Professor Philip Sutton Cox AO
Independent Non-Executive Director
Member of ESOS Committee

Professor Philip Sutton Cox was appointed to the Board of UEM Sunrise Berhad on 14 June 2012. Professor Cox graduated from Sydney University with honours in architecture in 1962. He was a Royal Australian Institute of Architects (“RAIA”) silver medallist and was awarded the NSW Board of Architects Travelling Scholarship. He graduated from Sydney University with a diploma in Town & Country Planning in 1972. He is a Professor of Architecture at the University of New South Wales and in 2000 received an Honorary Doctorate of Science.

He has received numerous awards in recognition of his contribution to architecture, including the RAIA Gold Medal in 1984, Life Fellowship to the RAIA in 1987 and Honorary Fellowship of the American Institute of Architects in the same year. In 1988 he was awarded the Order of Australia for services to architecture. In 1993 he received the inaugural award for Sport and Architecture from the International Olympic Committee, and was elected a Fellow of the Royal College of Humanities. Professor Cox has published nine books on the history of Australia’s towns and buildings. He is a fellow of The American Institute of Architects and a fellow of The Australian Academy of the Humanities.

Professor Cox is the founding partner of Cox Architecture Pty Ltd. He commenced practice with Ian McKay in 1963 and formed his own firm, Philip Cox and Associates in 1964. The firm has grown to become Cox Architecture with 400 personnel. In July 2015, he resigned as a Director of Cox Architecture and no longer has any financial interest in the firm. He is now a consultant to the practice undertaking a design and advisory role in specific international projects. He is extensively involved in projects in Malaysia, Singapore, China, India and Australia.

His professional experiences in Malaysia include, among others, Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre Project and Traders Hotel. He has worked with the UEM Group previously on the Master Planning of the Second Crossing and the earlier proposals for Iskandar.