Vladimír Fischer was born in Fryšták in 1870. In 1893 he graduated from the Czech Technical University in Prague, then received training under architect Emil von Förster and worked in the Helmer & Fellner design studio in Vienna. Starting in 1902 he worked for the state technical services of the Moravian government in Brno; after the formation of Czechoslovakia in 1918 he held the position of chief building consultant and head of the surface structures department at the provincial political administration in Brno. In 1923 he began his academic career at the University of Technology in Brno, where he served as dean of the faculty of architecture and civil engineering. He was appointed rector in 1931-32. Simultaneously, he was a prolific independent architect. He is the author of the of the Cyrilometodějská Savings Bank building on Zelný trh and the Church of St. Augustine on Kraví hora in Brno, where he employed functionalist means of expression. During the war (1939-41) he worked as a preserver in the State Cultural Heritage Office for Greater Brno. Vladimír Fischer died in Brno in 1947.