college of architecture + design philip plowright


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

Associate Professor, College of Architecture and Design

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Office: ARCH A152

Philip Plowright is currently 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 thinktank; Principal of the design research practice rlab.a; 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 and is pursuing advanced research in Cognitive Linguistics at the Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha, Spain. His research revolves around issues of meaning and process in design and includes explorations in architectural theory, design methodology, cognitive linguistics, cultural framing and judgment/decision theory. His most recent book, Revealing Architectural Design: Methods, Frameworks & Tools, was published by Routledge in January, 2014.

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