VIII International
Architecture Forum

September 10, 2019 / KYIV

John Fotiadis

John Fotiadis,
Principal, Founder, John Fotiadis Architect (USA)

Theme: «Modern Architecture NOW: Form, Function, Meaning, Value – A report from New York»

Biographical Data and Professional Experience:

John Fotiadis was born in 1963 in New Jersey, USA. He graduated with a Bachelor of Architecture (cum laude) from Temple University in 1989. He also has a Master of Science in Architecture and Urban Design from Columbia University (1991).

John Fotiadis has been a licensed architect in the United States for 25 years and has worked in the profession of Architecture for over 30. John ran his own consulting firm and worked in a number of high profile New York based architectural firms such as Costas Kondylis and Partners, and HLW. In 2009 he founded John Fotiadis Architect PLLC («JFA») an internationally focused multidisciplinary design firm offering architectural design, master planning, urban design and interior design services.

Over the course of his career, John has provided design services to top tier real estate development companies headquartered in New York including The Trump Organization, Silverstein Properties, Extell, Related, Starwood, and Rockrose.

John’s design experience covers a broad range of projects, scales and locations. He has designed residential, commercial and hospitality projects in New York, San Francisco, Boston, Miami, Cairo, Doha, Dubai, Seoul, Moscow, Panama City, Kyiv, Donetsk, Baku, Batumi, Athens, Istanbul and Ankara.

Projects of note at JFA include the 45 story Trump Tower to be built in Batumi, Republic of Georgia, the 100 meter tall Polercoaster Entertainment Complex to be built in Atlantic City, New Jersey (USA), and the Radisson Hotel at Tsinandali, Republic of Georgia, which is presently under construction. The JFA portfolio also includes a master plan for a new waterfront development in city of Batumi (Georgia), a mixed-use tower in the financial district of Lower Manhattan in New York City (USA), the Andreevskiy office complex in Kyiv (Ukraine), the Pushkinskiy mixed-use complex in Donetsk (Ukraine). JFA is presently designing projects in the New York City metropolitan area including a 48 unit luxury residential building presently under construction in Long Island City.

Prior to founding JFA in 2009, as Director of Design at Costas Kondylis and Partners in New York, John led the design work on many high rise residential buildings in New York City as well as a number of high profile hospitality projects including the W Hotel in South Beach, Miami, and the prototype for the Starwood Hotels extended stay brand Element.

John Fotiadis Architect PLLC “JFA”

John Fotiadis Architect PLLC “JFA” is a full service architecture firm based in New York City, offering architectural design, master planning, urban design, and interior design services.

JFA is a young and lean firm, leveraging the collective experience of its staff as well as a more extended pool of building professionals at its disposal. The mission of the firm, first and foremost, is to provide unparalleled value for its clients. JFA is realizing this goal by implementing cutting edge communication and design technologies. By doing so, JFA can generate very comprehensive work quickly and economically, and be ready to respond to changing client needs in real time.