Philip Plowright is an Associate Professor of Architecture (Design, Theory and History) at Lawrence Technological University in Southfield, Michigan, USA; a registered architect in Michigan; a founding member of the synchRG systems-based think tank; an at-large Director for the Architectural Research Centers Consortium (ARCC); and Managing Editor of Enquiry/The ARCC Journal of Architectural Research. He holds degrees in studio art, art history and architecture from the University of Guelph and the University of British Columbia, Canada. His research centers around issues of meaning, interpretation and knowledge transfer in socio-formal environments. The interdisciplinary focus engages architectural theory, design methodology, cognitive science (linguistics, psychology & anthropology), framing and judgment/decision theory. His upcoming book, Revealing Architectural Design: Methods, Frameworks & Tools, will be published by Routledge in early 2014.