FREDERICK FISHER AND PARTNERS is a leading architecture and planning firm serving a full spectrum of cultural, institutional, commercial and residential clients throughout the United States, Europe and Asia. Founded in 1980 by principal, Frederick Fisher, the award-winning firm began as a custom design practice, specializing in the arts and residential marketplace in Los Angeles. The long-term association of partners David Ross and Joseph Coriaty adds experience in larger building types and project management. Reflecting Fisher’s interpretation of space, light and material, these projects became models for an architectural aesthetic that has won the firm international recognition for innovative and refined style.
Today, FFP provides a full range of architectural services – from programming, master planning, and design concept through construction documentation, entitlements and construction administration – to clients in the arts, education, residential and commercial sectors. With a full-time staff of 30 architects, designers and administrative personnel, the firm’s signature is evidenced in more than 100 built projects across the nation and in France, Germany and Japan. The firm’s extensive portfolio includes major commissions for museums and galleries, educational facilities, libraries, urban planning, community spaces, mixed-use developments, restaurants, live-work environments, as well as multi-family housing.
FFP is a firm dedicated to the betterment of the built environment through "green" architecture. As members of the U.S. Green Building Council with LEED Accredited Professionals in house, FFP makes an effort to employ sustainable design methods and materials when possible in its architecture. Recent green projects include Sherrerd Hall for Princeton University, the Annenberg Information Science and Technology Building at Caltech, the Annenberg Community Beach House, and the Annenberg Center at Sunnylands.
Mr. Fisher's commitment to architecture is not limited to the production of physical work, as he remains invested in the philosophical and educational evolution of the profession. Such interests have encouraged him to stay involved with art & architectural education, acting as a professor for many universities around the United States, an artist collaborator and a lecturer at events around the world. This includes a seven year term as Environmental Design Department Chair at Otis College of Art and Design.
The Los Angeles Business Journal recognized the firm as one of Los Angeles’ top 25 architects for design excellence. In 2009, Fisher was honored by the Los Angeles Times, Westside Urban Forum and Southern California Development Forum for the Annenberg Community Beach House, and from the Pasadena-Foothill Chapter of the American Institute of Architects and Southern California Development Forum for the Annenberg IST Center at Caltech. Other accolades include the Brendan Gill Prize for the design from the Municipal Arts Society of New York for the P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, the Elizabeth Milbank Anderson Award for the Long Beach Museum of Art, and twice by the Los Angeles Chapter of the American Institute of Architects' Restaurant Design Awards for Houston's Restaurants in 2006 and 2009. The firm was also honored by the Los Angeles Conservancy for its design of the Broad Arts Foundation in Santa Monica, and Mr. Fisher was one of the first recipients of the C.O.L.A. Grant for design, an individual artist fellowship awarded by the City of Los Angeles in 2002. In 2008, Frederick Fisher was the recipient of the prestigious Franklin D. Israel Rome Prize in Architecture from the American Academy in Rome.
The firm’s dedication to enduring design quality is evidenced by its purchase and restoration of the landmark 1950s architectural offices of the late prominent architect, A. Quincy Jones. Frederick Fisher and Partners occupies the distinctive space in West Los Angeles and has renovated the gardens of its classic courtyard layout. The building was named a Cultural Landmark of Los Angeles in 2001.