Fred Visits Venice Architecture Biennale

A day in Venice was a mixture of sublime, such as the newly restored 1958 Olivetti Showroom by Carlo Scarpa and the Prada Foundation’s exhibit “Art or Sound” , and the not so sublime Biennale Architettura. Koolhaas’  “Elements” exhibit (just buy the book) offered little for non-students while some of the national pavilions offered engaging examinations of […]


Fred Returns to the American Academy in Rome for its Centennial Festival

The American Academy in Rome Centennial Festival brought together the Academy community, present and past to celebrate the Academy’s mission, history and new leadership: President & CEO Mark Robbins, Board Chair Mary Margaret Jones and Director Kim Bowes. Landscape masters Laurie Olin and Pete Walker discuss Star Jasmine in the Academy Cortile.



For all of you attending the American Alliance of Museum’s Annual Meeting & Museum Expo next week in Seattle, don’t be a stranger!  FFP will be there as well, so make sure to stop by our Expo Booth (#329) and say hello.


Birth of the Cool

Prefiguring the current revisitation of LA’s place in recent art and architectural history, poet/LA River advocate Lewis MacAdams’ beautifully written and illustrated “Birth of the Cool” (The Free Press, 2001) is itself a cool riff on a seminal moment in American culture.


Firestone Tapestry Installation

Firestone was abuzz this week with the installation of its newest piece of custom art, a tapestry designed by artist, John Nava. This work replaces a Renaissance tapestry that was originally displayed in the 3rd floor reading room. After fifty years of display the original piece had sustained damage beyond repair. The Nava reinterpretation celebrates […]


LA Times Arts Spring Pick

Los Angeles Times Art Critic, Christopher Knight, selects ‘Expressionism in Germany and France: From Van Gogh to Kandinsky’at LACMA as one of his top art picks in Los Angeles this Spring. Exhibition design by Frederick Fisher and Partners. Exhibition will be on view in the Resnick Pavilion June 8, 2014–September 14, 2014. Link to full article.


Fred Reflects on LA’s Architectural Past in New Book

Catapulted to fame by the international media in and around the 1980s, a loosely affiliated cadre of architects–the so-called L.A. Ten–emerged to define the future of Los Angeles architecture. In this book, L.A. [TEN], architects Frederick Fisher, Neil Denari, Ming Fung, Craig Hodgetts, Coy Howard, Wes Jones, Thom Mayne, Eric Owen Moss, Michael Rotondi, and […]



Julie L. Mellby of Firestone Library’s Rare Books and Special Collections Department, captured Fred Fisher assisting in the placement of art during last week’s trip to Princeton. For more information visit the Graphic Arts Collection website.


Tongva Park and Ken Genser Square Recognized by City Parks Alliance

The City Parks Alliance, a national urban park advocacy organization, has recognized Tongva Park and Ken Genser Square as “Frontline Parks” for the month of January.  This program identifies a monthly example of urban park excellence, innovation and stewardship across the United States in an effort to raise awareness for the necessity of public open […]



Crossroad School, Sam Francis Art Gallery presents Delight: Architect Frederick Fisher. This exhibit features a rare glimpse into an assemblage of inspirations and motivations that have guided and shaped Fred’s practice. Exhibit will be ongoing through February 13, 2014. Located at the Sam Francis Art Gallery: 1714, 21st street, Santa Monica, California 90404. Gallery hours […]