Francis Crick. A name we're all familiar with for his work with DNA. In keeping with the spirit of the architectonic, Crick has branched out beyond his original field of study. Crick has done some amazing work in other fields since his famous work with Watson in the 50's. Most recently, Crick has begun to address the current hot topic in science: consciousness.
Though Crick may or may not make earth-shattering observations in his book, The Astonishing Hypothesis, he at least makes a concise, cogent presentation of the science of consciousness as it stands now.