JOHN FRIEDMAN ALICE KIMM ARCHITECTS
With the belief that architecture has the power to transform people’s lives, John Friedman Alice Kimm Architects (JFAK) creates environments that encourage interaction, sustain the environment, and effect positive change. Since 1996, the firm’s work has spanned schools, university centers, commercial ventures, housing, and public space installations, and each project is approached as an opportunity to artfully and sustainably enhance its cultural context.
ABOUT ALICE KIMM, FAIA
Born in Chicago, Alice spent her high school years in Seoul, then returning to the US for what she thought would be one year, but has now been more than twenty. Alice held the position of Chair, and then Director of Undergraduate Architecture at USC from 2010-2014 and was appointed Adjunct Professor in 2015. She spends the little free time she has reading fiction and playing squash.
Alice was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to research housing types in Korea in 1997, and was selected to deliver a TEDx Talk by the Fulbright Association in 2015. She currently serves on the Advisory Board of the LA Forum for Architecture and Urbanism and has been a peer reviewer for the Design Excellence program of the Government Services Administration for the past decade. Alice has also served on the Boards of AIA Los Angeles and Woodbury University’s School of Architecture. Alice was elevated to the College of Fellows of the American Institute of Architects in 2010.