Kenneth Allen

Company: Allen + Philp Architects/Interiors

Position: President

Mission Statement

Allen + Philp Architects focuses on the hospitality industry with projects that encompass destination resorts, hotels, casinos, signature, golf and country clubs, conference centers, specialty, vacation ownership, and resort residential - we have been recognized with over thirty-five design awards for our work. Additionally, we are known for our specialized skill in the area of mixed-use design as many of our projects encompass other uses in conjunction with hospitality elements - specialty retail, entertainment, high-density residential, and office. Our approach is market and project-specific and respects our client's vision, development priorities, and financial goals.

Geographic Areas

USA, Spain, Canada, Mexico, Puerto Rico, China, Croatia, Bermuda, Bahamas


Allen + Philp Architects services include planning, programming, concept delineation, theming, design, entitlements, construction documentation, project and program management, interior architecture,quality assurance and construction phase coordination.

Professional Memberships

American Institute of Architects (AIA), Urban Land Institute (ULI), American Resort Development, Association (ARDA) National Council of Architecture Registration Boards (NCARB)

Articles and Publications

Mr. Allen has served his profession, and the community, by serving on numerous boards and commissions, including being a founding member of the Redevelopment Board of the City of Scottsdale. He was appointed to the Arizona State Board of Technical Registration, has been a Guest Design Critic in the College of Architecture at Arizona State University, and is a featured speaker at development and design industry conferences and seminars.

Representative List of Clients

Busch Entertainment; Starwood; Fairmont Hotels and Resorts; Marriott Vacation Club International; Westin; Salobre Hotels S.A.; Willowbend Development; Westroc Hospitality; Ritz Carlton; Buena Vista Hospitality; KSL Recreation; Marriott International; Peabody Hotel Group; Equitable Real Estate; Cambria Entertainment; London Clubs International; Desert Troon Companies; Canadian Pacific Hotels; Patriot American; Aladdin Gaming; Deer Valley Resort / Royal Street Land; PGA; Grayhawk Development; MetLife; Suncor Development


College of Architecture, Arizona State University

Past Experience

Founding Partner (1976) and President, Allen + Philp Architects