Phill Howat

Design & Special Build

Phill came to DARKHORSE Special Build and Design team after working for Matter Architects for five years and tutoring Construction at Unitec Institute of Technology.

Before heading into the workforce, Phill gained his diploma in Architectural Technologies and then went on to complete a Bachelors and a Masters in Architecture at Unitec. While at Unitec Phil enjoyed the hands-on design-build projects that were on offer.

As a Graduate Architect at Matter Architects, Phill was involved in a variety of projects from small residential renovations, to large Multi-Dwelling developments. Here he enjoyed the interaction with clients and finding innovative design solutions, achieved through a working methodology of collaboration.

Waterpolo has been a major part of Phill’s life. Playing for over 20 years, he has Represent NZ on an international stage, while also coaching national age group teams.