UPDATE FROM JOHN – 12.17.2019:
Hello All – In 2020, I plan on pointing this domain name to a new one (as yet unnamed) which will cover my broader creative work beyond architecture. Those interested will still be able to access the OLD JFA HOMEPAGE, and the link to the JFA PORTFOLIO OF WORK of Architectural projects, created during the firm’s active years from 2009-2017, from that new domain/website.
Those of you who know me, are probably aware that in addition to being an Architect, I write and record music and also draw. You can see the work I’ve done in both of these areas via the links below:
My ongoing musical project, “Empty City Squares” can be found at
as well as
You can see the recent Art project I’ve been working on “The Solace of Antiquity” at:
Finally, you can follow me and keep updated on all this creative work and more on twitter at @emptycitysquare .
I have a lot more Music and Art planned for 2020.
Thanks again to all my friends and acquaintances for showing their support during my recent media farce that felt more like a Harold Pinter play than anything else. I never “disappeared” folks, I simply chose not to respond to a “journalist”, and took down JFA’s social media and website when asked to do so by my new employers. The timing of those two completely separate and unrelated events, may have been unfortunate, but far worse, was exploited in a rather pathetic attempt at self-aggrandizement, to create a news story where there was none. Case in point, see THIS TWEET THAT HASN’T AGED PARTICULARLY WELL, and over a year and a half after being posted, has amazingly, still NOT been taken down or at least, amended (as of January 2, 2020). The intellectual dishonesty being showcased here is rather breathtaking. Here is a screenshot of the same:
Suffice it to say, my belief and understanding that journalism’s primary mission is to report objective and impartial facts, rather than to be used as a platform for bloated, sanctimonious virtue signalling and self-promotion, was severely tested.
Nevertheless, seeing as I haven’t “vanished”, I look forward to seeing you all online in the coming year.
All the best for a healthy and prosperous 2020!
Ars Longa Vita Brevis
(Ὁ βίος βραχύς, ἡ δὲ Tέχνη Mακρή…)
December 15, 2019
(Updated January 2, 2020)