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Project
2020
Chapman University Rinker Campus Master Plan
  • 4
  • 2020
    Cisco Home Commerce
  • 8
  • 2020
    Cisco Home High Point
  • 8
  • 2020
    City of Anaheim PUD Crew Quarters Building and Sustainability Education Center
  • 4
  • 6
  • 8
  • 2020
    Crossroads School, Performing Arts Classroom and Theater Building
  • 4
  • 2020
    CSULB Anna W. Ngai Alumni Center
  • 4
  • 2020
    DCTRP Maintenance Facility Replacement
  • 6
  • 8
  • 2020
    Hudson Housing
  • 7
  • 2020
    Japanese American National Museum Rooftop Event Space
  • 6
  • 2020
    Pio Pico Pocket Park
  • 6
  • 2020
    Redcliff Residence
  • 7
  • 2020
    Santa Lucia Housing
  • 7
  • 2020
    Spaulding Housing
  • 7
  • 2020
    UCSB Associated Students Bike Shop
  • 4
  • 2020
    UCSD Main Gym and Natatorium
  • 4
  • 2020
    Wells Cheang Residence
  • 7
  • 2019
    Cloud Plaza
  • 8
  • 2019
    LACDA Demonstration Homes
  • 7
  • 2018
    Caltech Watson Lab Feasibility Study
  • 4
  • 2018
    City of Fremont Warm Springs Innovation District Concept Study
  • 6
  • 8
  • 2018
    Netflix Animation Hub
  • 8
  • 2018
    UC Berkeley Olympic Rowing Facility Feasibility Study
  • 4
  • 2017
    Aire
  • 7
  • 2017
    CSULA Makerspace Feasibility Study
  • 4
  • 2017
    Grand Avenue Housing
  • 7
  • 2016
    Glendale Artist's Residence
  • 7
  • 2016
    Lalique
  • 7
  • 2015
    Crossroads Shopping Center
  • 8
  • 2015
    Korean American National Museum
  • 392
  • 2014
    AEG Parking Structure
  • 8
  • 2014
    Claremont McKenna College Aquatics Center Feasibility Study
  • 4
  • 5
  • 2014
    Rouleau Residence
  • 7
  • 2013
    Bordeaux Sister Cities Pavilion
  • 6
  • 2013
    Cobb Residence
  • 7
  • 2012
    Tom Bradley MMM
  • 392
  • 2012
    UCLA Ackerman Student Union
  • 4
  • 8
  • 2011
    Brown Jordan Showroom at Pacific Design Center
  • 8
  • 2011
    Y-F House
  • 7
  • 2010
    LACCD Harbor College JPDC
  • 4
  • 2010
    Stanfordville Residence
  • 7
  • 2008
    Mira International Trade Center
  • 8
  • 2008
    Monterey Park Hotel
  • 393
  • 2008
    Vista Hermosa Park
  • 6
  • 2008
    Zoo Magnet
  • 4
  • 2007
    Berglass-Bluthenthal Residence Renovation
  • 7
  • 2005
    New Antioch Church of God in Christ Sunday School Addition
  • 394
  • 2000
    Kimm Residence 87th-Lex
  • 7
  • 1999
    Bundang Townhouses
  • 7
  • 1998
    Ayres Residence Renovation
  • 7
  • 1998
    Pinedo Residence, Fallbrook
  • 7
  • 1997
    Noodle Stories
  • 8
  • 1997
    Shinsadong Building
  • 8
  • 1996
    Parashu
  • 8
  • 1993
    Sun Gallery
  • 7
  • We believe in architecture that communicates and inspires, expresses identity, and encourages social interaction. Our design process integrates intuition, play, and dialogue with close analysis of each project’s physical, programmatic, and cultural context, as well as the underlying intentions of those who initiate it. Architecture, after all, is for people, and its creation is always collaborative.

    Since then, JFAK has completed a wide range of projects with notable public and private clients. In the process, they have been recognized with numerous distinctions including not one, but two, Rudy Bruner Silver Medal for Urban Excellence awards, the only firm to be so honored.

    How We Work

    Recognizing a common desire to create architectural environments that are simultaneously joyful, meaningful, and sustainable, John Friedman and Alice Kimm founded their design practice in 1996 in Los Angeles, where they discovered fertile ground for their ideas and aspirations.

    Through an inquisitive design process that mines the complexities of our heterogeneous society, John Friedman Alice Kimm Architects (JFAK) creates distinct and joyful formal landscapes that encourage creative interaction, sustain the environment, and catalyze positive change for their communities.

    The firm employs a diverse range of tools, including skillful distribution of natural light; experimentation with materiality, color, and texture; celebration of transparency and visual relationships, repurposing of common symbols in new ways; and always, the restless exploration of form and space to create environments that people return to over and over again, even if they don’t quite know what it is that draws them.

    A project’s size, type, or budget are not important; rather, JFAK seeks out opportunities to develop innovative solutions to meaningful design challenges. New performative materials in concert with the most current design software and fabrication technologies become means to explore new kinds of efficiencies, forms, spaces, and branding possibilities.

    As a matter of ethical urgency, JFAK applies the widest range of sustainable strategies – sophisticated engineering systems, simple passive techniques, recycled and smart materials – to each project. The firm’s collaborators include an ever-expanding group of artists, engineers, scientists, builders, and other specialists who, as clients, consultants, or advisers, are partners in creating integrated and environmentally sensitive environments that better the lives of their users.