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Project
2025
DCTWRP Main Warehouse Facility
  • 8
  • 2024
    Chapman University Rinker Health Sciences Campus Pedestrian Bridge
  • 4
  • 6
  • 2024
    Lucia Park
  • 7
  • 2023
    City of Anaheim PUD Sustainability Education Center and Crew Quarters Building
  • 4
  • 6
  • 8
  • 2023
    Crossroads School, Performing Arts Classroom and Theater Building
  • 4
  • 2023
    Spaulding Housing
  • 7
  • 2022
    Chapman University Rinker Campus Master Plan
  • 4
  • 2022
    Anna W Ngai Alumni Center
  • 4
  • 6
  • 2022
    Hudson Housing
  • 7
  • 2022
    Pio Pico Pocket Park and Parking Structure
  • 5
  • 6
  • 2022
    UCSB Associated Students Bike Shop
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 8
  • 2022
    Wells Cheang Residence
  • 7
  • 2021
    Redcliff Residence
  • 7
  • 2020
    Cisco Home Commerce
  • 8
  • 2020
    Cisco Home High Point
  • 8
  • 2020
    Japanese American National Museum Rooftop Event Space
  • 6
  • 2020
    UCSD Main Gym and Natatorium
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 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
  • 5
  • 6
  • 2017
    CSULA Makerspace Feasibility Study
  • 4
  • 6
  • 2017
    Grand Avenue Housing
  • 7
  • 2016
    Glendale Artist's Residence
  • 7
  • 2016
    Lalique
  • 7
  • 2015
    Crossroads Shopping Center
  • 8
  • 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 Mini Mobile Museum
  • 4
  • 6
  • 2012
    UCLA Ackerman Student Union
  • 4
  • 6
  • 8
  • 2011
    Brown Jordan Showroom at Pacific Design Center
  • 8
  • 2011
    Y-F House
  • 7
  • 2010
    LACCD Harbor College Job Placement and Data Center
  • 4
  • 6
  • 2010
    Stanfordville Residence
  • 7
  • 2008
    Mira International Trade Center
  • 8
  • 2008
    Monterey Park Hotel
  • 393
  • 2008
    Vista Hermosa Park Buildings
  • 6
  • 2008
    Zoo Magnet Schools
  • 4
  • 6
  • 2007
    Berglass-Bluthenthal Residence Renovation
  • 7
  • 2005
    New Antioch Church of God in Christ Sunday School Addition
  • 394
  • 2000
    K-Residence 87-Lex
  • 7
  • 1999
    Bundang Townhouses
  • 7
  • 1998
    Ayres Residence Renovation
  • 7
  • 1998
    Pinedo Residence, Fallbrook
  • 7
  • 1997
    Noodle Stories
  • 8
  • 2002
    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.

    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.

    Our History

    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. 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

    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.