As of 2020, I’ve been a licensed Architect in the United States for 25 years and have worked in the profession of Architecture for over 30. Over the course of my architectural career, I’ve provided design services to top real estate development companies in the United States and internationally. 

While always based in New York, I have directly designed, or led the design, on projects in cities as varied as Athens, Ankara, Batumi, Cairo, Doha, Dhaka, Donetsk, Dubai, Istanbul, Kyiv, Moscow, Panama City, San Francisco and Seoul.

My architectural design experience covers a broad range of projects and scales including High-Rise Residential Design, High-Rise Commercial Design, Hospitality Design and Master Planning.

Some career milestones have included leading the design for prototypes of the Starwood Hotels extended stay brand ‘Element’, as well as leading the urban design for a 600,000 m2 masterplan development in Doha, Qatar, as well as a 500,000 m2 Masterplan development is Seoul, South Korea.

The last project that my own firm (JFA), designed that was actually built, is the Radisson Hotel at Tsinandali, Republic of Georgia, which opened to critical acclaim in late 2019.

I was considered one of the first architects working internationally to coin and adopt the concept of “Brandchitecture”, in which a brand identity for a real estate development project – be it a master plan or single building – is made a priority during the design process. I’ve been a keynote speaker at international real estate conferences discussing and presenting the value of this branding approach to architectural design.

I graduated with a Bachelor of Architecture (cum laude) from Temple University in 1989, and I also hold a Master of Science in Architecture and Urban Design from Columbia University (1991). Prior to founding JFA in 2009, I was Director of Design at Costas Kondylis and Partners in New York (noe defunct).

Below is a catalog of JFA projects, designed during the firm’s active period, from 2009-2017.

Additionally, you can also peruse this portfolio, JOHN FOTIADIS’ PORTFOLIO, which includes projects I designed or led the design on, prior to the formation of JFA.

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