Joe Mobilia joined FDA in 1977. He stopped doing the math on the number of projects he's worked on in those 40+ years after realizing it’s in the hundreds. His longevity at FDA is such that he now sometimes works on the renovation of a theatre that was an FDA project when new, like the Broward Center for the Performing Arts in Fort Lauderdale.
Joe supervises FDA’s work on stage rigging and machinery. His were the concept designs for the acoustical ceiling systems that are the subject of this year’s panel, at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center, the Bass Performance Hall and the Oklahoma City Civic Center Music Hall.
Joe is also one of FDA's project managers, guiding a project from the earliest days of programming and feasibility to completion of construction. He has been project manager for performing arts centers, concert halls, historic theatre renovations, theatre and music venues for educational institutions, and museums.
Joe has a degree in Visual and Environmental Studies from Harvard University, and has been a guest lecturer there. Before turning to theatre consulting, Joe was a set designer and scene painter. He is a member of the American Society of Theatre Consultants.
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