Phillip J. Greene
Phillip J. Greene, Raytown High School, Class of 1950
Phillip J. Greene has imagination and artistic skills, evident in his architectural projects, which make him an exciting and welcome entrant into this year’s Hall of Fame class. The 1950 Raytown High School graduate retired from architecture in 2002 after working for such diverse entities as the United States Air Force, the ISM Corporation, Anheuser Busch Companies, and the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana.
Most of Greene’s recent projects have been in theme park development and design. Greene participated in the master planning and design of the Universal Studios/Florida theme park in Orlando and in planning or designing many of the facilities in Anheuser Busch’s Sea World properties and Busch Gardens.
Greene’s work in architecture led him to California, Florida, Texas and Virginia, and to Spain, Brazil, China and the Amazon. He also lived in Johannesburg, South Africa while his wife was on assignment and there enjoyed his life-long hobby of painting.
After graduating from Raytown High School, Greene received his Bachelors degree from the University of Kansas, followed by two Masters degrees from the University of Illinois. Greene has also served in the National Guard and the United States Army. Greene attributes having been a part of a cohesive and distinguished class at Raytown High with helping him become an exceptional professional. We welcome him to Raytown’s Hall of Fame.