FDA News

We are always working on new projects and trying to support the field in a variety of ways, and some of our completed work finds itself in the news. These are the latest stories.

Building the Future, Rooted in the Past — Afrofuturism in the Built Environment

Picture a skyscraper, a marvel of modern engineering, soaring upwards. Its gleaming facade and intricate network of beams and trusses might lead you to believe it rose from the ground in an instant, a testament to human ingenuity. But the truth, like the building’s foundation, lies unseen. Beneath the surface lies a complex history, a network of interconnected layers – bedrock, concrete, steel – each crucial in supporting the structure’s present and determining its future potential.

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2023-2024 Cultural and Performing Arts Insights

We often like to reflect on the past 12 months of achievements, innovations, and the state of design for cultural and performing arts venues. These insights reflect the changing needs and preferences of the artists, audiences, venue managers and operators, as well as the observations of those of us in the industry tasked with conceiving and developing these beautiful spaces.

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FDA features Public Works at ITEAC 2023

Theatre Consultant Joshua Dachs presents the work of Public Works (New York) in community outreach and involvement — Theaters around the world are urgently exploring how to reach new audiences, and engage with communities who haven’t been touched by theatre before. PublicWorks exemplifies these efforts on a scale rarely seen before.

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