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Philip Plowright, RA

Professor, College of Architecture and Design

[ pplowrigh@ltu.edu ]

Office: ARCH A152

Philip Plowright 

Philip Plowright is an Associate Professor of Architecture (Design, Theory and History), a registered architect, a founding member of the synchRG systems-based think tank, and Editor-in-Chief 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. He is currently pursuing advanced research in cognitive linguistics at the Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha, Spain. His research centers around issues of process, meaning, interpretation and knowledge transfer between people and environments. His most recent book, Revealing Architectural Design: Methods, Frameworks & Tools, was published by Routledge in 2014, followed by chapters on theoretical issues of wilderness and sustainable architecture in Architecture and Sustainability: Critical Perspectives (ACCO, Belgium) and Sustainability and the City: Urban Poetics and Politics (Lexington Books). He is currently Co-Chair of the Design Research Society’s design epistemology research group.

 
 

Philip Plowright, R.A., ASA, IPrA,DRS 

Philip Plowright

Associate Professor

 

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. 

 

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