CPA, CGA, Principal, Finance and Operations
Phyllis Crawford is the Director of Finance for KPMB Architects and contributes expertise in the areas of finance, consolidations, business process engineering, risk management, budgeting and forecasting. In 2016 she was appointed a principal of the studio.
As KPMB’s Director of Finance since 2008, Phyllis has been essential to the sustainability and exponential evolution of KPMB as a premiere North American practice. She has led significant new systems and best practices in the areas of finance, risk mitigation, and knowledge transfer. Initiatives include a new accounting system, the development of internal reporting, contract negotiations, and risk management strategies. These have had a direct impact on KPMB’s ability to attract and retain high-calibre clients which range from global organizations such as Oxford Properties, Brookfield Properties, and the Aga Khan Foundation of Canada to some of America’s leading educators, including Princeton, Northwestern, and the University of Pennsylvania. In addition, her expertise extends to projects designed and delivered within the framework of the P3 delivery model, such as the Pan/Parapan American Games Athletes’ Village for the 2015 Games in Toronto.
Prior to joining KPMB, Phyllis held positions in both the AEC and corporate sectors ranging from the IBI Group, Brisbin Brook Beynon Architects, Ingersoll Rand, Amec and 20th Century Fox.