Foundation Headquarters

Dr. Phillips Charitable Foundation

The new headquarters for the Dr. Phillips Charitable Foundation is profoundly inspired by its founder, Dr. P. Phillips. His mission to “help others help themselves” and improve lives in Central Florida influences the space, reflecting his philanthropic spirit. Elements reminiscent of his family’s citrus empire and commitment to the community are incorporated, fostering collaboration and community engagement. The design stands as a living tribute to his enduring legacy and dedication to empowering lives in the region.

The Mediterranean style of architecture is reflected in the design of the Dr. Phillips Charitable Foundation Headquarters. Warm colors, arched doorways, and courtyards create a welcoming and inviting atmosphere.
“Schenkel Shultz thoroughly researched the architectural style we envisioned, and then, applying their own creativity to the task, designed a building that uniquely features elements from our past and incorporated an understated elegance reflective of the organization.”
Robert L. Mellon, III, President of Dr. Phillips Charities
A large, centralized courtyard exhibits architectural references to the foundation’s history through colonnades, arcades, vine-covered trellises and terraces.
The works of Addison Mizner were studied to inspire the design of the massing, material proportions, colors and textures of this Mediterranean-inspired building.
The project was designed specifically with two distinct zones: the administration wing and the community wing. The administration wing houses the foundation's staff and operations, while the community wing is designed to be a hub for collaboration and community engagement. The administration wing includes primarily offices and conference rooms. The community wing includes a theater, a gallery, and a number of meeting and event spaces. The building is also home to several public art installations, which rotate and are designed to inspire the community.


  • 2011 Office Development of the Year, NAIOP, Central Florida Chapter