Phil Engelke

Phil Engelke

Before starting his own firm, Phil Engelke was a Vice President of RTKL, an international architecture and engineering firm. During his 30-year tenure, RTKL grew from a regionally-based practice to one of the largest design firms in the world, with projects in over 40 countries.

Phil Engelke
New York City

Plaza Las Americas

Merit Award
Plaza Las Americas, RTKL Associates

Located in the Hato Rey district of San Juan, Plaza Las Americas shopping center has recently undergone a $210 million renovation and expansion. The design blends the climate, culture, heritage, and plants and flowers of the region into an array of tropical sights, sounds, and experiences in the form of several themed courts. These unique themed environments include a tropical rainforest, flora, fauna, stars, rain, and the arrival of Christopher Columbus.

RTKL Associates

Bond Street Wharf

Merit Award
Bond Street Wharf, Struever Bros., Eccles & Rouse, RTKL Associates, ID8 of RTKL

Fells Point, one of Baltimore's oldest neighborhoods, began as a bustling shipbuilding and shipping center in colonial America and is today experiencing a revival. The area retains its charm with cobblestone streets, old saloons, and countless boats – many still carrying goods to harbor-side warehouses such as Bond Street Wharf, a structure recently rebuilt after it was burned down for the movie Avalon.

ID8 of RTKL

Zubiarte

Merit Award
Zubiarte, Sonae Sierra, ID8 Studio/RTKL

Zubiarte is an international retail attraction hewn from design elements that are unique to Bilbao, Spain. The city's industrial heritage is clearly referenced through the building's use of stone and brick materials, complemented by numerous steel accent elements.

ID8 Studio/RTKL
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