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
ARCHITECT - PRINCIPAL
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.
LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT - PRINCIPAL
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: penn@AboutInsideOut.com