Thomas Fisher

Thomas Fisher, Assoc. AIA, is a professor in the School of Architecture and dean of the College of Design at the University of Minnesota. He was recognized in 2005 as the fifth most published writer about architecture in the U.S., having written more than 50 book chapters or introductions and more than 350 articles in professional journals and major publications. His books include In the Scheme of Things: Alternative Thinking on the Practice of Architecture (2006), Architectural Design and Ethics: Tools for Survival (2008), and Designing to Avoid Disaster: The Nature of Fracture-Critical Design (2012).

Thomas Fisher's Posts

Ant Farm's Ruin of the Century Ant Farm's Ruin of the Century

Winner of a 1973 PA Award, the House of the Century epitomized 1960s counterculture architecture and anticipated the current interest in parametric and sustainable design. Read more

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A Waterfront to Watch A Waterfront to Watch

Peter Rose’s urban design for the port of Montreal mixes public access with a working waterfront. Read more

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Power Play Power Play

Skate where the puck is going to be. Read more

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Award: Chile House Award: Chile House

Penco, Chile / Johnston Marklee Read more

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