Ralph Knowles

Ralph Knowles

Ralph Knowles has a had a long and distinguished career in architecture, both academically as a professor and researcher, and professionally as a policy and design consultant. He has an MA in Architecture from MIT, held academic posts at Auburn, Hawaii, and USC, and is currently an Emeritus at USC.
Ritual House

Ritual House

Drawing on Nature's Rhythms for Architecture and Urban Design

The houses we dwell in, the cities surrounding our houses, even the clothes we wear—these are all shelters we erect against the elements. They are also the embodiment of intuitive rituals, individual and cultural responses to nature’s rhythms.