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Teresa Petersen joined Fisher Dachs Associates, Inc. in November 2005. Most recently Technical Director at the University of California-Davis Theatre Department, she brings added skill in rigging systems design and drafting to the Rigging Department.

She has eight years of experience in technical .... read more

County leaders are touting a planned multimillion-dollar public arts palace-- and it's not the one you're thinking of.

This is a story about Miami-Dade County's fancy new performing arts center. Not that one. The other performing arts .... read more
Tucked into a narrow ravine above the Pacific Coast Highway, the Getty Villa, a faux-Roman retreat brimming with real Greco-Roman antiquities, has always drawn strong reactions. Built in the 1970's by an eccentric mogul, it was derided by aesthetes as a vulgar display of personal .... read more
One year after garnering glowing reviews for the William J. Clinton Presidential Library and Museum in Little Rock, Ark., Polshek Partnership Architects has a classy new concert hall complex in downtown Omaha.

As with the Clinton library, the Holland Performing Arts Center is an .... read more

When audiences crowd into Avery Fisher Hall this Thursday for the opening of Lincoln Center's Mostly Mozart Festival, they won't be looking at what Josh Dachs calls "a picture frame at the end of a long room." For the 39th annual festival, Mr. Dachs's theater-design .... read more

Although it is going on 6 in dog years, the Mostly Mozart Festival at Lincoln Center continues to learn new tricks. For 17 orchestral concerts in its 39th season, which opens on July 28, the festival plans to reconfigure the stage at Avery Fisher Hall to .... read more
New York City can now add another five theatrical venues -- two new, one old, one reconfigured, and one spruced up -- to the pool of Off- and Off-Off-Broadway playhouses soon to be coming online. All are in Midtown. Combined, they represent the continuation of .... read more
Detroit, Michigan

With the January re-opening of Hill Auditorium at The University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, loyal audiences and concert-goers will experience comfort and opulence like never before.

The design team for the $38.6 million renovation of the 1913 building .... read more

The Honorable Shirley Ann Jackson, Ph.D., President of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, today unveiled plans for the university's new Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center, eMPAC. Located on the campus of a distinguished technological research university, yet reaching out to an international artistic community, .... read more

The Omaha Performing Arts Society broke ground in April for its new $90 million Performing Arts Center. The new building, expected to open in the fall of 2005, will be a multifunction performing arts venue featuring a 2,000 seat concert hall, a 450-seat chamber music hall, .... read more
''Feel-ology.''

That's the word playfully coined by theater consultant Joshua Dachs to describe the still-nameless science of how a performing arts venue ''feels.''

Tongue firmly in cheek, he mentions other options.

Paying tribute to Thespis, believed to .... read more
Joshua Dachs is pleased to announce the addition of Jon Sivell to the FDA staff. Jon brings a unique understanding of the theatre building and its operations thanks to his experience in both theatre production and performing arts administration. Jon is designing lighting systems for .... read more
New York, NY

Fisher Dachs Associates has announced the addition of theatre consultant Alec Stoll to its consulting team.

With 15 years of nationwide backstage experience as a technical director, stage manager and lighting designer, and three years as a professional theatre .... read more
Joshua Dachs, principal of Fisher Dachs Associates, Inc., will speak at the "Theatre Engineering and Architecture 2002" conference, being held in London, England June 16-18.

Presented in the Strand Palace Hotel in London's Theatreland, the conference will bring together theatre technicians, architects, consultants, scenographers, .... read more
For more than seven decades, The Bushnell, Connecticut's premier non-profit presenter of the performing arts, has played a leading role in the state's cultural life. New York City-based theater consultants, Fisher Dachs Associates worked in collaboration with Boston architects Wilson Butler Lodge and Connecticut-based acousticians, .... read more
Fisher Dachs Associates Theatre Consultants Make it Happen at the Oklahoma City Civic Center Music Hall

When the Civic Center Music Hall reopens in September 2001, its centerpiece will be an entirely new 2,500 seat theatre. The theatre has been built within the .... read more
Fisher Dachs Associates, one of the world's leading theatre planning and design consultants, is proud to announce that Adam Huggard has won the Connecticut Critics Circle Award. At the 11th Annual Awards Presentation held recently in Southern Connecticut State University, Huggard was honored with the .... read more
Standing on the site where Houston's Music Hall and Collliseum once stood, the Hobby Center for the Performing Arts is an $88 million complex that completes Houston's Theater District.

Funded by both public and private support, the new Center, which opened in May, 2002, is .... read more
NEW YORK THEATRE DESIGN FIRM WINS
RESTORATION OF HARLEM'S
LEGENDARY APOLLO THEATRE

Fisher Dachs Associates, award-winning theatre design firm, has been awarded the opportunity to restore the historic Apollo Theatre in New York City. Jules Fisher/Joshua Dachs Associates, Inc. (FDA) .... read more