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A reader might think that compiling 50 tests of an architect’s mettle—from age-old questions all designers face (Can you work with corrupt politicians?) to problems introduced by technology and globalization—would take up a writer’s time. But not only has ARCHITECT contributing editor Thomas Fisher, Assoc. AIA, published Ethics for Architects: 50 Dilemmas of Professional Practice (Princeton Architectural Press, October 2010), he’s followed up with The Invisible Element of Place (University of Minnesota Press, May 2011), a survey of 51 projects by Minnesota residential architect David Salmela, FAIA.

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