Now is Not Too Soon

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Course outline
Course structure and materials
Length of course
CPD hours
Learning outcome
Competency standards

Course outline

From the National Architecture Conference 2016: How Soon is Now

In this presentation Thomas Fisher talks about the architectural impact of the media revolution and the importance of architecture in our new economy and social function. Thomas explores concepts such as "Third Wave Thinking" and the "Third Industrial Revolution" and how the design and architectural community can find new ways to meet people's needs.

AACA Competency: Design

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Thomas Fisher: University of Minnesota

Thomas Fisher is a professor in the School of Architecture, the Dayton Hudson Chair in Urban Design at the University of Minnesota, and Director of the Metropolitan Design Center at the College of Design. He is a graduate of Cornell University in architecture and Case Western Reserve University in intellectual history. Named a top-25 design educator four times by Design Intelligence, he has also lectured widely at universities and in the professional and public sphere.

Thomas has written extensively about architectural design, practice, and ethics. He has written nine books and his writings have appeared in many books, journals and publications. His newest book, Designing our Way to a Better World, will come out in 2016, and he is working on a book on ‘On-Demand Cities’.

Course structure and materials

  • Audio-visual Flash presentation
  • Formal assessment

    Length of course

    1 hour

    Continuing professional development hours


    1 formal Continuing Professional Development (CPD) point.

    Learning outcome

    After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Identify the transformation in media and the impact that it will have on the social function and social roll out of architects
  • Explore the architectural impacts of the media revolution
  • Recognise the importance of architecture in our new economy
  • Describe how Thomas Fisher believes how the design and architectural community can contribute in new ways to meeting people’s needs
  • How the “Third Industrial Revolution” and “Third Wave Thinking” impacts architecture

    National Competency Standards in Architecture



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    Published on: 09/02/2018

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