Meet the
Principals

Kenneth Allen

Kenneth L. Allen AIA, ISHC is president and a Founding Partner of Allen + Philp Architects. He is responsible for new business development, programming and feasibility overview, presentations and entitlement packaging. He serves as business manager for the firm and takes on leadership and senior management roles on select commissions.

  • Arizona State University College of Architecture
  • National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB)
  • American Institute of Architects (AIA)
  • International Society of Hospitality Consultants (ISHC)
  • Urban Land Institute (ULI)
  • Arizona State Board of Technical Registration
  • City of Scottsdale Development Review Board
  • City of Scottsdale Redevelopment Board
  • Guest Lecturer and Critic at Arizona State University College of Architecture

Mark Philp

Mark A. Philp, AIA is a Founding Partner of Allen + Philp Architects. As Design Partner, Mark focuses on defining the design philosophy and direction for the firm. His responsibilities include research and ensuring building typology familiarity, materials and systems. He guides the design team through projects by listening, interpreting, providing direction and leading the design effort to craft the exterior and interior architecture of a project.

  • Arizona State University College of Architecture
  • National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB)
  • American Institute of Architects (AIA)
  • Guest Lecturer and Critic at Arizona State University College of Architecture
  • Has led the Firm in securing over 50 Awards for Design Excellence

Dino Ortis

Dino Ortis is a Partner at Allen + Philp Architects. He is the Director of Operations for the Firm and has more than 30 years of experience in the design industry. He utilizes his extensive management skills to oversee the firm’s operations, is responsible for staffing, manages project timelines and recruits talented team members that complement the creative vision and atmosphere of the firm. Dino is that rare individual that combines design sensitivity, client awareness, operational strength and managerial know-how with exemplary communication skills – he is a highly valued contributor to the success of the Firm.

Matthew Kosednar

Matthew Kosednar is a Senior Architect and Partner at Allen + Philp Architects. Matt’s major project experience, versatility and, importantly, his ability to communicate with and relate to clients, contractors and consultants, make him an invaluable asset to the firm. His strategic thinking as well as decision-making skills benefit the entire project team ensuring that projects are delivered on schedule and on budget.

  • University of Kansas School of Architecture, Design & Planning
  • National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB)
  • Adjunct Professor Arizona State University
  • Guest Critic at Arizona State University School of Interior Design

Michael Marcoux

Partner and Senior Project Designer Michael Marcoux, AIA has a long working relationship with Allen+Philp dating back to 2006. Michael has 25 years of experience and holds a Bachelor’s in Architecture from Syracuse University. Michael’s unique design talents can be seen across a diverse list of A+P projects including Warm Springs Ranch in Ketchum Idaho, Mesa Hotel & Residences, and has recently designed a new Canopy Hotel at ASU in Tempe Arizona.