Philip Bean, AIA
President, Foodservice Design Associates
Phil is the president of Foodservice Design Associates (FDA), a division of RealFood since 2021. As the original founder of FDA and licensed architect in multiple states, Phil brings an in-depth understanding of the architectural and engineering elements of commercial design projects and the ability to effectively coordinate with all members of a design team. This lends an incredible capacity to offer increased value to both FDA and RealFood clients.
Since 1990, Phil’s work at FDA has encompassed many areas of foodservice, including new, prototype and renovation work in private and public schools; fellowship halls; assisted living and medical facilities; cafeterias and food courts for major corporations and government facilities; as well as hotels, restaurants, and theme parks.
Among other degrees and training, Phil holds a bachelor’s in architecture from Syracuse University, and he completed postgraduate studies in foodservice management and culinary arts at Cornell University’s Statler School of Hotel and Restaurant Administration.