Philip Plowright, R.A., ASA, IPrA, DRS
Philip Plowright is currently an Associate Professor of Architectural Design and History/Theory at Lawrence Technological University in Southfield, Michigan, USA; a registered architect in Michigan; a founding member of the synchRG research group; principal of the design research practice rlab.a; and an at-large Director for the Architectural Research Centers Consortium (ARCC). He holds degrees in studio art, art history and architecture from the University of Guelph and the University of British Columbia, Canada. His research is focused around issues of meaning in design and includes explorations in architectural theory, design methodology, cognitive science and judgment/decision theory. The shared interest in these knowledge categories serves notions of quality in architecture and the application of conceptual frameworks into application. His upcoming book, Architectural Design Methodologies: Applying Thinking Frameworks to Practice Strategies, will be published by Routledge in early 2014.