Thomas Fisher

Director of the Minnesota Design Center

Thomas Fisher is the Director of the Minnesota Design Center and the Dayton Hudson Chair in Urban Design in the School of Architecture in the Department of Design.

Fisher was recognized in 2005 as the fifth most published writer about architecture in the United States. He has written 9 books, over 50 book chapters or introductions, and over 400 articles in professional journals and major publications. He was named a top-25 design educator four times by Design Intelligence and has lectured at 36 universities and over 150 professional and public meetings. He has written extensively about architectural design, practice, and ethics. His newest book, Designing our Way to a Better World (Minnesota) will come out in Spring 2016, and he is working on a book on “On-Demand Cities.”

Thomas Fisher is a graduate of Cornell University in architecture and Case Western Reserve University in intellectual history and was previously the Editorial Director of Progressive Architecture magazine.

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