college of architecture + design philip plowright


Philip Plowright, RA

Professor, College of Architecture and Design

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Office: ARCH A152


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.