NORTHFIELD, Vt. – On Monday, Sept. 16, Norwich University School of Architecture + Art will welcome back graduate Joe Fisher as part of the NUSoA+A 2019-20 Lecture Series “High Tech / Light Touch.” 

Fisher graduated from Norwich University, earning a Bachelor of Science in architectural studies in 2010 and a Master of Architecture in 2011. From 2010 to 2014, he worked with Birdseye, an award-winning design / build firm in Richmond, Vt.  During his tenure at Birdseye, Fisher completed his architectural internship and passed the architectural registration exams, earning his license in the state of Vermont. 

At a 4 p.m. presentation in Chaplin Hall Gallery, Fisher will speak about his recent experiences in southeast Australia as a participant in the 2018 Glenn Murcutt Master Class and the integration of these lessons into his evolving private practice.

In late 2014, Fisher relocated to Austin, Texas, became licensed there and started his own architectural practice focused on small-footprint design. In 2018, he completed the process to become a Certified Passive House Consultant, a rigorous program for design and certification of super high-performance, net-zero-ready buildings. His firm, Joe Fisher Architect, has shaped itself around a decentralized office model, with a flexible design team comprised entirely of Norwich University graduates located around the country, communicating with one another virtually. This innovative type of professional practice, made possible by the integration of new technologies and business approaches, has allowed his firm to take on projects in Vermont, Colorado, and Texas.

The Norwich University School of Architecture + Art’s Lecture Series is free and open to the public. The series is supported by the Jack and Dorothy Byrne Foundation, a philanthropic organization that supports cancer research, education, volunteerism and other charitable endeavors 

Norwich University is the only university in northern New England to offer integrated professionally accredited programs in Architecture, Business, Engineering, Construction, and Nursing. Norwich’s School of Architecture + Art is ranked #7 in the US of the “Most Hired From” universities.

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Norwich University celebrates its bicentennial throughout 2019, culminating with major events at Homecoming in September. In fulfillment of Norwich’s mission to train and educate today’s students to be tomorrow’s global leaders, Norwich launched the Forging the Future campaign in 2014. The five-year campaign, which is timed to culminate in 2019, is committed to creating the best possible learning environment through state-of-the-art academics and world-class facilities and is designed to enhance the university’s strong position as it steps into its third century of service to the nation. For information please go to:

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