Talking Books:
Ethics for Architects


Talking Books: Ethics for Architects, 50 Dilemmas of Professional Practice
Thomas Fisher

Thursday, July 28, 2011
7:00 p.m.
McNally Jackson Books
52 Prince St.
1.0 CEUs

Join Thomas Fisher for an interactive discussion exploring some of the ethical dilemmas of architectural practice in celebration of his recently published book, Ethics for Architects, 50 Dilemmas of Professional Practice (Princeton Architectural Press).

Architects spend a lot of time addressing the logics and aesthetics of buildings, and much less time dealing with ethical dilemmas that arise in the process of making architecture. The book examines 50 cases studies. The ideas explored in this book expand upon those first developed in Fisher’s 2008 book Architectural Design and Ethics, Tools for Survival (The Architectural Press), offering a framework within which architects might make better decisions when confronted with the conflicts that often arise in practice.

Thomas Fisher is a Professor and Dean of the College of Design at the University of Minnesota. Educated at Cornell University in architecture and Case Western Reserve University in intellectual history, he previously served as the Editorial Director of Progressive Architecture magazine. He has lectured or juried at over 40 schools and 60 professional societies, and has published 35 book chapters or introductions and over 250 articles. He has written six books – In the Scheme of Things, Alternative Thinking on the Practice of Architecture; Salmela Architect; Lake/Flato Buildings and Landscapes; Architectural Design and Ethics: Tools for Survival; Ethics for Architects; and The Invisible Element of Place, The Architecture of David Salmela.

This program is free and open to all.  Seating first-come, first-served.  Reception to follow.

Organized by The Architectural League of New York and McNally Jackson Books.