OLE W Dr. FISCHER, Dipl. Arch. ETH portrait
  • Associate Chair, School Of Architecture
  • Associate Professor, School Of Architecture

Professional Service

  • MDPI Open Access. Peer Reviewer for the journal Arts – MDPI Open Access, Basel, Switzerland. 01/04/2021 - 01/11/2021
  • MDPI Open Access. Peer Reviewer for the journal Arts – MDPI Open Access, Basel, Switzerland. 10/26/2020 - 11/09/2020
  • International Seminar on Urban Form (ISUF). Moderator of two sessions at the Annual Conference of the International Seminar on Urban Form (ISUF) "The 21st Century City" in Salt Lake City, Utah. 08/31/2020 - 09/03/2020
  • Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA). Role: Peer Reviewer. ACSA 109th Annual Meeting "Expanding the View", St Louis, MO. 06/01/2020 - 12/07/2020
  • MDPI Open Access. Peer Reviewer for the journal Sustainability – MDPI Open Access, Basel, Switzerland. 05/01/2020 - 05/28/2020
  • International Seminar on Urban Form (ISUF). Peer reviewer for the Annual Conference of the International Seminar on Urban Form (ISUF) "The 21st Century City" in Salt Lake City, Utah. 02/03/2020 - 03/19/2020
  • MDPI Open Access. Peer Reviewer for the journal Arts – MDPI Open Access, Basel, Switzerland. 01/02/2020 - 01/08/2020
  • Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports of the Czech Republic . Appointed Member of the International Evaluation Panel for the Academy of Arts, Architecture, and Design in Prague (UMPRUM). 10/28/2019 - 01/31/2021
  • University of Cologne. Role: External Thesis Reviewer. External Reviewer for the doctoral thesis “Die Lobby – Erlebnisarchitektur als Imagestrategie für Unternehmenssitze seit dem späten 20. Jahrhundert” by Eva Devasi, a.r.t.e.s. Graduate School for the Humanities Cologne, Graduiertenschule der Philosophischen Fakultät, Universität zu Köln, Germany. 08/01/2019 - 07/06/2020
  • Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA). Role: Peer Reviewer. Peer Reviewer for the 107th Annual Meeting of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) 2019, Pittsburg, PA, USA. 10/22/2018 - 11/15/2018
  • MDPI Open Access, Basel, Switzerland. Role: Peer Reviewer. Peer Reviewer for the journal Arts – MDPI Open Access, Basel, Switzerland. 08/01/2018 - 11/15/2018
  • Fakultät für Architektur u. Landschaft, Leibniz Universität Hannover, Germany. Role: Peer Reviewer and Respondent. Respondent of the 8th Annual PhD Colloquium, Entwerfen und Forschen in Architektur und Landschaft / Design and Research in Architecture and Landscape (DARA), Fakultät für Architektur u. Landschaft, Leibniz Universität Hannover, Germany. 04/09/2018 - 01/11/2019
  • Professur Architekturtheoire, Institut für Architektur, TU Berlin, Germany. Role: Peer Reviewer and Respondent . Respondent of the Annual PhD Colloquium, Architekturtheoire, Institut für Architektur, TU Berlin, Germany. 02/01/2018 - 02/02/2018
  • DAAD German Academic Exchange Service. Role: Peer Reviewer. Peer Reviewer for the DAAD New York (German Academic Exchange Service) for faculty research visit grants USA-D. 12/01/2017 - 12/31/2017
  • l'Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB). Role: Peer Reviewer. Peer reviewer for the Journal Clara, entre des Laboratoires Associés pour la Recherche en Architecture (C.L.A.R.A.) de la Faculté d'architecture La Cambre Horta de l'Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB), on the issue "Architectural Criticism and Public Debate". 12/01/2017 - 12/31/2017
  • Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA). Role: Peer Reviewer. Peer Reviewer for the 106th Annual Meeting of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) 2018, Denver, CO, USA. 11/01/2017 - 11/17/2017
  • DAAD German Academic Exchange Service. Role: Peer Reviewer for research grants. Peer Reviewer for the DAAD New York (German Academic Exchange Service): Faculty Research Visit Grants USA-D. 06/01/2017 - 06/30/2017
  • Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA). Role: Session Chair. Session Chair “Architecture of the other 99%? – Power, Economy, and the Dilemma of History”, at the 106th Annual Meeting of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA), Denver, Colorado, USA. 03/01/2017 - 03/17/2018
  • University of Calgary. Role: Peer Reviewer. Peer Reviewer for the Journal History of Intellectual Culture, University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada. 02/01/2017 - 03/01/2018
  • Netzwerk Architekturtheorie [Network for Architectural Theory]. Session Chair of the workshop "Organisationsformen [organizational structures]" at the 1st academic meeting of Netzwerk Architekturtheorie [Network for Architectural Theory] "Zum Stand der Dinge in der deutschsprachigen Architekturtheorie [On the State of Affairs in German-speaking Architectural Theory]", TU Graz, Graz, Austria. 11/03/2016 - 11/05/2016
  • DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) . Role: Peer Reviewer. Peer Reviewer for the DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) New York for Faculty Research Grants to Germany. 11/01/2016 - 12/05/2016
  • Architecture Research Centers Consortium ARCC. Role: Peer Reviewer. Peer Reviewer for the Architecture Research Centers Consortium ARCC Annual Meeting "Architecture of Complexity design, systems, society and environment", Salt Lake City, UT, June 14-17 2017. 11/01/2016 - 11/30/2016
  • The Journal of Architecture. Role: Peer Reviewer (manuscript). Peer Reviewer for The Journal of Architecture, London: published by Routledge for the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), 1996–. 01/01/2016 - 03/08/2016
  • American Collegiate Schools of Architecture ACSA . Role: Peer Reviewer. Peer Reviewer for the American Collegiate Schools of Architecture ACSA 104th Annual Meeting “Shaping New Knowledges”, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, March 17–19 2016. 09/2015 - 10/2015
  • Society of Architectural Historians (SAH), Chicago, Il. Role: Jury Member (of 3). Jury 2016 Philip Johnson Exhibition Catalogue Award of the Society of Architectural Historians (SAH), Chicago, Il. 07/15/2015 - 02/01/2016
  • Akademie der bildenden Künste Wien, Universität für angewandte Künste Wien, and Technische Universität Wien, Vienna, Austria. Role: Session Chair. Session Chair and respondent of the second panel on Visual and Media Theory in Architecture at the first joint Viennese PhD Symposium in Architecture, organized by Akademie der bildenden Künste Wien, Universität für angewandte Künste Wien and Technische Universität Wien, Vienna, Austria. 05/07/2015 - 05/08/2015
  • Society of Architectural Historians (SAH), Chicago, Il. Role: Session Chair: "Post-modernism revisited – The presence of the recent past". 66th Annual Meeting, Buffalo, NY, April 10-14, 2013. 12/01/2012 - 04/14/2013

Internal Service

  • Search Committee for the Chairperson of the University of Utah School of Architecture. Member, 11/04/2020 - present. College service.
  • Chair of the Retention Promotion and Tenure Committee (RPT) of the School of Architecture. 04/22/2020 - present. Department service.
  • Chair of the Faculty Search Committee for an Assistant Professor position (tenure track) in Architectural Research + Design, School of Architecture, CA+P, University of Utah. Chair of the Search Committee, 08/15/2019 - 04/10/2020. Department service.
  • Associate Chair School of Architecture. 08/05/2019 - present. Department service.
  • Faculty Co-editor of the peer reviewed journal "Dialectic 8: Subverting – Unmaking Architecture?", School of Architecture, University of Utah. Faculty Co-Editor, 02/01/2019 - 02/15/2021. Department service.
  • Chair of the Curriculum Committee of the School of Architecture, CA+P, University of Utah: undergraduate and graduate program of architecture. Chair of the Curriculum Committee, 08/27/2018 - present. Department service.
  • Chair of the Faculty Search Committee for an assistant professor position (tenure track) in Multi-Disciplinary Design, School of Architecture, CA+P, University of Utah. Chair of the Search Committee, 08/27/2018 - 04/15/2019. College service.
  • Internal Reviewer for the Promotion and Tenure Case, School of Architecture, CA+P, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, USA. First Reader RPT Committee, 08/27/2018 - 11/02/2018. Department service.
  • Member Retention, Promotion and Tenure Committee, School of Architecture, CA+P, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, USA. Member RPT Committee, 08/28/2017 - present. Department service.
  • Member of the Faculty Search Committee assistant professor position (tenure track) in Architectural Design + Research Methods, School of Architecture, CA+P, University of Utah. Search Committee Member, 08/28/2017 - 01/08/2018. Department service.
  • Faculty Editor of the peer reviewed journal Dialectic 6: Craft – The Art of Making Architecture, School of Architecture, CA+P, University of Utah. Faculty Editor, 02/01/2017 - 09/01/2018. Department service.
  • College Policy Advisory Committee for the College of Architecture and Planning CA+P, University of Utah. Member, 11/2016 - 12/31/2017. College service.
  • Member of the Admissions Committee for undergraduate, graduate, and international students admissions to the School of Architecture, University of Utah. Member, 08/24/2015 - 05/01/2017. Department service.
  • University Senate Executive Committee . Elected Member, 08/01/2015 - 07/31/2016. University service.
  • Faculty Editor of the peer reviewed journal "Dialectic 4: Architecture @ Service?", School of Architecture, University of Utah. Faculty Editor, 03/01/2015 - 08/01/2016. Department service.
  • Peer Reviewer of Dialectic 3: Design Build, School of Architecture, University of Utah, Salt Lake City. Peer Reviewer (manuscript), 06/01/2014 - 03/01/2015. Department service.
  • Ad-hoc Senate Committee for Learning Enhancement and Outcomes Assessment of the University of Utah Senate. Ad-hoc committee member, 04/01/2014 - 06/01/2015. University service.
  • Ad-hoc Committee for the external and internal evaluation report of the Graduate Program for Film + Media Studies, University of Utah. Ad-hoc committee member, 04/01/2014 - 11/30/2014. University service.
  • Senator for the College of Architecture + Planning at the University of Utah Senate. Senator, 08/01/2013 - 05/31/2016. University service.
  • Personnel and Election Committee of the University of Utah Senate. Member, 08/01/2013 - 05/31/2016. University service.
  • Ad-hoc Review Committee: LEAP Program UofU. write-up of final report, 09/06/2012 - 12/31/2012. University service.
  • Member of the Faculty Search Committee for the Director of the Design Build Bluff Program (tenured/tenure track), School of Architecture. search committee member, 08/30/2012 - 04/15/2013. Department service.
  • Faculty Editor of the international and interdisciplinary peer reviewed journal "Dialectic 2: Architecture between Boom and Bust" . Faculty Editor , 08/27/2012 - 09/30/2014. College service.
  • Academic Culture Committee. member, 08/27/2012 - 06/30/2014. Department service.
  • Curriculum Coordinator for History Theory Criticism. 07/2012 - present. Department service.
  • Liaison for the College of Architecture + Planning at the Marriott Fine Arts and Architecture Library. 03/01/2012 - 06/30/2013. College service.
  • Mentor/Faculty Advisor of the student run critical magazine “Dialectic“, School of Architecture. 08/01/2011 - 11/30/2012. College service.
  • Faculty Search Committee for an assistant professor position (tenure track) in History Theory Criticism of Architecture, School of Architecture. Chair, 08/01/2011 - 04/30/2012. College service.
  • Undergraduate Council. Representative of the CA+P, 07/01/2011 - 06/30/2014. University service.
  • Curriculum Committee of the School of Architecture, CA+P. 01/2011 - 12/31/2017. Department service.
  • Lecture Series Committee of the College of Architecture + Planning. 01/2011 - 05/01/2012. Department service.
  • Search Committee for an assistant professor position (tenure track) in architectural design, School of Architecture. 10/2010 - 04/2011. College service.

Honors & Awards

  • Publication Grant for "Dialectic VIII: Subverting – Unmaking Architecture?". Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts , 12/10/2020
  • Nominated for the Fulbright Visiting Professor (US Scholar Program) in Austria for the academic year 2018-19 (March 1, 2019-June 30, 2019) (not accepted). Fulbright Austria (Austrian-American Educational Commission, AAEC), 02/14/2018
  • Research fellow in residence of the Kolleg Friedrich Nietzsche, Weimar Classic Foundation, Weimar, Germany, from mid-May to mid-July 2018. Kolleg Friedrich Nietzsche, 01/15/2018
  • Publication Grant to "Dialectic 2: Architecture between Boom and Bust". Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts, 07/03/2013
  • Research Travel Grant. Gerda Henkel Foundation, Düsseldorf, Germany, 02/2012
  • Research Travel Grant. German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), Bonn, Germany, 10/2011
  • Individual research grant for the book project “History of Critical Theory”. Gerda Henkel Foundation, Dusseldorf , 05/01/2011
  • National Award for Austria’s best-designed books 2010 “Sehnsucht – A book of architectural longings” (Vienna: Springer, 2010) co-edited by Walverwandtschaften München Zürich Boston, Cordula Rau, Eberhard Tröger, Ole W. Fischer http://www.schoenstebuecher.at/show_content.php?sid=65. Hauptverband des Österreichischen Buchhandels (HVB), 03/01/2011
  • Postdoc research fellow of the Gerda Henkel Foundation at the Harvard University, Graduate School of Design. Gerda Henkel Foundation, Dusseldorf, 04/01/2010
  • Grant for the symposium “Materiality & Construction: 5 Positions in Contemporary Swiss Architecture”, Harvard Graduate School of Design, Cambridge, MA. Swiss Federal Department of Science, 11/14/2009
  • Grant for the symposium “Materiality & Construction: 5 Positions in Contemporary Swiss Architecture”, Harvard Graduate School of Design, Cambridge, MA. Pro Helvetia Foundation, Bern, 11/14/2009
  • Postdoc research fellow. Swiss National Funds for the Sciences (SNF), Bern, 04/01/2009
  • Grant for the international interdisciplinary peer-reviewed symposium “Experiments – Transfer of scientific Methods into Architecture and Art”, Gut Siggen, Oldenburg/Holstein, Germany. Alfred Toepfer Foundation FvS Hamburg , 10/18/2008
  • Artistic fellow in residence of the Akademie Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart, Germany. Akademie Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart, 04/01/2008
  • Research and publication grant for the book project “Precisions – Architecture between Sciences and the Arts”. Swiss National Funds for the Sciences (SNF), Bern,, 08/2007
  • Research travel grant for the PhD project "Friedrich Nietzsche and Henry van de Velde" to Brussels, Belgium. Erich Degen Foundation, Zurich, 10/2006
  • Grant for the project “MittelBau”, a public interdisciplinary platform of contemporary discourse on architecture, art and urban space, Zurich, Switzerland. Swiss IKEA Foundation, Zurich, 01/2006
  • Grant for the international interdisciplinary symposium “Precisions – Architecture between Arts and Science“, ETH Zurich, Switzerland. Cultural Attaché US Embassy Bern, 01/2006
  • Doctoral Research Fellow at the Weimar Classic Foundation for the research project "Friedrich Nietzsche and Henry van de Velde". Weimar Classic Foundation, Weimar, 08/2005
  • Doctoral Research Fellow . Gerda Henkel Foundation, Düsseldorf, 02/2005
  • Doctoral Research Fellow at the Weimar Classic Foundation for the research project "Friedrich Nietzsche and Henry van de Velde". Weimar Classic Foundation, Weimar, 08/2004
  • Doctoral Research Fellow. Research Program of the ETH Zurich, 11/2001
  • Graduate Student Fellow at the ETH Zurich, Switzerland. German National Academic Foundation (Deutsche Studienstiftung), Bonn, 10/1999
  • Graduate Student Fellow at the ETH Zurich, Switzerland. German Academic Exchange Program (DAAD), Bonn, 10/1998

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