John Sergio Fisher & Associates (JSFA), now celebrating its 43rd anniversary of providing excellent service, is an architecture, planning and theatre consulting firm. JSFA’s projects range from cultural, educational and community facilities to commercial and medical office buildings to hotels and multi-family housing with a focus on theatres, performing arts centers and entertainment facilities. Twenty employees staff offices in Los Angeles and San Francisco.
JSFA specializes in the programming and design of new, restored and renovated theatres, as well as visual arts, performing arts, and entertainment facilities, both public and private. The firm has designed over 150 performing arts venues for drama, musicals, dance, opera, orchestra, band, choral concerts and recitals throughout the U.S., Europe and Asia. JSFA’s built projects have served a range of requirements from educational and amateur to repertory and touring professional productions. Related experience includes theme parks, exhibits, fairs, video studios and specialty cinemas, sound stages, radio and recording studios, editing facilities and multimedia conference rooms, as well as educational institutions with media and rehearsal rooms and classrooms. The firm’s in-house theatre expertise and services encompass audience chambers, stages and support spaces, seating arrangements and sightlines, acoustics, theatrical lighting control and distribution, rigging and draperies, variable platforms, and stage lifts and machinery.
Other architectural experience includes university and K–12 educational facilities, museums and art galleries, hospital and medical office facilities, religious assembly building, office buildings, retail centers, community buildings, hotels and affordable multi-family housing, including industrialized housing. JSFA has planned and designed over 10,000 multi-family housing units.
JSFA’s design philosophy is based upon an innovative problem-solving approach that examines every parameter of the project needs. The result is a design synthesis with a high level of visual and technical quality. The appearances of JSFA’s buidings can vary greatly in response to the user, as well as the cultural and environmental context. What remains constant is the commitment to superbly functioning, sustainable (green) and humanistic architecture. The design process often includes the participation of project stakeholders in creative, problem-solving charettes.
JSFA has won numerous design awards, including 31 AIA awards. In 1998 JSFA received the Annual AIA/SFV Architecture Firm Award. The firm’s work has been published regionally, nationally and internationally. JSFA has been recognized for and prides itself on its design capabilities within the context of master plan goals and budget and schedule constraints.