Dan Phillips, GATEway Project Manager, Royal College of Art

dan-phillipsDan Phillips is a designer and engineer with thirty years’ experience in the development of innovative environments, products and services.

He studied at Imperial College and Cambridge University and is currently managing research at the Royal College of Art, developing a health service with Chelsea and Westminster Hospital and a freelance design consultant.

His area of interest is the need to align community and organisational innovation with a commitment to equitable and sustainable development.

At the RCA, he manages GATEway, a major research project which aims to understand and overcome the technical, legal and societal challenges of implementing automated vehicles in an urban environment.
Previously, he was director for sustainability at Buro Happold, ran his own design and innovation practice, the SEA, and worked at Arup as an engineer on a number of built environment projects in the UK and Africa.
He has also authored a book on eco-friendly homes that’s been published in the UK, USA and France.