Phil Purifoy


Phil Purifoy, AIA Principal

A Texarkana, Arkansas native, Phil Purifoy is a University of Arkansas graduate who has been a principal in Fennell Purifoy since 1993. Working summers in construction provided an instructive background for Phil in pursuing his architectural studies, which included a semester at Harvard University. Phil worked for firms in Little Rock and Washington D.C., compiling an impressive resume managing complex projects, before joining FPA.

Phil’s responsibilities include leadership in design and project management. Among the award-winning projects for which Phil has served as Principal Architect are Maumelle Public Library, the Dee Brown Library, Arkansas Public Transit Safety and Resource Center, and the Arkansas State Veterans Cemetery at Birdeye.

Phil served as President of the AIA Arkansas Chapter in 2001, and was the 2003 recipient of the Dick Savage Memorial Award presented by the Arkansas Chapter of the American Institute of Architects for outstanding service to the chapter and the profession. He currently serves on the AIA Arkansas Legislative Committee.

Phil enjoys fly fishing, hiking, cycling, and camping with family and friends.