Michael Tawa is an architect and Professor of Architecture at the University of Sydney, Australia. Between 2006 and 2009 he was Professor of Architectural Design at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne, UK. He has practiced and taught architecture in Alice Springs, Adelaide and Sydney. His previous book, published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing was Agencies of the Frame: Tectonic Strategies in Cinema and Architecture (2010). Current projects include the web-based Design Lexicon and research on the concepts of emergence and translation in architectural design.