Richard Francis-Jones was born in 1960 in Hertfordshire, England and is a highly awarded Australian architect. He is the design director of the Multidisciplinary design practice Francis-Jones Morehen Thorp (FJMT). 

He is a Life Fellow of the Australian Institute of Architects, an honorary fellow of the American Institute of Architects and a Member of the Royal Institute of British Architects.

His first book, Truth and Lies in Architecture is a collection of provocative essays that journey into the vexed circumstance of contemporary architectural practice.

The book looks at the nature of the great cultural, social, political, environmental, and consumerist challenges facing the contemporary architect are explored, interpreted, and questioned, while drawing connections from architecture theory, philosophy, science, literature, and film sources in an attempt to negotiate the territory between the truth and lies found in architecture.

It is both controversial and educational and a book well worth reading.

If you only read 1 book on architecture this year, let it be Truth and Lies in Architecture by Richard Francis-Jones .