modeling. Her accomplishments also include an evaluation of the preservation system in Fort Collins, Colorado and preservations plan for Tulsa, Oklahoma and Excelsior Springs, Missouri. Mary also authored the Town of Parker, Colorado’s Strategic Plan for Historic Preservation.

Mary has spoken on Historic Preservation and Sustainability at conferences held by NTHP (National Trust for Historic Preservation), Colorado Preservation, Inc. , California Preservation Foundation, Colorado APA (American Planning Association) and the National Mainstreet Conferences.