Principal, Fisher Dachs Associates, Theatre Planning & DesignNew York, USA
Joshua Dachs is recognized as one of the world's leading theatre planning and design consultants. Drawing on a background as a violinist, an architect, and theatrical set and lighting designer, he has led FDA's consulting practice for over 30 years. He has helped plan and design four opera houses, including the Mariinsky II Opera House in St. Petersburg; concert halls for major orchestras; and the newest Broadway theatre, the Stephen Sondheim. He has worked with many leading theatre companies, including the Arena Stage, Old Globe, the Guthrie Theater, Washington DC’s Shakespeare Theatre Company, Theatre Clwyd in Wales, the Bolton Octagon, and Shakespeare’s Globe on the extraordinary new Sam Wanamaker Theatre. For Lincoln Center, he is currently planning the redevelopment of David Geffen Hall, and he completed many other projects on the LC campus including the renovation of Alice Tully Hall and expansion of the Juilliard School, as well as designing the Mostly Mozart Festival Stage. A graduate of the High School of Music and Art in New York, he holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Cornell University.