John Fotiadis brings over 25 years of professional, international design experience providing clients with unique, branded architectural solutions. He is a seasoned administrator and manager of multi-disciplinary teams having managed as many as 25 individuals on a single design project.
His international business experience – fueled by a keen interest in history, culture and a general facility with foreign languages (fluency in English, Greek, Italian) – has made him known in multiple regions as a unique foreign consultant operating with the finesse and awareness of a local expert. He has gained a broad knowledge of the geopolitical dynamics of Eastern European / Middle East, honed through significant activity in those markets (Ukraine, Georgia, Turkey).
John is also a recognized speaker in the international real estate community – he has delivered keynote speeches at several seminars and forums in US and Eastern Europe – specifically on branding in contemporary residential design, and historical precedents for current design trends. He was one of the first speakers to coin and use the term “brandchitecture” in Eastern Europe.
John leverages his expertise in high-rise residential design, urban design, master planning, and hospitality design to create an approach with clients which is always collaborative in nature. He is driven by the notion that while an architect must bring value to every stage of a project, generating the primary concept or
“BIG IDEA” as he often refers to it, is the most valuable service the architect can provide.
This has become a core philosophy at JFA.
John and the JFA team, are best known for their ability to quickly understand and asses the numerous factors impacting the design of a project, including deriving a value proposition with the client and creating a positioning statement, which will ultimately lead to the concept. All of these factors, combined with the team’s unique cultural backgrounds bring a distinctive perspective to the work which is evident throughout the JFA portfolio of projects.