Friday, September 07, 2007

Fisher co-authors new book on the design of architecture schools
The Chronicle of Higher Education reports that Thomas Fisher, dean of the UM College of Design, has co-authored a new book on the architecture of architecture schools. Called "Designing for Designers: Lessons Learned From Schools of Architecture," Fisher wrote and edited the book with two other Midwest academics: Jack Nasar at Ohio State University and Wolfgang F.E. Preiser at the University of Cincinnati.

Too often, the design of architecture schools fail to meet expectations, the authors write. “When people buy a product, they expect it to look good and work well, such as the universally designed line of kitchen utensils by OXO. The same philosophy should be applied in architecture.”

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