Alumni Spotlight: Rick Fox

Rick Fox, MA in Philosophy ’09

Rick is a licensed Architect who practices community-based, socially-mindful architecture with his wife of 29 years, also an architect. He earned an MA in Philosophy from CSULB in 2009, graduating summa cum laude, with a thesis focused on the interpretive philosophy of Michael Krausz. Rick is the first person in the field of architectural aesthetics to develop an interpretive taxonomy that decouples specific interpretive ideals from ontological theories about architectural works. Two of his articles have been published in the journal Architecture Philosophy. Since 2010 he has been a Professor of Design in the Masters of Interior Architecture program at Interior Designers Institute (Newport Beach, CA). His current research interests focus on the intersection of architecture, philosophy, and film.