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BAC KG RO U N D Licensed Architect in the United States (New York and New Jersey). Member AIA. Over twenty five years of professional experience in the Architecture industry as a practicing architect and independent consultant, including significant international experience in successfully winning, designing and managing large scale projects. Founded a New York City based architecture practice in 2009, John Fotiadis Architect (“JFA�), which has executed design projects in the USA, Ukraine, Greece, Turkey and The Republic of Georgia. Known for developing new business in non-traditional / difficult to enter markets and sectors, by fostering successful client relationships through a cognitive cultural awareness and sensitivity.

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AREAS OF EXPERTISE Seasoned administrator and manager of multi-disciplinary design teams – has managed as many as 25 people on one design project. Recognized expert in high-rise residential design, urban design, master planning, hospitality design. International business experience including general facility with foreign languages (fluency in English, Greek, Italian). Known in multiple regions as a unique foreign consultant operating with the finesse and awareness of a local expert. Recognized speaker in the international real estate community. Keynote at several seminars and forums in US and Eastern Europe - specifically on Branding in contemporary residential design, and historical precedents for current design trends. Broad knowledge of the geopolitical dynamics of Eastern European / Middle East, honed through activity in those markets.

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SKY (AKA 605 W 42ND STREET) Location: New York, USA Client: The Monian Group Type: Residential / Mixed Use Size: 80,000 sf / 60 story / 1200 units The project is located on a prominent Manhattan Block, 11th Ave and 42nd Street. Executed as Director of Design at Costas Kondylis and Partners. Led the design team on the overall aesthetic of the building by working closely with the zoning department to create a form in line with the developer’s desire for an “iconic” identity - both at a pedestrian and urban scale. The entire project was put on hold with advent of the financial crisis of 2008/2009 but has recently restarted. Construction is expected to be complete in 2017.

Typical Residential Floor Plate

Perspective view of Tower looking up from the SE

Detail of Window Wall configuration and glass colors


SKY (605 WEST 42ND ST) RETAIL Location: New York, USA Client: The Monian Group Type: Retail Size: 15,000 sf on multiple levels Personally designed the retail base of the building at the owner’s request. The base was conceived of as Class ‘A’ retail, and was originally intended to house an automobile dealership. It recalled the angle of the tower above and borrowed a traditional architectural form - the Egyptian mastaba - rerendered completely in glass, in order to maximize visiblilty obliquely on the N-S perspective of 11th Avenue.

Retail “Mastaba” facing North on 11th Ave. - Day While at COSTAS KONDYLIS AND PARTNERS

While at COSTAS KONDYLIS AND PARTNERS

Retail “Mastaba” viewed diagonally from the SE corner of 42nd Street and 11th Avenue - Day While at COSTAS KONDYLIS AND PARTNERS

Curtian wall detail

While at COSTAS KONDYLIS AND PARTNERS

Aerial View from SE

While at COSTAS KONDYLIS AND PARTNERS

Retail “Mastaba” facing North on 11th Ave. - Night

While at COSTAS KONDYLIS AND PARTNERS

Retail “Mastaba” viewed diagonally from the SE corner of 42nd Street and 11th Avenue - Night


“ELEMENT” BRAND CONCEPT AND ARCHITECTURAL PROTOTYPE Location: Multiple Client: Starwood Type: Hospitality Size: 80,000 sf / 124 keys Led the design team at CKP to work closely with the Starwood branding and marketing teams for the development of a new extended stay hotel concept, that resulted in the Hotel brand “ELEMENT”. Took the project from conceptual design through prototypical construction documents. Oversaw construction of a prototype in Lexington, Massachusetts, Assisted Starwood in formatting the project to be sold as a franchise package. The square white arch for which John Fotiadis is one of the trademark holders, has become a identifier of the project and a signature for the brand.

Dusk Rendering with lower Arch Option

View looking up from Entry Canopy


Initial sketch concepts for the Hotel entry which included a water feature (later eliminated)

Design Studies, Elevations, Plans

First Generation Elevations

Ground Floor Plan

Typical Guestroom Floor


Interior Renderings - Public Space / Guestrooms

Exterior Renderings

Dusk Rendering of Hotel Entry showing taller Arch option


TANG JEONG “CRYSTAL VALLEY” Location: Seoul, South Korea Client: Smasung Electornics Type: Mixed Use Size: 60,000 m2 GBFA

Samsung Electronics commisioned CKP to desgn a master plan as well as architectural prototypes for a new residential district to be located adjacent to the (then) world’s largest flat panel screen manufacturing facility. Located in a predominantly agricultural area 60 Km ouside of Seoul, the “Crystal Valley” project was designed to maximize green space and preserve as much of the existing landscape as possible. While 5 unique master plan schemes were initially developed, a “towers In the park” concept known as The Park City was ultimately chosen by the client, given the stringent zoning and density requirements of the project. Led the design studio in all facets of the project, including developing seperate architectural identities for each cluster. Construction commenced in 2009.

Site Plan

Aerial View from SE


Presentation Boards showing Two of the Five initial schemes


Sketch of cluster courtyard

Rendering of the Central Tower CLuster

Rendering of one of the main boulevards, showing a Tower Cluster

Sketches of Tower Groupings

The “Park City� Site Plan,

Sketches for exploring architectural identity of each cluster


LUSAIL WATERFRONT MASTER PLAN Location: Doha, Qatar Client: Qatari Diar Type: Mixed Use Size: 600,000 m2 (land area) Located in the city of Doha, Qatar, the Lusail project was conceived as a major urban initiative to extend of the exisiting city of Doha to the north. CKP was awarded the design of the Waterfront District of Lusail which was conceived of as a live/work environment on the sea. Three different masterplan schemes were developed for the site, with the client ultimately chooing a mid-rise density and parceliziation scheme. The final scheme resulted in 1.6 million m2 of buildable floor area. In additon to creating the masterplan, the CKP Design Studio was asked to develop zoning regulations and architectural guidelines for the whole district. Led the design studio for all facets of this project.

Waterfront promenade model portion

Aerial at Night - View from the NE


Rendered Site Plan Showing The Whole Project

Rendering of the Waterfront Promenade - Combining Landscape and Hardscape Features

While at COSTAS KONDYLIS AND PARTNERS Rendering of the Waterfront from the Sea

Model with detailed Landscaping


LUSAIL WATERFRONT ZONING/ DESIGN GUIDLINES Location: Doha, Qatar Client: Qatari Diar Type: Mixed Use Size: 600,000 m2 (land area) Zoning regulations and architectural design guidelines were developed to create a uniform district identity which would still allow for the individual brand expression, and development vision for each individual parcel. A total of 46 parcels were created each with exacting zoning regulations. The regulations were modeled on the various New York City zoning districts, and their particular characteristics, that the team had dealt with on previous projects and used as a precedent.

While at COSTAS KONDYLIS AND PARTNERS

Zoning Plans, Sections and Axonometric Digrams were provided for each parcel


LUSAIL WATERFRONT ARCHITECTURAL PROTOTYPES Location: Doha, Qatar Client: Qatari Diar Type: Mixed Use Size: 600,000 m2 (land area) Qatari Diar requested examples and architectural prototypes to illustrate two main points the development potential of the various types of parcels that had been created, and the shared amenity of the waterfront promenade. The final design submission to the client consisted of architectural models and renderings of the different building typolgies and waterfront amenity areas that the studio had designed.

A typical shared walkway seperating two buildings

Rendering of a prototypical deisgn for midrise tower on a base

An intended “blurring� of indoor and outdoor space through the use of verandas, screens and large scale Mashrabiyas was incorporated as a design strategy into the project.

Preliminary sketches and finished models illustrating the intended architectural language for the project


QATAR MISSION TO UN Location: New York City Client: Government of Qatar Type: Renovation Size: 10,000 sf

Following the work that the CKP Design Studio completed on the Lusail Master Plan project in Doha, Qatar, the Counsel General of Qatar requested a series of design options for the renovation of the existing Qatari Mission to the United Nations located on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. The project scope included redesigning the ground floor lobby and recladding the entire building facade. The design approach chosen was to higlight the duality of Qatar’s emerging identity on the world stage - namely a country with strong cultural traditions, but one also open to innovation. All of the design options generated reflected this duality by expressing traditional Islamic architectural motifs through the use of innovative materials and new building technologies. Generated all deisgn options.

Facade Motif Study

View of proposed facade renovation on 1st Avenue .


Two variations showing facade as Mashrabiya rendered in semi-transparent stone lattice

Different options combining traditional Islamic design motifs rendered in stone and glass curtain wall

Variation on the theme of Stacked stone arches behind an etched glass curtain wall


‘W’ PHOENIX Location: Phoenix, Arizona Client: Realted Group and Partners Type: Hospitality/Residential Size: 25,000 sf A quick design study for Related Companies, for a new W Hotel. Following in the footsteps of the very successful W Hotel in Miami, Related sought to roll out additional condo-hotel properties. CKP was asked to quickly develop a conceptual scheme for a prominent intersection in downtown Phoenix, that featured an unusually acute angle at the intersection.

Study of Building Base

The design concept for the building was generated from this angle. The angle and the surrouning mountanous views inspired the “in-out” balcony configuration. The juxtaposed angle sof the building facade and the balconies created a dynamic and iconic form which conveyed movement. Led the design studio in conceptual deisgn of the project.

Fin Detail - Facade study

View from Street

Study of balcony motif in facade


First, Second and Fourth Level Floor Plans

A section showing condominuims stacked above a hotel and sperated by a shared amenity floor.

The street angle of the intersection inspired the “in-out� balcony configuration.


RENAISSANCE SQUARE THE RITZ CARLTON WESTCHESTER Location: White Plains, New York Client: Capelli Organization Type: Mixed Use - Hospitality/ Residential/Commercial Size: 950,000 sf

Capelli Organization comissioned CKP to design a large mixed-use development that would contain a Ritz Carlton Hotel, luxuty residences, offices, and shared amenities. The client mandated that the project have a prominent position on the White Plains Skyline and be visible from all the the major throroughfares to and from New York City that pass along the edges of White Plains. As a result, a scheme comprised of two 42 story towers on a shared base was developed. Partcular attention was placed on the tower tops to create a gateway effect. Led the design studio in all facets of the project. Project construction commenced in 2009. Typical Plan

View from Tower Top facing South


Angled reveals on the Tower faces created more slender looking forms on the exterior and more glass corners on the interior

Early Design Studies resulted in chamfered forms at the Tower Tops

The view directly up at the building entrance

The pairing and mirroring of the Towers converyed a “gateway� effect

The Building Entrance from accors the street


SILVER TOWERS AT RIVER PLACE

Location: Manhattan, New York Client: Silverstein Properties Type: Rental Residential Size: 1,180,000 sf Silverstein Properties has developed a full New York City Block bouned by 41st and 42nd Streets to the North and South, and 10th and 11th Avenues to the East and West. Silver Towers completes the block design. The project is comprised of two 58 story towers that sit on a common base of consisting of amentities and affrodable housing units. Led the design studio in the confirguration of the overall project massing, including the configuration of the tower tops, as well as the courtyard within the base of the building.

Rendering of a base option

Aerial View form the North West


Early sketch of Base massing, which housed afforable housing units

Early rendering of a more “transparent” base

The Courtyard Entry

the Base was designed to look more “solid” with an contextual scale

Renderings of the Courtyard Enty


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42-14 CRESCENT STREET Location: New York, USA Client: Meadow Partners Type: Residential Size: 50,000 sf.

JFA was commissioned by Meadow Partners to design a residential building for the burgeoning residential neighborhood on Crescent Street in Long Island City. The project, which is approximately 50,000 sf, will be a 13-story building consisting of 48 rental units including a penthouse unit. Of the building’s 4 facades, 2 will be on the lot lines. The other two facades are to be articulated in brick and metal and are designed to reflect the industrial legacy of the area the building will sit in. The façade is visually split creating the impression of two very slender adjacent buildings in the massing. The taller section of the two, reflects the Penthouse unit at the top.

Diagram

Front Elevation | Top


Entrance

Crescent Street Facade (”Front”)


ANDREEVSKIY PLAZA Location:Kiev, Ukraine Client: ESTA Holding Type: Commercial Size: 86,000 m2

Andreevskiy Office Complex was designed to be an 86,000 m2 building located in Podol, a historic district of wellpreserved buildings in Kiev. The building was being developed by ESTA Holding, one of Ukraine’s leading real estate development firms. With a footprint of approximately 10,000 m2, the building was to be eight stories tall and designed to contain speculative office space with retail and parking located in the base of the building. It was also designed in accordance with LEED criteria. JFA was hired to adjust a pre-existing building massing, re-design exterior facades, and design the public interiors. Effective April 2012 the developer has terminated the project.

Axonometric Cross-Section

Plaza at Andreevskiy Street


Borischiftik Street Facade

Roof Garden

Glass Cube at Andriivski Street

Entrance Lobby | Glass Box


Courtyard Lobby

Courtyard

Elevators

Courtyard Lobby

Typical Restroom


ANKARA CASTLE Location: Ankara, Turkey Client: TASYAPI Insaat Type: Mixed-Use Size: 800,000 m2

In 2013, JFA was commissioned by TASYAPI to develop a concept mixeduse master plan for a 19.25 hectare parcel of land located approximately 2 Kilometers west of the Ankara’s city center. JFA was asked to design a high-density residential district while preserving the site’s topographic, landscaping, and cultural characteristics. During the analysis stage, JFA identified the need for a new town center for this growing area that is home to Haceteppe University as well as other prestigious academic institutions. Borrowing heavily from the Ottoman town planning concept of the “Kulliye”, JFA was able to successfully blend a new residential high-rise district organized around a traditional commercial Maydan at it’s center. The resulting master plan creates an urban focal point and destination intended to be used by the development’s residents and visitors alike.

Birds Eye from South-East

Aerial View from South-East


Typical Entrance | High Rise Building

Aerial View of Maidan

Maidan Steps


Madian Collonade Details

Madian Fountain at Day

Madian Fountain at Night


BATUMI RIVIERA MASTER PLAN Location: Batumi, Georgia Client: Silk Road Group Type: Mixed-Use Size: 160,000 m2

The master plan is organized by extending one of the major streets of Batumi (Rustaveli Avenue) into the site, which roughly splits the site into a northern and southern zone. The southern zone which consists primarily of the marina village, is designed to connect the new waterfront to the rest of the city, by creating a plan that matches the scale, height and proportion of new buildings to those of the historic Batumi city grid and fabric. The marina village is planned to be an exclusively pedestrian zone. The northern zone is intended to be a mixed use development and will be part of Phase 2

Master Plan | Concept

Site Plan


Marina View

View of the Marina

Aerial View

Boulevard View


TRUMP TOWER BATUMI Location: Batumi, Georgia Client: Silk Road Group Type: Residential Size: 54,000 m2

The Trump Tower was designed to be part of the Phase I. The design of the tower was driven by two ideas – to create an iconic profile on the Batumi skyline, and to maximize the views out of the building for every residential unit. A triangular floor plate was chosen to accommodate these two ideas. By highlighting the special attributes of each corner, views are further enhanced; not onlyfrom each individual unit, but also from the public zones. Two northern corners with sea views get maximum exposure from having double corner window. The south corner opens up to the city view, providing southern exposure to the atrium.

Site Plan

View From Seaport


Tower Base

Lobby

View From West

Interior Sea View

Tower Entrance


MAIDEN LANE

Location: New York, USA Client: Maiden Lane LLC Type: Mixed-Use Size: 250,000 SF. JFA was commissioned to design a mixed use tower in the financial district of Lower Manhattan. The developers desire to maximize the allowable buildable floor area meant creating a building which included residential, commercial and retail floor area. The property is unusually narrow and will thus require special engineering considerations. JFA is completed its deisng work on teh project in 2010, afterwhich ownership sold the property to another developer. JFA coordinated its deisgn efforts with world class engineering firms Langan Engineering and Thornton Tomasetti to create a viable and economically sound solution while maintaining a dramatic architectural vision.

View from acorss the River

Night Rendering from Pier 17


View of the Retail frontage

Ground Floor Plan

Sectional View Defining Commercial

View from Pier 17


SOFIYEVKSI

Location: Kiev, Ukraine Client: Fortaks Development Group Type: Residential Size: 6,400 m2 Protected by the municipality, Sofiyivski Street runs through a historic district of Kiev near the Cathedral of St. Sofia. The district houses residential buildings from the late 19th century, rendered in a style locally known as the “Ukrainian Baroque Style”. Fortaks Development, a real estate development firm in Kiev, hired JFA to design a mid-rise residential building within this historical locale. The site proved challenging in terms of vehicular access and physical limitations placed on the building by the historic district. It was clear from the outset that the building would need to comply with footprint and height limitations as well as echo the architectural aesthetic within the district. JFA designed a building with a jewel box character. A traditional building rendered in modern architectural details. The plan organizes residential units around a central core, set on a retail base. The main building façade sits symmetrical on Sofiyivski Street with the residential entrance located on a side courtyard.

Aerial View

Front Elevation of the building


Main Approach

Aerial Views of the Building

View from Street Level

Detail of Screen


TSINANDALI / RADISSON WINE RESORT

Location: Tsinandali, Republic of Georgia Client: Silk Road Group Type: Hospitality Size: 10,000 m2 Situated in Kakheti, the heartland of Georgia’s wine region, the new Radisson Wine Resort at Tsinandali bridges the millennia-old tradition of wine making in the Southern Caucasus and current global trends in cultural tourism, creating a unique guest experience. JFA was hired by Silk Road Group to re-purpose the historic wine factory at Tsinandali, and design a new 100 room boutique hotel adjacent to it. Recognizing its importance as a national landmark, JFA approached the design of the buildings and interiors as an opportunity to preserve and celebrate the cultural significance of the estate, allowing guests to immerse themselves in the rich history of Tsinandali and Georgian wine. The design of the hotel is modern in its volumetric configuration, and reinterprets the materials and formal configurations of the older existing buildings. With its fragmented volumes, inclined roof-planes, weathered-steel framed windows and half-vaulted entrance lobby, the new structure embody the spirit of the estate through a contemporary aesthetic. Connection courtyard between old Winery and new Hotel


Location Plan

Site Plan

Aerial View - Old winery in foreground, new Hotel behind

Approach to Entry from road

Entrance Facade

Detail of Lobby Entrance

New Hotel behind existing winery building

The Courtyard connecting the new and old buildings

Aerial view of Courtyard


Hotel Lobby / Reception Area

Underground passage connecting new Hotel to old Winery

The guest lounge in a repurosed laboratory wing of the old winery

The new Hotel restaurant in a repurposed wine cellar


The Hotel Pool

A tranistional Hall betwen renovated wine cellars

A meeting room in a repurposed Wine Cellar

Typical Guest Room Veranda

Typical Guest Room - Day

Typical Guest Room - Night

Spa Reception Area

Spa Washroom

Spa Changing Room

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