Architecture + Landscape Design


Located in the heart of Oakland's Rockridge district, InsideOut Design, Inc. is a partnership between architects and landscape architects which seeks to discover the seamless, symbiotic relationship of indoor and outdoor space, and the common ground between them.

We believe this concept exemplifies the best of what California living has to offer, with an added 21st century focus on sustainability. We offer architecture, landscape and interior design services, as well as arborist reports, and have completed projects throughout the greater Bay Area.


We offer architecture, landscape design, and arborist reports, throughout the greater Bay Area.




Julianna Fecskés Phillips


Julianna Fecskés Phillips is the Architecture Principal of InsideOut Design, with nearly 25 years of experience designing residential, educational and commercial projects. Her practice is cross-disciplinary, in the fields of architecture, landscape and art, and the conceptual relationship between them.

She is also a LEED accredited design professional and is dedicated to seeking sustainable, green solutions whenever possible.

Prior to forming InsideOut Design with Penn Phillips in 2003, Julianna gained valuable design experience at Frank Gehry Associates, and Behnisch + Partner of Stuttgart, Germany. As an artist, Julianna has been painting and doing installation work for most of her career as well, showing at various select galleries in the Bay Area.

Julianna has taught in Architecture at Harvard University and in Interior Design and Architecture at the California College of the Arts from 1999 - 2006. She holds a BA in Architecture from UC Berkeley, a Masters in Architecture from Harvard University, and studied art at the Art Students League of NY, and at CCA and SFAI. She is the recipient of the Skidmore Owings & Merrill Architectural Traveling Fellowship, and completed an architectural tour around the world. Her architectural work has been published in the San Francisco Chronicle Magazine, and in San Francisco Modern from Chronicle Books.

You can reach Julianna at:

Penn Phillips


Penn Phillips is the Landscape Design Principal at InsideOut Design, and consistently approaches each project as a unique design with its own set of criteria, aesthetics and challenges. His diverse background includes not only extensive residential landscape projects, but regional planning, urban design, mixed-use land planning, multi-family housing, recreational sports fields, resort design, and participation in LEED certified projects throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. He has substantial experience in many specialized landscapes, from vegetated roof decks, to urban and suburban creek restoration design.

Penn holds a professional degree in Urban Planning, with an emphasis in Landscape Architecture, from Arizona State University. Post baccalaureate studies include a residency at the University of Wageningen in the Netherlands. He has served on the San Ramon Design Review Board and is a member of SPUR in San Francisco. Penn currently serves as the Landscape Consultant and City Arborist for the City of Lafayette, and reviews proposed development in landscape-sensitive sites. He is a registered Landscape Architect in California and Arizona, and is member of the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) and the local Western Chapter to the ISA.

Penn lends his expertise in providing ‘green’ or ‘best management practices’ to every project. He often advocates the use of appropriate, drought tolerant vegetation with an emphasis placed on native plants.

Penn may be contacted for on-site consultation at:


“Inside Out Design is awesome! My husband and I were lucky to get connected with Penn Phillips, an amazing Landscape Architect. He worked with us to put together a plan for our dream yard. He’s patient, has a great eye for detail and creatively designed for our space on hillside—not easy! We’re working with him again for a new project and can’t wait to get started! Thanks, Penn! You are the best!”

– E. Kearney, Oakland, CA

“Penn and Julianna designed a “kid friendly” backyard that flowed from the family room onto a patio and into the play area. We live in the Oakland hills on a very steep, terraced lot—not kid friendly at all. But Inside Out was very collaborative and creative in the design process, and many years later, everything has held up well, kept its design integrity, and the kids and their friends (and the dog and all of us) still love and use the space. A job well done!”

– Jeremy W., Oakland, CA


“When my wife told me she had been searching, without success, for a designer to help with the remodeling of our second floor,  I recommended Inside Out Design on the basis of seeing Julianna hard at work in her office each morning while on my daily walk. She turned out to be the perfect person to steer our project to completion. Julianna is extremely easy to work with—deliberative, bright and innovative. Her taste and good judgement helped us avoid the many delays, disappointments and pitfalls that usually accompany a major remodeling. She consistently seemed to be a step ahead of the next potential problem and immediately made herself available every time we felt in need of her wise counsel. In short, my wife and I couldn’t be more pleased and we recommend her work without qualification or reservation!”

– Michael G., Oakland, CA

“My husband and I hired Inside Out Design to come up with designs for the back yard of our new home. After interviewing us for our preferences, Penn delivered five very interesting designs which required little maintenance on our part. The yard is now five years old and we’re thrilled with it. He was very prompt, knowledge and creative. We highly recommend him.”

– Linda F., Richmond Point, CA



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